i have a WD PASSPORT ULTRA 2TB that has been partionned into 3 sections as HFS+ on a mac. I used my HD( Passport Ultra) on a pc a few time with macdrive, as i was out of town and plugged it back to my mac desktop running mac osx 10.7.5 And now doesn't boot nor is anything readable. So far i have tried disk utilities, disk warrior, file salvage, Stellar Phoenix and tech tools pref....I had datarescue II none worked. There is problems reading the blocks, disk utlities suggest to recover any data possible and reformat the disk.
So i went on a journey to get dataescue 4, perfomed the check. I was able to scan the first partition and started the recovery process. There is 326 GB to be salvaged on this one partition only (which i am moving to another HD connected through firewire400, forgot to mention the PASSPORT ULTRA is connected through USB 2
) I started last night and it's at 0.45% only which means 1.5GB has been recovered so far, it says its going to take 380 days !!!!
When i performed the scan i got warnings on the HD saying it was reading very slow...
I am lost and seeking for help and support, my skills are intermediate and i have a mac desktop and a laptop running windows 8.
Can someone please help me and let me know if so far i have gone through the right recovery protocol and also do you believe the recovery time is realistic? Should i stop and do it another way?
Thank you for reading me