Question about Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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All of a sudden my PC says that FreeAgent drive is damaged and inaccesible!I have all of my stuff saved on it!I tried on other laptop and it says the same thing! Pls help!!

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    i really need the stuff on that hardrive

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This is unfortunately a common problem, if the drive is actually damaged you will likely need a pro like myself to get your data back. If it's only a software problem you can usually find a cheaper software recovery program that will do the trick.

What you need to do is go to the SeaGate website www.seagate.com and download SeaTools

install and run the program, select your drive(if it doesn't show up you need a pro)

select the smart test, then short generic then long generic. If it fails on any of them it's likely time for a pro, if it passes them all let me know and I'll point you to the appropriate cheaper software solution.

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