Question about Western Digital My Book Essential 500GB External USB 2.0 - WDH1U5000N 500 GB Hard Drive
Took to a local computer store! they said that they have tried 2 different recovery programs...they said my only option is to send my external hardrive to a "clean lab" company and have them physically pull the hardrive apart in a "clean lab" and try to salvage the last four years of my family pictures. any ideas...they quoted me a hefty price in order to do this ?
Have you tried goggling for data recovery software. There are a lot of free ones if you had that to your search. But, I've used several paid for ones that worked. I'd try to trail versions to download and first see if can read the drive. If it can't the next thing I would do, is to dismantle the case around the hard drive, and take out the physical hard drive and switch the back pins to Slave, and add it to your computer. (make sure you have your main drive as Master) Then as a slave drive you have a lot more options to recover data.
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