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Old 07-11-2015, 10:26 AM
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My seagate external drive crashed, and I need to try to recover the data if possible.

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Crashed as in how? Completely dead, computer can't access it but it spins, spins but makes bad noises?
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Send it back to seagate data recovery service, $500. I've done this with failed corporate data drives with good results.
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Send it back to seagate data recovery service, $500. I've done this with failed corporate data drives with good results.
That is one way. Let them take the platters out or some other minor disassembly.

You must have been slacking on the backups.
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Before spending big money on a service, I'd take the actual drive out of the enclosure and attach it directly to a motherboard with a SATA connector, most likely. Perhaps the supporting electronics have failed and the drive is still functional.

As crazy as it sounds, I'd put it in the refrigerator overnight and try it again. Often, cooling the bearings will get a little more operational time. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by HDRyder999 View Post
Before spending big money on a service, I'd take the actual drive out of the enclosure and attach it directly to a motherboard with a SATA connector, most likely. Perhaps the supporting electronics have failed and the drive is still functional. As crazy as it sounds, I'd put it in the refrigerator overnight and try it again. Often, cooling the bearings will get a little more operational time. Good luck!
Forgot to mention this has been tried...

Drive spins, but locks up "my computer" when trying to access it...
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Originally Posted by DJWILLIAMS View Post
Forgot to mention this has been tried...

Drive spins, but locks up "my computer" when trying to access it...
Perhaps you need to change the BIOS from AHA to IDE or vice versa.
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When I was in the electronic business I had several accounts with re-constuction companies. They brought in housefulls of electronics. Sometimes the computer was melted and inop. I had a local computer repair company that would take the HD and burn all the data to CD's. They sometimes were able to just plug the HD into another computer, sometimes they had to repair the HD 1st. This was a pricey service paid for by insurance.
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I think $500 is wishful thinking. Good luck.
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My wife lost her entire school thesis about a day from the completion....I paid a data recovery company $800 it recover it in time for her to present it to the professor. I will look for the companys name and PM ya..
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http://www.datasaversllc.com/ Owner is Jon Yeager. Nice guy, does a good job, won't BS you if it can't be fixed.
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