My external is broke.
Ok not physically, but the other day whilst copying some files, i needed to cancel. The cancellation process continued for hours on a 500mb file. I figured something was wrong and just pulled out the external.
Now when I plug into any PC it asks me to format. I have had this isse before after a format the hdd works. However this drive has critical info and cant be formatted. Also, I cannot afford to use professional data recover services.
I have tried repairing the drive with spinrite and hdd regenerator. Both programs pickup no issues with the drive. Windows checkdisk however gets stuck at 13%.
I really need this data back. Any ideas / suggested fixes.
Oh and at 1 point I received a CRC error, but just one and it does not happen anymore. Basically just asks me to format drive before use when pluggen in.
Any software I can use ?
No OS on the drive, only data.