Oh my gosh, it seems I can say bye-bye to my disk ..... poor thingy.
Yep, I tried all sort of tests and cable connections already, I tested it 2 laptops and 2 desktops, on USB cable connections the power/led lights on the adapters are always on and blinking, indicating activity on the drive, perhaps
Anyhow, still I googled on the net and found several freewares like MBRWizard, HxD, mbrsaverestore, TestDisk among others, each claims they can save and restore MBR's.
Both MBRWizard and HxD were able to identify the defective drive, but showing only blank data.
I do have another working Western Digital 500GB SATA drive, which is exactly identical to the one that broke (only the serial number is different).
Is it possible to save the MBR data of the working drive and restore to it to the defective one? How much disk space do I need to save MBR data? I tried saving the MBR of the good drive, but Windows says there is no enough space available. Do I really need more than 500GB of space, or something is wrong only on the command line switches I am using on the program (MBRWizard/HxD)? I do have a spare 1 Terabyte 3.5" external usb drive (another
Western Digital, again!) I just need to joggle my files if I need to in order to accommodate the space needed, if it is possible. Please advise.
Sorry, I am newbie on this
I guessed if it is, in fact, a mechanical or electronic defect because of my silliness, then Sayonara, my dear 500GB disk !!!
Thanks for your time, mate