I have a 320GB SATA drive that I was using as an external drive when, rather suddenly, the drive stopped functioning. Windows XP (which is what I was running on my old PC) didn't even recognize that I'd attached the drive. Well, I held onto the drive (it was actually under warrenty, but I couldn't get anyone to drop it in the mail for me) and not long ago someone suggested I try a program called MiniTool Power Data Recovery to see if maybe that would help with the drive. Well, I can't get it to recover any data, but unlike Windows 7 (which is what I'm running now) which still doesn't see the drive, in this program the drive IS visible but it won't recover any data (there's a 1GB limit). Now, at this point I'm not as interested in recovereing the data as I once was - sure I wouldn't turn down getting it back, but I'm more interested in seeing if I can get the drive working again.
Is there any way at all to do this, or am I holding onto this drive for no reason?