I have a 1.5 year old Western Digital HDD which was returning me all sorts of CRC errors. When I used the WD diagnostic utility it told me the drive failed under the attribute “Raw Read Error Rate.” I’ve tried putting it into a different external enclosure and also tried putting it directly onto the IDE cable with no change. I’d zerofill the drive, but I’m still trying to recover all the data I can. Any ideas on what I should try?
Also, I believe WD has a 3-5 year warranty, but I do not have a receipt for this drive anymore, is it still possible to get a replacement?