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Windows 7: External WD 1TB HDD 'Not Initialized' - I/O error not allowing me

23 Nov 2015   #1
spastik0827

Windows XP Ultimate x64
 
 
External WD 1TB HDD 'Not Initialized' - I/O error not allowing me

I have this WD 1TB external drive that stopped working a while ago. I am trying to initialize it in order to perhaps try to recover data from it using a Data Recovery Wizard.

When connecting the drive via USB, it only sometimes shows up in 'Devices and Printers' as connected through USB (ie, it allows me to click 'Eject My Book' in the task bar). When it shows up there, I can also see it in Disk Management as 'Disk 2, Unknown, 931.51 GB, Not Initialized' with a little red downward facing arrow icon.

When I right click the icon (with the red arrow) and choose Initialize, it hangs a bit and then shows an error saying "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error"

When I run 'USB device viewer' (UVCView) this is what shows up next to that device :

Quote:
---===>Device Information<===---
English product name: "My Book"

ConnectionStatus:
Current Config Value: 0x01 -> Device Bus Speed: High
Device Address: 0x02
Open Pipes: 3

===>Endpoint Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x07
bDescriptorType: 0x05
bEndpointAddress: 0x01 -> Direction: OUT - EndpointID: 1
bmAttributes: 0x02 -> Bulk Transfer Type
wMaxPacketSize: 0x0200 = 0x200 max bytes
bInterval: 0x00

===>Endpoint Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x07
bDescriptorType: 0x05
bEndpointAddress: 0x81 -> Direction: IN - EndpointID: 1
bmAttributes: 0x02 -> Bulk Transfer Type
wMaxPacketSize: 0x0200 = 0x200 max bytes
bInterval: 0x00

===>Endpoint Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x07
bDescriptorType: 0x05
bEndpointAddress: 0x82 -> Direction: IN - EndpointID: 2
bmAttributes: 0x03 -> Interrupt Transfer Type
wMaxPacketSize: 0x0040 = 1 transactions per microframe, 0x40 max bytes
bInterval: 0x06

===>Device Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x12
bDescriptorType: 0x01
bcdUSB: 0x0200
bDeviceClass: 0x00 -> This is an Interface Class Defined Device
bDeviceSubClass: 0x00
bDeviceProtocol: 0x00
bMaxPacketSize0: 0x40 = (64) Bytes
idVendor: 0x1058 = Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
idProduct: 0x1102
bcdDevice: 0x1025
iManufacturer: 0x01
English (United States) "Western Digital"
iProduct: 0x02
English (United States) "My Book"
iSerialNumber: 0x03
English (United States) "57442D574341534A30333735383434"
bNumConfigurations: 0x01

===>Configuration Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x09
bDescriptorType: 0x02
wTotalLength: 0x0039 -> Validated
bNumInterfaces: 0x02
bConfigurationValue: 0x01
iConfiguration: 0x06
English (United States) "Configuration0"
bmAttributes: 0xC0 -> Bus Powered
MaxPower: 0x00 = 0 mA

===>Interface Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x09
bDescriptorType: 0x04
bInterfaceNumber: 0x00
bAlternateSetting: 0x00
bNumEndpoints: 0x02
bInterfaceClass: 0x08 -> This is a Mass Storage USB Device Interface Class
bInterfaceSubClass: 0x06
bInterfaceProtocol: 0x50
iInterface: 0x04
English (United States) "WD Mass Storage Interface"

===>Endpoint Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x07
bDescriptorType: 0x05
bEndpointAddress: 0x01 -> Direction: OUT - EndpointID: 1
bmAttributes: 0x02 -> Bulk Transfer Type
wMaxPacketSize: 0x0200 = 0x200 max bytes
bInterval: 0x00

===>Endpoint Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x07
bDescriptorType: 0x05
bEndpointAddress: 0x81 -> Direction: IN - EndpointID: 1
bmAttributes: 0x02 -> Bulk Transfer Type
wMaxPacketSize: 0x0200 = 0x200 max bytes
bInterval: 0x00

===>Interface Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x09
bDescriptorType: 0x04
bInterfaceNumber: 0x01
bAlternateSetting: 0x00
bNumEndpoints: 0x01
bInterfaceClass: 0x03 -> HID Interface Class
bInterfaceSubClass: 0x00
bInterfaceProtocol: 0x00
CAUTION: This may be an invalid bInterfaceProtocol
iInterface: 0x05
English (United States) "WD HID Interface"

===>HID Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x09
bDescriptorType: 0x21
bcdHID: 0x0111
bCountryCode: 0x00
bNumDescriptors: 0x01
bDescriptorType: 0x22
wDescriptorLength: 0x0021

===>Endpoint Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x07
bDescriptorType: 0x05
bEndpointAddress: 0x82 -> Direction: IN - EndpointID: 2
bmAttributes: 0x03 -> Interrupt Transfer Type
wMaxPacketSize: 0x0040 = 1 transactions per microframe, 0x40 max bytes
bInterval: 0x06
When I run WD Data LifeGuard Diagnostics, the drive seems normal other than the fact that a spin up time is 'wrong' (see attached screenshots).



Any idea what I should try next? I would definitely love to be able to recover data from this drive without spending a fortune through data recovery businesses.

Thank you for your help!




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23 Nov 2015   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi spastik0827,

I applaud your efforts in presenting the complete and comprehensive data on your Western Digital My Book external drive.

Unfortunately your external is dying and can meet its end anytime. Stop connecting it and taxing it further that will hasten its end.

Now again it is very unfortunate that no data recovery can be done on this drive by anyone here since My Book employs hardware encryption in the enclosure.

In a case like this where the drive cannot be accessed due to bad sectors, normally we resort to sector to sector cloning of the drive to another drive and perform the data recovery on the cloned drive. We could then hope to get atleast all the good data in good sectors. (Data in bad sectors is already lost)

In this WD My book case we can't do that because what we will get is only the encrypted data.

You have to necessarily contact the WD Recovery partners who only have the necessary decrypt key.

If you are hell-bent on recovering the data you can contact them on telephone and get a quote. Needless to say it is going to cost astronomically.
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24 Nov 2015   #3
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello spastik0827!

I'm sorry for your WD My Book device!

It seems it has an internal hardware damage, the spin up time from the SMART values indicates the disks inside can't spin up quickly enough or it takes them too much time, usually it's indicated a 100, hence the overall SMART test has failed. There are obviously bad sectors, as well. The device can't be operational any more. :/

If the data is truly important, then professional help is advised. Jumanji has already posted the link with WD Data Recovery partners. You could also try and RMA the drive if it is still under warranty.

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Best of luck!

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