Drive diagnostics

ZedZed
edited July 2015 in Help & Testing
I picked a WD 1TB "My Passport" a year or two ago, and apparently it has 'shat the bed'.  When I plug it in explorer starts looking at it, and then it says "Drive D: must be formatted before use, would you like to format it?"

Ref: http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Portable-External-Drive-Storage/dp/B006Y5UV4A/

Not sure what happened to it, as it sees pretty light duty as a backup device for my laptop as well as an MP3 repository, and has spent most of its life in a desk drawer.

Anyone recommend a freeware/shareware software package that might be retrieve/recover files?  Any recommendations for replacement hardware?  Same type of duty, local backup and MP3 storage.

PS: I'm running WD DLDiag right now.

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