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I have an old 40gb seagate (st340810A), i NEED TO KNOW WHAT CABLE TO BUY TO RECOVER THE DATA...

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Just buy an "80-pin Parallel ATA" cable.
Hopefully, your motherboard has a socket to match the connector on the cable.

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Seagate raw drive

Your data is already gone. The drive is raw. No partition no format.
here is a link to a free data recovery program, this probably wont work but may be worth a try

just be sure to opt out of all garbage they want to infest your computer with.

Jun 05, 2013 | Seagate U6 (ST340810A) 40 GB Hard Drive

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How to solve boot failture.

Boot failure will be displayed if the computer cannot find the operating system on a bootable device.
Your hard drive could be defective or the computer bios is not setup to locate the drive due to lost information from a possible dead backup battery or a power surge. To resolve the problem you need to find out what type of hard drive you have for example MFM, RLL, SCSI, IDE, ATA, PATA, Enhanced IDE or SATA. With a SATA drive, you do not have to worry about jumper settings, which are the newest of the hard drive interfaces. You need to start your computer and read the system prompts to enter the set up bios (example: Press Del to enter System Bios). Once you are in the system bios you need to select boot devices. Make sure the drive with your operating system is selected in the boot devices. If this will not work then you may need to reinstall the Operating System. I would buy a new drive if you can afford it and install the operating on the new drive so you may be able to recover some of the data. If you do not care about the data you can reinstall the Operating System on the current drive. If your drive is not recognized during the installation then the drive is most likely bad. If you reinstall the Operating System on the new drive then you can install the current drive as a second drive to recover previous data. If you do not have a SATA drive you will need to change the jumper settings to operate as a slave drive. If the data from the old drive is not accessible when install with the correct jumper setting then the drive will need to be repaired or discarded.

Jul 20, 2010 | Seagate U6 (ST340810A) 40 GB Hard Drive

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What is the cause of a clicking hard drive?

If you think of a hard drive as an old phonograph/record player it makes this easier to understand (assuming you are old enough to have seen a record player..SMILE) The data is stored on platters or circular metalic disks that spin at 5400 or 7200 revolutions per minute. A "Head" or needle like arm extends from the corner of the drive and actually reads and rights data to those platters. When the arm motor goes bad the "HEAD ARM" typically will chatter against the HD case as the head doesnt stop where it should and hits the case. If your hard drive is still functional I would suggest backing up your data as this chattering always indicates an impending failure of that drive. If the chattering is happening and the drive is not being read then the motor has gone bad on teh arm already and its a goner. If the data has SIGNIFICANT value the platters can be remounted by a professional company and data retrieved but that service usually starts at about $1000 dollars and is usally used only by companies to recover data for business reasons.

Jun 02, 2010 | Seagate U6 (ST340810A) 40 GB Hard Drive

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My Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320 GB SATA Hard Drive is less than 2 years old and has crashed, any fixes?

Hard drives are only designed to last 3 to 5 years. Most hard drive manufacturers only warranty them for 1 year.
For whatever reason yours has died.

Backing up your data is imperative.

If you need to recover data from this hard drive, there are places online that you can send the drive to and they can recover the data on your hard drive. This can cost you a bundle though. If the data is not necessary, all you can do is buy a new one and reinstall your operating system.

Nov 28, 2009 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320 GB SATA Hard...

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Data Recovery from Seagate Desktop Expansion 500GB External Hard

This is a solution I have used in the past and it has worked. It's a Seagate Recover utility for end users.

If the data is absolutley critical and very valuable, you can send it to Seagate and they are very good at recovery as well. It gets a little pricey at $800, but I too have had to use that as well for mission critical data I could not afford to lose.

Nov 06, 2009 | Seagate Computers & Internet

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Files i unallocated hard disk.

Try and fix the HDD into a external enclosure and connect to a different PC and see whether the files are there. If yes copy them. If there is nothing on the HDD, it looks like it is been formatted. You need to use a a data recovery software to find your important documents.

All the best!

Aug 10, 2009 | Seagate U6 (ST340810A) 40 GB Hard Drive

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How to install seagate ata IV hardrive


The easiest way to upgrade from your old HD to the new 40Gb HD is to clone the old to the new. Do a google for "hard disk clone" freewares. Personally I use Partition Magic and have had very good results.

Hardware wise, you need to install the 40Gb as a slave to the old HD by connecting the same IDE cable as that of the old HD (you may have to remove your CD/DVD temporarily). You also have to temporarily remove the single jumper of the 40Gb to allocate it as a slave to the primary master (old HD). Plug in likewise the 4 wire power connector. On power up go to your CMOS/BIOS setup to verify that your PC autodetect the 40GB (you may have to do a manual detection). Boot your PC and go through the normal boot sequence. Thereafter download your clone software choice, install and run. Follow on screen instructions. You may need to reboot. After completion, use Windows Explorer to verify that everything has been copied. Power down, remove the old HD, relocate IDE cable connector of the old HD to the 40Gb, reconnect your CD/DVD, and place back the jumper of the 40Gb. On popwer up go again to your CMOS/BIOS to verify that the 40Gb & the CD are detected. Save & exit, reboot.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Jan 18, 2008 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40 GB Hard Drive

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