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WD VelociRaptor no longer recognized? Dead?

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Hello All,

So about 3 hours ago I turned on my PC when I got home from work, browsed the internet, then decided to play some games(brand new gaming PC i put together).I clicked on my Steam (loaded on the WD VR) desktop icon and nothing loaded. I tried to do this with a few other programs and the same thing happened. I decided to restart the PC to see if it would rectify the problem, but it hung on the blue shutting down screen you see before the PC shuts down. I then forced a power down, and when I booted up again, it took Windows 7 about 5 minutes to load up when it usually takes 30 seconds (my boot drive is an SSD). When I went into My Computer, my 150 GB velociraptor was no longer listed in the drives section.

In device manager the drive shows up and says it is working properly. I thought this was strange so I went into Disk Management to see if I could reallocate or initiallize the thing again, but when I got into disk management it describes the Disk as Disk 1 > Unknown > Not Initialized. Upon trying to re-initialize the drive, an error message pops up saying Access is Denied. By the way, in the BIOS the drive is recognized as well.

I'm guessing this thing is shot, but what can I do to rectify this? Fortunately the drive only had Steam and Fallout New Vegas + Mods on it, so I'm not in dire straits. I am going to try unplugging and plugging in the sata power and data cables first to see if that makes a difference.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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HAF 932 
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What does the SMART data say? Run a tool like GSmartControl and paste the SMART data here.
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