My 2TB USB3.0 WD My Book Essential HDD decided to fail on my today. But not in a hardware manner. Instead it's decided that the hard disk in no longer partitioned correctly and must be formatted. I was using it fine last night when I was watch shows on it while it was plugged into my WD Live TV unit, but when I plugged it into my laptop today Windows says it's not formatted. Plugged it back into the WD Live TV unit and it can no longed be found by the Live TV unit.
Tried to recover the data on it my using an program to scan the hard drive to see what could be found, and all that was there is the s*** generic WD software.
I've raised a case with WD to see whether it's the HDD, cable or just Windows and its usual difficulty.
Has this happened to anyone else? Can anyone help with data recovery?