I have an External 3.5" HDD Casing & HDD (Samsung SP1614N) and it was working fine not too long ago when i came home one day and realised that both the "power" indicator and the "Activity" indicator was on.
The "Activity" indicator kept blinking non-stop and i realised that i had an error message from my Win XP toolbar that stated "USB Device Not Recognized".
Now the external hdd cannot be detected. I have tried installing it into another external casing and the results is still the same. I tried setting the jumpers but to no avail.
The bad news is that almost 2 years worth of my pictures are all stored within this particular external HDD. Should anyone is able to help or assist in the recovery of my HDD, i would be most grateful.
Alternatively, is it ok if i took the HDD out of the casing and installed it into my PC itself? I was told that once an external HDD has been used as an external HD in housed in an external casing, it can no longer be used as an internal hard drive? How true is that?
Do advice pls.