I have a
Buffalo Ministation HD-PCU2 external 500 GB HDD. It's formatted in ex-fat, since I need to use it on my Mac and my PC both. One day I accidentally unplugged it without properly ejecting it from my office pc. And then it started giving me weird issues. In start it sometimes couldn't get detected on some pc and then one day suddenly it stops getting detected on any machine at all. I can't even see the drive letters in Windows (7 and 8 both). I've checked disk management, but no trace of it there too.
I have valuable data in that drive. Any way I can get back the hdd to normal status?
Update:- I am checking on my Macbook and I can see it in the disk utility, but it shows unmounted and the repair and verify buttons are disabled too. I can erase the HDD, but I do not want to loose my data. Can anyone suggest any option?