I got a problem with an external hard disk, Western Digital My Book Essential. I was copying some files to the hdd, and then gave me an input/ouput error, and the hard disk never came back since that. Now I can't mount it, windows or linux either. I dissasembled it and connected directly to a motherboard with a sata cable, but the bios didn't recognize the hdd...
If I connect the hd in Linux, I can't mount it. It's not recognized by the system, I can't try to mount it because it doesn't exist at the /dev/. The only information I got it's:
Jun 9 12:35:14 localhost kernel: [ 3405.575913] usb 4-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci_hcd Jun 9 12:35:14 localhost mtp-probe: checking bus 4, device 5: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb4/4-1/4-1.2" Jun 9 12:35:14 localhost mtp-probe: bus: 4, device: 5 was not an MTP device
I don't know if somebody knows a way to access to the disk, I only wish save the information. I don't care if the disk it's usable again.
Seems your disk's dead, I don't have any forensics experience but it may be difficult to extract any data if your system can't recognize it - although I know WD have ways to recover data from it by disassembling the disk's plates in a specially-controlled vacuum environment and inserting them in a working HD.
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Golden rule of the information age: always have backups!
Because HDD's can die from somewhere between 1.5 months and 10 years (with an average of 3-5 years).
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Well, my hard disk it's finally dead. The data recovery costs arround 900€ (~1100$), so I decided to replace it using warranty and forget about recovery all the data (basically I will miss tv shows, because all I lost was that and backups).
Thank you anyway.