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How to recover data from a dead Seagate external hard drive on my Computer?

Posted by jachica jack on

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2021

    great question but is now a spam pit .
    NO PC told no OS told , no drive model told , and we might guess USB.
    (guess 1 windows must I?) if he OS is corrupted all the below will just a waste. fix windows first.

    first off there are rules. (hw/sw)
    in proper order !!! does the drive fail on 2 good PCs and fail on all USB PORTs ,hummmmmmmmm

    The Drive must show up in device manager , if not here usb port dead or drive dead. or 3.5" drive power pack lost/dead wrong one.
    then in Disk manager if not it is dead. if silent it is dead, and there is no reading any dead silent drives ever.
    put ear to casing of HDD, hear it spin you MUST, connected.

    ok you are this far and "THIS PC" local file explorer fails for read or writing or both. (e
    the drive must pass the smart test, if not the drive is bad, but if spins and some files are there more can be found if you are lucky , most are not but luck happens and your.
    SMART test , 100% free.https://www.passmark.com/products/diskch...


    go to website RECAVA
    and use this free safe app.https://recuva.en.softonic.com/

    done this 10000 of times. for 4 decades, nothing new here, (well 2001 first smart drive) before that year we ran PATA tests. on back.

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2021

    asking how to fix anything and not telling all parts in hand is crazy hard, and so common here.
    NO PC told. many have bad USB3 ports first year made, easy fix.
    no HDD told make and model 2.5/" or 3.5" USB? maker and model NOT TOLD.
    no OS told not one clue.
    windows version, android, Linux, CHROME , MAC.

    my computer makes no sense at all. (like saying my CAR , MY house, zero useful.) 100,000 models exits

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Google.com gives youtube videos and software to attempt to recover.

Depending on whether it is seen by your Computer or not, a repair is not guaranteed.

Here is an example of software and instructions, as there are other sites on the internet as well.

https://iboysoft.com/data-recovery/raw-drive-recovery/recover-data-from-dead-seagate-external-hard-drive.html

Posted on Mar 26, 2019

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Should be careful with the data file deposited on the Seagate external hard drive. your Seagate external hard drive might be dead or corrupted. In this situation, you might need to rely on data recovery software to get back data and files on the dead Seagate external hard drive.

So you can rely on data recovery software to get back lost data and files when the Seagate external hard drive is dead and inaccessible.

Data recovery hong kong technician provide the Ontrack EasyRecovery data recovery services are able to recover data and files from accidentally formatting, corruption, virus attack, dead, system crash under different situations Seagate external hard drive on Windows Computer.

This data recovery software allows you to deep scan the dead Seagate external hard drive so as to find out almost all lost files with original quality in a short time. You can also rely on this software to recover files from dead/damaged Seagate external hard drive.

The software supports to get more recover: Seagate External hard drive, data file, documents, PDF, Excel, photos, music, and videos any HFS, HFS, FAT, ExFAT, and NTFS format based data and file and more.
It will recover data and file from all external storage devices that can be recognized by your Windows PC Computer/Laptop.

Hope this helps you get to recover all your lost data and files from your dead Seagate External hard drive.

Posted on Mar 26, 2019

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: I have a dead hard drive 2.5" SATA

If it is truly dead and you MUST have the information from it then the only real alternative is to send it to a data recovery expert. These services are NOT cheap
If it clicks or makes random noises clicks pings etc then it is most likely dead I am afraid.

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Seagate Free Agent Desktop 500 GB USB External Hard Drive

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Okay , so there are some steps to figure out what is wrong with your external.

Firstly , if your computer makes a sound when you plug in your external , go to Start-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Disk Management , and see if your external drive is listed here with your local drives. If it is listed , right click on the drive and change the drive letter to make it appear in "my computer".

If your drive does not make a connection sound when connecting to your computer and also does not show up , please follow the next step.

Remove the hard drive from the casing if possible and install it in your computer case or another external case.If the drive works , the problem is with the casing and you can ignore the drive.

Now , if the problem is with the casing , there are still 3 possibilities.

  1. The USB cable between the drive and the computer may be damaged.
  2. The circuit board which connects your drive to the interface of the external may be blown.
  3. The power supply (if applicable) may have a blown transformer.
The latter is the easiest to diagnose , does your external light up at all when you plug in the power? If not , then this is probably your problem. On the bottom of the adapter is a label which you will be able to use to have a new adapter made at your local electronics shop and this will cost about $30 max. They will also be able to test the adapter with a clamp meter to see if this is really the problem and this should be free.

The second component you want to test is the USB cable. If you have a printer , swop out the cables and see if your printer functions normally. Most externals use the same connector so you should be able to test it in this manner. If the cable works go on to the last step. If the cable is defective , replace it with a new one which you can find for about $10 at most electronics and chain stores.

The last component to test is the circuit board. This is a bit of a grey zone as you probably won't be able to spot the blown component unless it failed really badly. With the casing already opened , locate the external's circuit board and check to see if you have any blackened components or fluids leaking from some components. If all the other components of the external worked perfectly , then this is the faulty part. It is not really economical to replace the circuit as most of the time it is out of production by the time you need to replace it and it still costs a lot even if it is available so if your drive is working perfectly when connected via sata or IDE on your computer , the best is to buy a new casing and place your old drive in the new casing.

A casing costs about $50 and you could get it at most tech shops and big chain stores like Best Buy.

I hope this solves your problem and please reply if you need more help.

Kind Regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Dead Seagate external hard drive

Hello

Okay , so there are some steps to figure out what is wrong with your external.

Firstly , if your computer makes a sound when you plug in your external , go to Start-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Disk Management , and see if your external drive is listed here with your local drives. If it is listed , right click on the drive and change the drive letter to make it appear in "my computer".

If your drive does not make a connection sound when connecting to your computer and also does not show up , please follow the next step.

Remove the hard drive from the casing if possible and install it in your computer case or another external case.If the drive works , the problem is with the casing and you can ignore the drive.

Now , if the problem is with the casing , there are still 3 possibilities.

  1. The USB cable between the drive and the computer may be damaged.
  2. The circuit board which connects your drive to the interface of the external may be blown.
  3. The power supply (if applicable) may have a blown transformer.
The latter is the easiest to diagnose , does your external light up at all when you plug in the power? If not , then this is probably your problem. On the bottom of the adapter is a label which you will be able to use to have a new adapter made at your local electronics shop and this will cost about $30 max. They will also be able to test the adapter with a clamp meter to see if this is really the problem and this should be free.

The second component you want to test is the USB cable. If you have a printer , swop out the cables and see if your printer functions normally. Most externals use the same connector so you should be able to test it in this manner. If the cable works go on to the last step. If the cable is defective , replace it with a new one which you can find for about $10 at most electronics and chain stores.

The last component to test is the circuit board. This is a bit of a grey zone as you probably won't be able to spot the blown component unless it failed really badly. With the casing already opened , locate the external's circuit board and check to see if you have any blackened components or fluids leaking from some components. If all the other components of the external worked perfectly , then this is the faulty part. It is not really economical to replace the circuit as most of the time it is out of production by the time you need to replace it and it still costs a lot even if it is available so if your drive is working perfectly when connected via sata or IDE on your computer , the best is to buy a new casing and place your old drive in the new casing.

A casing costs about $50 and you could get it at most tech shops and big chain stores like Best Buy.

I hope this solves your problem and please reply if you need more help.

Kind Regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

SOURCE: Hello I recently purchased a Seagate

Yes you can recover data from data recovery software. Purchase software to recover data then you can recover data easily. you can purchase low cost software online to recover data. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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