I have a WD external drive (SATA, with a micro USB connection) with data. I have plugged it in and it doesn't work, meaning that no disk is recognised by the OS, and I can't see it with
diskpart or any other Windows tool. Likewise,
VMware doesn't detect it either to pass it to a VM.
I have removed the case to see the actual drive:
As it can be seen, the drive receives energy, and it can be heard that it is rotating -including some low (reading?) noises.
What can I do, either in Windows or Linux, to access the contents of the drive?
What next "testing" steps should I try?