WD 2TB USB Passport drive - data recovery

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by patent10021, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    I have one of those WD 2TB USB Passport drives. It was dropped and now it isn't working. It's not emergency important. Actually it's been sitting around the house for a few years because I just figured I'll get at the data whenever I have time.

    I plug it in and it does the occasional click. Light keeps blinking like it's reading but never shows up on my Mac. I (think) it's spinning because when I hole it I can sort of feel that spinning gyroscopic feel. Plus it sounds like it's spinning. It's probably that needle/arm that got displaced?

    From what I've read this drive is a bitch to get at data compared with other drives.

    Any tips or tricks? Anything I can try on my own? I like tinkering so is there some kind of forensic kit I can buy?

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