I use 1TB WD passport external hard drive. It's not old (3-4 years I think). Suddenly one day I plug it into my computer as usual the light was on, the disk is spinning but I cannot access it from anywhere. disk management show nothing but It's show the drive letter (G) in my computer but not show any volume. sometimes it said that it need to format to get it working again. The drive made a little -------- tik tik tik -------- tik tik tik sound when it running (this is not usual and I thought that my hard disk have some mechanical problem). The strangest thing is that when I unplugged it my Kaspersky miraculously found it and said that if I want to scan it. This is my setting to scan every device that I plug in. I found it in device management and it said that the driver is up to date but not find any volume. My question is is this drive is accessible in anyway, I mean it's some kind of driver problems or it is a faulty drive. This is my backup drive and the data is important. I never drop or crash or slam it some one said that its with the reader in the drive fell off its position or does not store correctly. I now stop using this drive to prevent damaging it, what should I do next. by the way its seem to heat up very fast and some one said that it relate to not enough power to the drive. I try with another computer but no good.
Thank you a lot.