Hey guys, I've had an issue with a couple of external drives over the past couple of days and was looking to get some help.
First issue was plugging a WD 500gb external drive (usb powered) in to my computer, and was able to access and copy some things over to it as usual (done plenty of times) and then gave it back to my father to watch some shows off of it. He then said that when he tried to plug it in to his TV nothing came up, strange, i then plugged it in to the laptop to see if that would help, but nothing came back on that either. I could hear a bit of a strange sound when it started up and then nothing.
Then today, with my gf's hard drive (seagate, 500gb, usb powered), same thing, copied some things over, and now the drive seems to be fried. Makes a strange sound and then can't access anything. The computer and the TV recognise that something is plugged in, I just have no way to access it.
So first question, is it possible that my computer usb port could damage an external drive to create this sort of issue?
If so, is there anything I could try to access these drives?
Computer is running Windows 10 Home Edition 64-bit
Computer is a few years old
Not sure where to start, please let me know if there is any info that might be beneficial towards a solution.
Any help appreciated
Edited by Randerson91, 27 March 2017 - 02:38 AM.