Hello, I backed up 2 computers onto a simplesave HP md1000h. After 2 years i have re-connected the hard drive and nothing happens - no light, no running sound. I dismantled the unit and removed the circuit board from the hard drive. Using a USB to SATA? cable I connected just the hard drive to my computer. I can hear it running but it doesnt show in my computer. If I go to computer management it appear as

Disk 5
Not Initialized

I need data from the drive.

Can anyone help?

Sounds like the drive failed. If you go to the command promt and type "diskpart", enter, then "list disk". See if it picks it up there.

I've done that and it does show up - weirdly as Disk 0 and Disk 5 - it says online and 931GB.

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