Having some issues with a WD hard drive... and I'm holding on to some hope.
I was using the HD in an external enclosure as an external drive copying some files, and the HD got knocked off the desk while it was copying. The HD was not detected at all through a USB connection, therefore I thought it was toast, which is very upsetting as it was my back up for old files, pictures, etc.
I purchased a new HD to install in the old external enclosure, and when I plugged everything in the new HD would not be recognized through a USB connection either... which lead me to believe it might be the enclosure and not the HD as I originally suspected.
Since I had some hope that I might be able to recover the files and lost pictures without an expense recovery such as a clean room/etc, I thought I would try to boot the damaged HD in an older desktop via SATA connection.
Installed and connected the HD via secondary SATA connection as a slave, and the pc won't boot with the drive and when the pc starts I get the error message;
Error auto-sensing secondary slave hard disk drive
Any idea where to start with this? I think the first part would be to try and get the old damaged HD booted to see if anything is recoverable, and to run some diagnostics. Then I can work on the new HD and determine if the enclosure is damaged or the old HD.
Any help is greatly appreciated!