I've got a 1TB Iomega 2.5" FireWire Drive. The drive contains important data which is contained in a 950GB TrueCrypt volume. Format is MAC OS Extended (Journaled). I'm mainly connecting it on a MacBookPro, 15", early 2011 model.
It won't spin up anymore. When I plug it in, a short faint sound can be heard for a few seconds. That's it. It doesn't spin at all. No "click-click-click" sound that disks about to fail often emit.
- I've tried holding it in different positions.
- I've tried "swinging it" (almost like when throwing a frisbee) cause I read somewhere that it might release stuck disks.
- I've tried both FireWire and USB cable.
None of the above works.
The drive doesn't show in Disk Utility. I've tried Disk Warrior, Data Rescue, Drive Genius, Stellar Phoenix and non of them can detect the drive either.
Any suggestions what to do apart from bringing it in to a Data Recovery Service? Does the fact that the data is all on a TrueCrypt volume limit chances of recovery further?
I would LOVE recommendations of what methods to try AND in which order they ought to be tried?
Could putting the drive in the freezer harm the drive thus making it harder to recover data using our methods? It's got no fan so my theory is that it's been running too hot.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Oh, and yes..I don't have a fresh back up anymore. Stupid! I know!