external hard drive
Hi, I have a question. I have a Western Digital external hard drive and this morning I was plugging in my laptop and hard drive when I screwed up and plugged the laptop power cord into the hard drive instead of the hard drive cord. It wasn't but a couple of seconds until I realized what I had done and unplugged it. Well both lights started flashing on the hd and I knew I had probably messed it up. The hd power cord is 12 volts and the laptop is 19 volts. I went ahead and took out the hard drive from the case and my question is, do you guys think I've actually damaged the hard drive itself or should I be able to buy another case and use it? I'm really upset because I have so much important stuff on there that I haven't gotten around to backing up yet so I'm hoping the hard drive itself is still good. What do you guys think?