Its a Buffalo 500 GB Ministation (HD-PCU2( ). The HD suddenly stopped being recognized on the system. I tried chckdsk but its taking forever. It says i need to format to use it, but i have data on it. The SMART report shows warning signs on 5. Reallocation Sector Count, 197. Current pending errors count and 198. Uncorrectable Errors Count. Can i recover the HD without formatting or is recovery the only option?
Will testdisk work for recover? Thanks.
Report By: HDDScan for Windows version 3.3
Report Date: 3/23/2013 11:45:02 PM