I was trying to create a NAS by using my Raspberry Pi B+. I've connected my Samsung 1 TB HDD to USB and then I've used the command
fdisk -l in order to manually mount the drive.
My Pi didn't recognize it. I've tried to unplug/re-plug it into a different USB port, I've rebooted the Raspberry, I've tried to install
ntfs-3g (because I used this HDD on Windows so it is formatted with NTFS) but nothing appeared in my terminal.
I've tried different commands such as
dmesg but my HDD seems to be dead. The fun fact is that the LED on the drive turns on when I plug it into Raspberry and I can notice that the drive is physically vibrating (so the power supply seems to be enough). What can I do? Is it a power problem or the file system? Could anyone please help me? Because the HDD has 500 GB of data and I can't backup everything, format in
ext4 and restore all without the certainty that it will work.