I have a 1 TB SATA hard drive that I used by hooking it up to an enclosure. This in turn puts out a USB output.
Today I stupidly set the drive with the enclosure on the end of my counter, and what do you know, I knock it off. I then hook it up to my PC again and hear a soft beep every 3 seconds, the signs of a bad hard drive. I then checked to see if my enclosure was good by hooking up another drive and it works just fine. So that narrowed it down to just the HDD.
By any chance does anyone know of any unconventional ways getting this back in working order, even just once? The data isn't important enough to pay to retrieve, but it would be nice to have it back.