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Posted 22 June 2016 - 05:59 PM
Posted 22 June 2016 - 06:10 PM
I believe the hard drive has failed. Passports, if the portable, do not need much of a drop to break, especially if the drive was spinning during the drop.
Another issue with the passports is the USB bridge card is integrated into the drive's PCB which prevents the removal of the drive and placing it into an enclosure or using a USB adapter.
Have you tried another USB cable? If a different cable does not work I am afraid you are looking at using a professional data recovery service which is not cheap. It depends on how important this data is but the cost can be $800 and up.
Your location is Nigeria but DriveSavers is one of the better recovery services.
Edited by JohnC_21, 22 June 2016 - 06:11 PM.
Posted 25 June 2016 - 05:17 PM
"...Not Initialized. When I right click to initialize it..." -- Radvec
In a strange way, that process might come in handy later; here's a snippit quote: "...initialization...[is a]...high level format basically clears the drive by zeroing the data that keeps track of where all the data is on the drive. The data is still there (until you write over it), but since the drive's table of contents shows nothing in there it behaves like a blank drive..."
Follow JohnC's lead, he won't steer you wrong!
Edited by RolandJS, 25 June 2016 - 05:19 PM.
"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." -- Ben Franklin revisited.
Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)
Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)
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