I own a Western Digital 500GB External HDD. The drive stopped responding a few hours ago - all I hear when I turn it on is 'tick-tick-tick...' and of course it's not recognized at all in /media or anywhere by the filesystem.
Testdisk and photorec can't be used because the drive is not even recognized.
So what do you suggest I do to save the data that's on the disk? It's direly important because it has all my children pics on it and I don't want to simply ditch the drive!
Thanks for your help!