I take it that just a regular mount doesn't work either?
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
Also what does fdisk have to say?
Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, total 3907029168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x4869c773
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 2048 3907026943 1953512448 6 FAT16
It sounds odd that it thinks that it is formatted fat16. I didn't think fat16 supported partitions that large.
Neither did I lol. Any ideas? So far data recovery has proven insufficient at this stage
FAT16 is a worry because most files on the drive were over 4GB which is the limit for FAT32. Everything is probably destroyed under FAT16's file size limits.