Something very funny is going on with my External Hard drive Caddy. I am running Linux Mint 14.
I had a laptop breakdown just before Christmas, removed the drive and placed it into a 2.5" SATA caddy, verified the data was there - no read operations, removed the drive, tried to access it days later to find the ext3 filesystem was totally corrupted. I assumed that was a disk issue.
I recently used the same caddy with an NTFS disk, data was fine, unmounted the disk, checked it days later, disk is entirely unreadable
So just now I checked it with a 3rd, old hard drive. Read the data, all fine, unmounted, reinserted, disk unmountable.
Any ideas what on Earth is going on, and more importantly how I can get the data back? it must still be there