I have a transcend 250GB hard drive which recently stopped working. It didn't sustain and physical damage that I am aware of, dropping, water ect... It won't even pop on the desktop, and isn't recognized with disk manager. I plugged it into a mac to test it and the exact same thing happened. I has using it an hour before, i turned the computer off and when i returned I booted the system to find the HDD clicking.
I heard this could be caused by the reader not finding the center point so it can't read any data also I heard this could be caused by the HDD not receiving enough power form the computer but I doubt this is the problem
My question is there any thing you guys know that will allow be to access the data once to extract the data off it without using a service?