I have a Seagate 3.5" 500GB SATA2 HDD that I put in a USB case (vantec) that failed recently.
- At first it started except that attempts made to browse certain folders resulted in "Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check)".
- Then when I tried restarting the HDD, Windows 7 reported a RAW partition and said I need to format it.
- I also tried connecting the HDD directly using SATA in a desktop PC and Windows 7 stuck at "starting windows" for about half an hour before I gave up on it. In the BIOS, it seems to detect the HDD model correctly, something like STA3500xxx
- I also tried using TestDisk as suggested by jaclaz on MSFN and it did not find any partitions
What could I do now?