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Old 03-22-2009, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I took my Freeagent 500GB External Harddrive out of its enclosure and its down to a SATA Drive. I connected it to my PC and it still give me a "beep" every 5 seconds or so.

Seagate is charging me over $350 to recover this hard drive. I do have some important files in this hard drive that cannot be replaced by money but I am pretty techy so I'm up for the task of doing it myself. What exactly would seagate do if I paid them $350?

Were all humans so whatever Seagate can do, I might be able to do. What exactly is the procedure for data recovery on a failed hard drive/
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put it back in the enclosure...
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If the hard drive has stopped running they will pull out the platters and get the information off of them that way. Unfortunately not something every human can do.
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I connected it to my PC and it still give me a "beep" every 5 seconds or so.
wait, i didn't notice that you said still the first time i read your post. So it was giving you beeps inside the enclosure as well?
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yes it gave me beeps during the enclosure. I thought it was the enclosure so I tooked it out and plugged it in my PC's SATA and it seems like its the hard drive's fault.

How do I read data off the platters? What equipment do I need?
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^you probably can't by the equipment, and even if you could it would be much more then the money seagate wants....ALOT more.
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