So... I decided to try out storage spaces in Windows 8, not realizing that all of my data would be deleted (two disks formatted) when doing so.
Anyway, I think I can recover the whole thing with Active@ Partition Recovery, it has found the lost partition and as far as I can see, all of the content is still there (It's currently not mounted at all, it's just a RAW disk, which is just as well so nothing can get written to it.)
Unfortunately, the GPT is damaged so as far as I can see, to recover it, I need another hard drive of the same capacity as my existing one to transfer the files without actually recoving the partition exactly as it was.
Can anyone offer an insight as to where I may find a 1tb hard drive as cheap as possible please? Prefferably an internal one.
It doesn't even have to be any good! It doesn't even have to last more than a day before breaking (though it would be a bonus if it didn't..)
I'd prefer to get a new one, I really don't like the idea of ever buying used HDDs.