I have two laptop harddrives in portable usp plug and play enclosers. one is 60 gb7200rpm and the other is 80gb5400rpm. both drives were working wonderfully, but then one of them got dropped while running. the strange part is that both drives stopped working. at the same time. the 80gig drive (not dropped) spins when plugged in and gets recognized by the computer, but the computer has a little popup window that says that the hardware had an error while installing and does not show up in my computer. the 60gig drive (dropped) spins, but is not recognized by the computer at all. the activity light on the encloser of the 60gig drive turns green initially, then turns red. on the 80gig drive, it stays green all the time.
is there anyway to:
A: Reuse ether drive
B: Recover data from ether drive
the data is media, and not all that inportant, so if the drive had to be wiped clean to be able to make it work right, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. any ideas?