HI, We had brought our 1TB external Hitachi hard drive (XL1000) on which I had some movies and stuff to watch on the laptop on our vacation recently. The power cord accidentally got disconnected while the external hard drive was plugged in one of the laptops that was using a file on the external Hitachi drive. When we reconnected the power and started it up again, the laptop was not reading any files on on the external drive. It stated that the external hard drive was not formatted and needed to be formatted before it could be used. Needless to say , I DID NOT go forward with the formatting as I knew that would erase any files left in the hard drive. I have since hooked up the Hitachi hard drive to both laptops (Acer 18 months old, and a Toshiba 8 months old, both using Windows 7)) and now that we have returned home, to the Dell desktop ( 4yrs old(maybe older?), windows Vista) all with the same results - there are no files on the Hitachi external hard drive.
Is there any hope in recovering the over 600GB of files on the this Hitachi external harddrive?