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    hard drive recovery help

    I have a 250gb seagate external usb/firewire hard drive that will not power on. Is there any way to recover all the data or am I screwed. Any advice will be great.

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    The hard drive is just a regular desktop hard drive.
    Open it up and pull the drive out, then hook it up in a desktop PC to pull the data off.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    The hard drive is just a regular desktop hard drive.
    Open it up and pull the drive out, then hook it up in a desktop PC to pull the data off.
    Better yet. Open the defect USB drive, pull out the drive itself, and place it in a Hard drive dock.. Costs next to nothing, and is very usefull in case of hardware failure.
    On the bit more advanced editions, one have "push a button for a complete backup" functionality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crinos View Post
    Better yet. Open the defect USB drive, pull out the drive itself, and place it in a Hard drive dock.. Costs next to nothing, and is very usefull in case of hardware failure.
    On the bit more advanced editions, one have "push a button for a complete backup" functionality
    Not everyone owns a hard drive dock.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    Not everyone owns a hard drive dock.
    They cost next to nothing...
    Here in norway, they are aprox 45USD for one that do both 2.5" and 3.5" drives AND it's even hot swap compatible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crinos View Post
    They cost next to nothing...
    Here in norway, they are aprox 45USD for one that do both 2.5" and 3.5" drives AND it's even hot swap compatible
    They run about the same on this side of the pond. Remember that US$45 is not necessarily "next to nothing" fr everyone. Maybe for you. Maybe for me. For a college student, though? Probably not.

    Still, not everyone has a HDD dock. Not everyone NEEDS a HDD dock, either.
    Your method of HDD recovery will work, yes. However, it requires the need to purchase additional hardware, which isn't something that everyone can do.
    You don't NEED a dock to pull data off a hard drive.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Point taken... Sorry.

    But my though about buying the HDD dock, is that that would be a quick way for thenewbreed to fix his/hers problem. No need to buy a new USB drive after a recovery, as the dock can work as the "casing" for the drive, and he/she would still have a functional USB drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crinos View Post
    Point taken... Sorry.

    But my though about buying the HDD dock, is that that would be a quick way for thenewbreed to fix his/hers problem.
    Quicker than just opening their case and popping it in a PC? I live in an area where I have to order everything, so for me, which I'm sure is the case for a lot of people, it would be a 2 to 5 day wait on a dock from newegg or similar.

    No need to buy a new USB drive after a recovery, as the dock can work as the "casing" for the drive, and he/she would still have a functional USB drive.
    A dock doesn't have the same portability as an enclosed usb drive does. Not to mention the exposed drive/circuitry.

    A dock would be a very nice solution if one already has it in-hand.
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    You should try to retrieve your data from an external drive if not possible then use recovery tool like Stellar Phoenix Hard Drive Recovery Software which can atleast save your precious data and files.you can try the demo version of the software when satisfied then go for full version.gud luck

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