I actually am having a problem for which I would really appreciate some advice.
Yesterday night my external 500GB (USB) hard drive (a big one, with case) fell. It was on my PC and fell down on the carpet. It was in its case of course but the cable was moved a bit and it fell on the carpet. I was using the HD at that time. I was watching a movie that was located on the Hard Drive. After the fall my computer does not recognize it.
When I plug it in I can hear the sound of the HD (which I guess means it gets power) but it does not appear as an external HD. I used "Disks" in Ubuntu to see if the system can detect the HD and it appears in that application as a USB HD. I tried then to right click on the HD and "Create a Disk Image" but I had no luck at all. I am sure that the HD can power on (because of the sound) and it is recognizable from Ubuntu's Disks Application and Windows Disk Manager as well. My problem is that it's not accessible. I have more than a lot of data stored on this Hard Drive.
Any ideas to save it?