Friend of mine dropped a HDD on the floor and every since the HDD won't mount when connected. It just makes this spinning noise inside for about two rounds and then it goes quiet. Obviously, he wants to salvage the data but I said to him I'll see what I can do knowing the chance of recovery is pretty slim with HDD that won't mount.
Was I right about this ? Is there anything I can try I may not know about ?
I tried to run gparted on it as I know gparted can detect disks that aren't mounted but connected. But no luck.