Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive

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My WD 500GB USB drive spins up and makes a few clicking noises and then stops. Drive doesn't show up in My Computer. Disk Manager shows it and says it needs to be initalized but when I try it fails. Another utility I have shows that it is a 2TB drive. What can I do to get it back to a 500GB drive? I tend to use this drive on a Mac running Win XP using VMWare Fusion. I have failed to disconnect the drive properly each time when I needed to remove the drive.

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Good day sir, chances are your hard drive is done, but I think its the interface circuit. You may need to dismantle it, get the drive unit inside and use it as your separate internal hard drive. Get your files. feel free to ask again, send me your progress if possible. hope this helps. thanks

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I am having same problem.. what did u do with that ? n how u recovered your data ?

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