Can Data On My HDD Be Recovered?
First timer with a big problem here.
Just recently migrated all data on my laptop to a Seagate portable HDD whilst I flattened my laptop and reinstalled OS.
Tried today to put backed up data back onto laptop and the HDD will not run up.
I stripped it down and measured the voltage coming out of the ac adaptor and on the power cable going into the HDD. Both voltages were correct.
As soon as I connect the HDD to the caddy it falls over and refuses to power up.
I thought, maybe, the HDD was drawing too much current so I tried to install it into my desktop to prove this. I got exactly the same symptoms when in my desktop.
I have now come to the conclusion that there is a problem with the HDD so I have 2 questions:
1) From the signs and symptoms I have mentioned here does the HDD sound like it can be repaired?
2) If not is there anyway I can retrieve the data from it?