I know very little about HDD's so I will start with what I have done/know.
This is an Internal drive that I have been using externally in a hdd dock for many years(no surprise it has failed on me)
- the drive internal and externally connected to multiple computers spins up and is recognized in bios and device/computer manager.
- when connected it will appear in my computer after about 10-15 minutes.
- upon trying to access the drive my entire computer will slow nearly to a halt.
- once the drive is disconnected my computer prompts me to format the drive, that is no longer there...
I don't particularly want to save the drive, although it would be nice, my wife would just be a little upset with the photo's we would lose.
From what I have read I'm thinking it has corrupt information bogging it down to an inaccessible state; Since I can get it to connect however, I'm hoping that I can save the photos.
Thanks for any input,
Edited by HoneJ, 22 August 2014 - 09:35 PM.