Yesterday my WD10EADS (1 TB green power HDD) decided to die, so I lost about 800GB of data
Yes, I know that backup is the cardinal rule, but that disc was my backup drive, so I lost all my backups
I read somewhere about the “freezer method”, but it didn’t work. What I did was put the drive into the freezer for a couple of hours, and then I installed it on an external box, but nothing changed.
When I switch on the box, the drive emits a sort of buzzing noise, it repeats the buzz 4-5 times, and then nothing happen. The drive makes no clicks, only that sort of buzz. I never heard a drive making these noises I’m not sure that platters are spinning, because placing a hand over the disk I can’t notice any vibration.
Windows doesn’t see the drive and the disk manager is not able to see the disc either
Can I assume that the disc is definitely dead? Maybe I did an error in the “freezer” method? Can someone suggest me the correct procedure? How long the drive should stay in the freezer? Should I connect it to the USB box immediately after removing it from the freezer or I should wait for some time?
I tried two different sata --> USB adapters, so this should exclude the adapter as the reason why windows didn’t recognize the disk. I also tried both adapters with a working disk, and windows recognized the drive correctly with both adapters.
Any suggestion is welcome