Posted 14 October 2007 - 08:55 AM
I've had my external Maxtor One Touch 3 600gb for a couple of years now. Worked like a charm. Until yesterday, when my friend came over to me with his computer. He needed some of my photos from my external Maxtor. So I unplugged the firewire cable form my Mac (firewire 400, 6-6pin) and connected it to his machine (PC). Nothing happened. We tried the USB 2.0, but still no connection. Checked all the cables, rebooted everything. So we thought it was just his computer that had gone bad. I connected the disk back to my mac, but no connectivity there too!
When I turn on the external drive, the light stays on, and the fans are at maximum speed. I can hear one of the drives start up, but it wont connect to any computer (tested with 2 computers, One mac (with OS X and bootcamp windows pro) and one normal PC with windows pro). I've checked in Device manager, Computer management and "Systemprofile" for Mac OS X. The hardrive simply wont connect/show up anywhere. As if the cable was cut off (it isn't).
Is there any way to fix my drive? If it's not, how can I recover the 300gb used data?