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Aporte original por: Timotej Arnuš ,

Título:

External disk fatal hardware error

Texto:

I am trying to get access to my external hard drive and hopefully the  data on it. However, my disk is not being recognized by the computer. I  have tried opening Windows disk manager and it immediately gives me the  pop-up window, that I have to Initialize the disk with ( MBR or GPT  tables) if I want to use the disk, but when I click ok, it gives me the  error: '''The request failed due to a fatal device hardware error''',  in disk part, it is being recognized but with the size of 0 bytes. I  had used TestDisk program but the disk is not being recognized.

Are there any other steps I can try for recovering data?

Should I try to tear it apart and then what to do?

Dispositivo:

Western Digital Elements HD

Estatus:

open