I've seen similar posts around, but no answer that fits my needs (seems that most people just want to format their drives or they run linux?). But it I've missed an answer and this is a duplicate, I apologize.
Here's the issue:
- I want to access/recover data from an older Western Digital NAS-device that doesn't start anymore when pressing the power button.
- I've taken out the HDD itself from the NAS and attached it to a laptop using USB-interface cables. It's an ordinary 3.5 SATA HDD (1TB).
- When I set power to the HDD I can hear it starts spinning, but it doesn't show up as an external found device in Windows 7 (64 bit) (no drive letters are assigned).
- I hope the disk is fine and only some prints on the NAS is broken...
Anyway... If I enter Disk Management it shows the drive (Disk 2):
I cannot assign a drive letter to any of the partitions as they are marked as grayed out when right clicking on a drive.
- Any suggestions on how to access the files stored in the partitions?
- Would it be fine to run GetDataBack on the drive if it turns out the drive is broken? Or might it do more harm by overwrite/change partitions/data?