I have a 2TB WD hard drive connected to my iMac via a USB 2.0 cable. Yesterday, for the first time, I found the transfer rate was really slow - like a few kb/minute slow. When I restart the computer, it takes maybe 15 minutes before the drive shows up in my Finder window. When I try to run Disk Doctor, the screen is blank for several minutes before the drive finally shows up. I've tried swapping the USB cable for one that I know works, but there's no change. I'm guessing the drive is dying somehow.
Is there anything else I should try to fix the drive?
Is there any way I can recover the data on the drive?
Thanks so much!