I have placed a large amount of data on my Seagate 9W2874-500.
Recently, in attempting to access said data, a window asking me to format the drive has appeared. Of course, formatting the drive will result in the erasing of my data, which is not acceptable. Can you advise me of a way to access the data without formatting?
Thank you for your consideration.
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You failed to mention what operating systems are involved. What does the work computer use as an operating system. The file system format of the USB may be say as an example ntfs windows while as a hypothetical the work computer could be apple o/s using a different file system or even maybe a unix system. You may need to reformat the usb stick to be the format file system used by the work computer. Also there could be a policy in place to prevent usb sticks working on work computers to protect intellectual property or to protect against virus transferance.
Please use NTFS file system so that you can format and access large hard drives also.
Please find the procedure below.
If you are using windows then
1. Right click on computer / My computer
2. Click on Manage
3. In the computer management window click on disk management in the left side
4. In the right side you will see all the disks and storage devices in your computer, you will also see the new hard drive connected to your computer.
5. If you see your new hard drive there and if it is not formated you can right click on that driver and choose to partition it and format it (decide if you have the entire 250 GB as one partition or if you need 2 or more partitions and then start of.
I'm assuming that this was functioning at one point. If you are using Windows, Right click on my computer and click "Manage" Then go to disk management? Does it see the drive at all. If so, has a letter been assigned? It is possible that the operating system will show the drive even if it can't read the data. Look to see what file system and how it sees the disk having been partitioned. It is possible that your partition table has been corrupted. This can possibly be fixed using a tool like disk doctor or fdisk.
If, on the other hand, the drive is also making funny noises, you may have a mechanical failure on the drive.
The disk is either damaged or the USB interface is damaged. 1) You could try opening the external case and connect the disk to your computer directly (Using IDE/S-ATA cables) 2) Format the HD and use data recovery software/service.
Your Mac would have formatted the Seagate drive as HFS+ (journaled) format. If you have access to a Mac, copy your data off the Seagate to any Mac, then use your PC to reformat the Seagate drive in FAT32 format. Macs recognize FAT32 format, and can store data in it, but can't create the format. The Mac holding your data can store it on the Seagate in the FAT32 format, and you can then copy the files to your PC. Hope this helps.
what you family member did was create a partition for their harddrive and installed windows into the first half (thats why you can access it) the second half is locked by the administration right on the windows installed into the first portion. what you have to do is get partition recovery software available on the net and at software dealerships. that is the only way since you said that the first part on the partition had crashed. You might also try to repair the operating system in the first partition, that could give you access into the second partition
You have chance and the MOST effective way is to try some so-called data recovery software.
First of ALL - Connect your Seagate external hard drive to your personal computer. And install this software Wondershare Data Recovery on the computer in order to perform data recovery. Get the program from its site. data recovery (for Windows OS) Mac data recovery (for Mac OS X)
Good luck. I hope that my reply has shed some light on the problem!
When your 80GB SATA Seagate HDD complains of bad sectors while booting, this is a sign of a failing hard drive. Today's hard drives will actually self-correct a certain amount of bad sectors before you get any kind of error message. If you are getting "bad sector" errors, this is because the drive has so many problems that it can no longer self-repair. You asked if this may have happened because you have formatted the drive many times. No, bad sectors was not caused by formatting. Your drive did not become "dead slow" because of the formatting. It became slow because your cpu now has to do much more processing to "work around" the bad sectors on the drive. You also asked if you could recover your hard drive to normal state. Please understand that once a drive shows bad sectors, it will not be long before the drive fails completely, at which point you will no longer be able to access anything at all on the drive. No, this drive cannot be recovered. Instead, you should save all the data you can from this drive, and you should do this as soon as possible, before it fails altogether.