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.
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.
On the bit more advanced editions, one have "push a button for a complete backup" functionality
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.
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.
A dock doesn't have the same portability as an enclosed usb drive does. Not to mention the exposed drive/circuitry.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 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