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This drive is in the pink of health.
The head never parks unless the drive itself is turned off, which explains the equal number of load cycle and power cycle counts.

It's likely the data is still retrievable, but the file table is messed up.

Try Recuva.
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Sorry guys I've been extremely busy moving for the past week, don't mean to bring you back to an old topic but...

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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
So right-click the yellow highlighted bit and assign it a drive letter?

Did you add the yellow highlighting, or was it already there?

100% free space.... hmm...
I added the yellow highlighting so you'd know which drive I'm talking about

I can't do anything except delete the volume...


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Originally Posted by markothevrba View Post
Yeah, seems like the drive is empty :/ But I wouldn't be surprised if the drive actually died since WD sticks Green series HDD's in their externals and they have a bad reputation of dying...
It is indeed a Green

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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
This drive is in the pink of health.
The head never parks unless the drive itself is turned off, which explains the equal number of load cycle and power cycle counts.

It's likely the data is still retrievable, but the file table is messed up.

Try Recuva.
Oh man thanks so much! This is exactly what I wanted to know! I'll check out Recuva, hopefully it can retrieve the files he needs.
    
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Quick question, how do I select a drive to recover in Recova if it doesn't have a letter and I can't assign it one?
    
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