Re: External Hardrive Not Loading/Not Recognized
if I were you, i would have hooked it inside PC casing and tried to access data from there.
if spindle is working fine, i don't think it should have some serious issue, if it hadn't been giving grinding noises in past. the external h/d's started getting issues only because they don't get cooled properly, secondly, manufacturers put all kind of rubbish, so its always recommended if you are buying a hard-drive for data back up, better get yourself an enclosure with fan, and buy yourself a decent hard drive to store data on. I have seen WD's failing because of heat due to improper casing design.
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