My WD external USB self-powered 500 GB hard drive just kicked the bucket. The drive is recognized after I plug it in, but the files are inaccessible and Explorer (or any other process) that tries to access it hangs. Disk scan with HDDTune shows bad sectors across the board.
Is there any way to salvage the files? I have tried to copy through Windows Explorer and a raw copy, but like I said above, all software hangs.