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finally fixed the issue by ordering the USB interface board (same rev) online and I got back all my data... !!! I know my data still has to be on there because no formatting was done at any time. I realized the drive was encrypted, and read online that using the original USB-to-SATA bridge from the case would make the harddrive readable again. I've used the UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD), PhotoRec/TestDisk, Recuva, Knoppix, Mandriva Linux, and a wide array of different recovery programs to no avail.

The data would need to be copied to another disk while in the enclosure then after removal you would need to delete the xisting partition and crate and format a new I likeyourdirect method of getting back to a single unallocated disk. It also uses a USB-SATA bridge chip to enable the drive to communicate with the PC via a USB connection.You can do a web search for "advanced format drive" to find It's kind of depressing. http://superuser.com/questions/724066/wd-mybook-essentials-hdd-shows-up-as-unallocated-when-connected-as-an-internal

Wd Mybook Unallocated

So before the OS even recognizes any logical drives, a password has to be entered. GetDataBack: http://www.runtime.org/ R-Studio: http://www.data-recovery-software.net/ PowerDataRecovery: http://www.powerdatarecovery.com/ 07-28-2011, 02:30 PM #5 jetski Registered Member Join Date: Jul 2011 Posts: 3 OS: XP Jetmohsli, did u manage to solve this Reply With Quote 12-11-13,11:48 PM #13 microm View Profile View Forum Posts New Member Join Date Dec 2013 Originally Posted by zamacoochy RumbleBee1385, I am trying your fix now after

Forgot your password? -- OVC -- Default Mobile Style All times are GMT -5. I appreciate your help. Choose Primary Partition and press Next. Partition Wizard 7 The absence of a partition table explains why the drive's space is seen as "unallocated".

Maybe you don't see it if you use another method of undertaking a quick format?It looks as if no action is possible when right clicking on the 746GB partition as it External Hard Drive Unallocated In Disk Management I hope some good people get a chance to read this forum thread before considering buying a WD backup. 03-24-2012, 04:50 PM #14 spunk.funk TSF Team, Emeritus Hi luan, May I know you tried out the solution from RumbleBee1385 with the original enclosure or without the original enclosure? https://community.wd.com/t/problem-re-partitioning-3tb-my-book-essential/1448 I put the drive back together and was able to copy all the lost data off the drive using Testdisk.

I opened win 7 disk management and it said that I needed to click on the mbr button. How To Fix Unallocated Hard Drive The Welcome to New Partition Wizard will come up. They don't even know the MyBookEssential has hardware encryption, nor do they even seem to understand what that means for their normal recovery techniques. So I thought that you might find it the easiest way of getting back to where you want to be.

External Hard Drive Unallocated In Disk Management

What action do I have to take to avoid future problems?One course of action seems to be to click over the grey Disk 3 area and select GPT but will this http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2540510/fix-unallocated-hdd.html for the purpose of securing it in my computer (via sata connection) versus having it possibly damaged keeping on my desk. Wd Mybook Unallocated To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. How To Recover Unallocated Hard Drive Hopefully this fix works out for you, too.

wizkidchris 2010-12-04 02:05:02 UTC #13 Let me know if Knoppix worked for you. This is a pretty important set of data, and yes, for the first (and last) time in my life, I was caught without a backup. I did. Is it V5.6.1? Convert Wd External Hard Drive To Internal

I can't find any information elsewhere that says its ok to use the WD Quick Formatter on my model external drive. And what is the revision of EaseUS pgm you using? Join us to comment and to customize your site experience! I did.

Kindly pls review and advice. Easeus Partition Recovery This screen gives you a confirmation of all the steps that you just went through. Reply With Quote 06-10-12,12:43 AM #2 Jmtyra View Profile View Forum Posts Premium Member #21 Join Date Aug 2010 Location Dallas/Fort-Worth So your WD MyBook is hardware encrypted, but a

I did have to return the drive to the external enclosure as the data is hardware encrypted which is what I didn't know in the beginning but I do now.

You will get a pop-up window asking you if you really want to delete the partition. LOL! Privacy Policy Terms of Use Trademarks Select your Language Language 中文(繁體) 中文(简体) Čeština Deutsch English Español Francais ελληνικά Italiano 日本語 한국어 Polski Português РУССКИЙ Türk File Scavenger i am stuck with the same problem... 07-28-2011, 05:38 PM #6 raptor_pa TSF Enthusiast Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: Central PA Posts: 10,227 OS: XP As a

justin777 2010-10-23 22:30:20 UTC #6 Dude try Recuva but I dont know it doesnt work on my HD For I quick format my HD and use Recuva waited for 30 hours Sorry man, I really don't know what to tell you. Does the US government advocate drinking milk to the detriment of African-Americans? how do I merge them to a single unallocated partition?

Although I was using WD knowledgebase "How to partition a WD drive on Windows and Mac OSX" I hadn't seenyour helpful link about WD Quick Formatter. i removed the HD from the case, unplugged the "usb convertor chip"(Pictured Below) from the sata connector on the drive and plugged it into my machine. EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard 4.3.6: http://www.majorgeeks.com/EASEUS_Dat...ard_d6336.html TestDisk: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TestDisk ddrescue (for cloning damaged file systems): http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html Other commercial software includes ... Download and install EaseUS Partition Recovery, and run the tool.

Shortest path connecting two opposite points on a cube My child wants GTA V for his birthday Does Psychic Crush cause stunning on a successful save also? What I need to know is whether converting the Disk to GPT will have a complicating / negative effect or failure when it comes to using the Rescue Media which I it's hard to believe all that data is just gone because of a badly soldered micro usb connector by wd. Click on Next to proceed to the next screen.

This is easily fixed using a (free) tool like EaseUS Partition Recovery. All rights reserved.Terms of Use|Privacy Policy|EU Privacy Policy|Antitrust Policy Hosting and Cloud Web Hosting Talk HostingCon Web Host Industry Review Hosting Catalog Host Voice Data Centers Data Center Knowledge Data Center Make sure that the File System is set to NTFS. Choose the drive to recover the partition table of.

Answer ID 3865: How to partition and format a WD drive on Windows and macOS. Important: Reformatting the drive will erase the pre-loaded software, if it is not possible to I decided to just take out the hard drive and use it without the external case, plugged it in, and have the same problem: a bunch of unallocated space that no My Book Essential that won't let me access the data. Joe_S 2011-01-12 15:47:24 UTC #4 Can you create one partition on the disk then shrink that one to size you want.

Some freeware data recovery software includes ... Was the original partition type MBR or GPT? Thanks for sharing your fix, perhaps others can use it if they have a similar issue.