Recover harddrive data
I've got a WD 500GB external hard drive. I've been using it for over a year now but suddenly ran into this problem where neither Windows 7, nor Ubuntu 12.04 are showing the drive when it is plugged in.
However, disk utility (Ubuntu 12.04) and disk management (or something like that in Win7) are listing the drive. I've got the disk utility details in front of me, and according to that, its showing me 500GB of free unallocated space and a SMART status of 'Disk is healthy'. I remember Win7 also showing the drive as unallocated free space, when in reality I actually have half the drive full of data.
This problem started when I plugged this drive into a friends Macbook Air. Initially we could access the drive, but after a couple of hours, I guess due to the connecting cable being lose, the Mac couldnt detect the device anymore either.
I should be able to format the drive via the disk utility, but is there any way I can save my data?