I few weeks back I plugged in my external HDD and got an I/O device error and could not access the drive (a WD Elements 1tb drive)
I looked around these forums as well as other sites and found recommendations for using chkdsk to scan and repair the drive, testdisk and getdataback; the latter completely stalled and failed to respond when scanning and the former (testdisk) is still in the process of scanning after 4-5 weeks of constant running and only at 67% - at this rate it will take more than a year to finish scanning but also provides the following during the scan:
Has anyone got an idea what else I can do? Im thinking my only option may be to wipe it and try to recover the data with something like EASEUS data recovery?
Thanks in advance, Jon.