hi my WDM 1TB usb drive fell from bed and after that it is only giving me option to format .... but i want to recover my 800 gb data what should i do ???
You can try the free trial of GetDataBack to see if the program can find the files on the hard drive. If the files show up, they should be recoverable. Unfortunately the trial is limited in what it will do and if you want to go ahead and recover the files with it, you would have to purchase the program.
If the controller inside is defective then you can never ever retrieve this data.Reason is the internal crypted coding of all data you've put on the drive.
Huh? What encryption?
Apart from that, mechanical force had been applied to the drive, so I guess, it's more likely the drive itself which is damaged.
This is why it pays to have backups.
Yeah, Michael, I had the same thought.This may not count to all WD external drives, but to many, sadly.
Aside from that, I would try to get the hdd out and connect it to a computer to check if there is something to save.
Do you hear clicky noises when powering up the drive?