24, March 2017: WD Black My Passport Ultra not recognized - How to recover data from WD Black My Passport Ultra external hard drive not recognized lost data due to not formatted, not working, not showing up, power failure, logical damaged.
Due to the extremely close spacing between the heads and the disk surface, HDDs are vulnerable to being damaged by a head crash¡ªa failure of the disk in which the head scrapes across the platter surface, often grinding away the thin magnetic film and causing data loss. Head crashes can be caused by electronic failure, a sudden power failure, physical shock, contamination of the drive's internal enclosure, wear and tear, corrosion, or poorly manufactured platters and heads.
Through my own problems and solve problems encountered experience, I summed up a few ideas:
1: When the WD external hard drive can not be recognized, should not be easy to do the physical maintenance of the hard drive, be sure to have enough patience to find a solution.
2: The WD external hard drive can not be recognized, there are many hardware and software reasons, sometimes the file system or partition table damage, this situation, the direct use of data recovery software will be able to recover data; sometimes the motherboard configuration is damaged, the motherboard configuration reset to Factory settings, remove the motherboard battery and re-install the battery, in many cases this simple means will be able to solve the problem; some of the most common very simple problem, only need to clean up the computer parts of the dust can be;
3: Even if you have tried a variety of solutions, still can not solve the problem, do not be discouraged, have patience, still do not easily physical maintenance hard drive.
4: similar to the problems I mentioned earlier, and sometimes, the WD external hard drive used for a long time, he just need to rest for some time, sometimes for another computer, only need more time to wait. It should be noted that some failures are caused by insufficient power supply
5: If in the end anyway can not solve the problem, do physical testing should be very cautious, at least in the detection of non-destructive means to be used.
6: A serious failure of the old hard drive, backup and recovery of important data, try not to continue to use.
Use "Full Scan" to recover files which can not be found with "undelete" and "unformat" and "recover partition" from WD external hard drive after showing an error, display as raw file system, unformatted, unknown partition, unpartitioned, needs to be formatted.
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