So my main drive stopped working while I was reading my emails today. It gave a long but low sound like it was spinning down until it stopped. It froze my computer like you would think (running Win8.1), so I went and rebooted. Now when it tries to boot up, it buzzes a couple of times, 2-3 times when the computer initially powers up, and 2-3 times when the BIOS tries to identify the drives. It finally gives up and only my secondary drive gets listed. When I tried Ubuntu Live CD, it tried to access it again, but failed to mount. Within that OS, the drive does not get listed like the rest. The drive itself is not normally an internal drive, but was the drive in the old WD MyBook external drives. I began using it as my main drive after the enclosure/controller stopped working and my previous drive went out. I plan to get a new drive, but unlike my last drive, this one still has important information on it. The last one gave me some indication that it was going out, so I was able to get what I needed before it went kaput. This one gave no indication. The drive is built like a brick, and as heavy as one too. The look of the drive in the picture is exactly how it looked when I first took it out of the enclosure at least a good year ago. Oddly enough, the screws on top are not only hexagon in shape, but the ones not under covers look like they were purposefully stripped. I've never dealt with the internals of an actual drive before, so before I do something careless to attempt to get my data back, I figured I'd ask you all first. Is there anything I can do, or am I SOL? I apologize for the massive pictures. I took the pictures on my phone and using that phone to make this post. Warning: Spoilers inside! Warning: Spoilers inside! Warning: Spoilers inside!