And it no longer shows up on my computer outside of my Device manager or Computer Management tabs.
As I understand the beeping, but not clicking is potentially salvageable. As I have many family photos and videos on this drive, I would like to repair it.
It shows up as "Must initialize disk" in Computer management. Which will wipe the disk, but It is suggested we immediately use some program like EaseUS data recovery, which costs a lot of money outside the free trial.
I am just concerned as to the Success Rate of said program. If I need to initialize it and then immediately use the program. Do i need another Hard drive on Standby to move the files recovered to, etc. Is there a better program I should be using instead of following this online guide?