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hey guys i have a seagate HDD 80gega which i put all my backups, and i always leave it in my external HDD case so if i need something from it i put it into USB, (the case needs 220V power) the thing is that i was copying some files and suddenly the electricity was out, now if i pluged the HDD i can see it in my computer but it says " unaccessable", i can't do even scan disk to it, i tried everything i can't access the HDD all i can do is detect it, is there another way so i can save my data?help
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post #2 of 11
Its not dead

Let it sit unpowered for a few hours then try again

Then use a different computer, Ive been able to format drives with this problem on a different computer
    
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well i tried on a different computer and didnt work, same problem, it unaccessable, secondly i need my data i dont want to format, any ideas?
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post #4 of 11
Well, if the hard drive IS dead, give it to me! I like to play around with them....

Seriously though, it doesn't sound good. You might look at a professional data recovery service, but a decent service can cost upwards of $1000. Depends whether it is worth it or not.
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why does it cost that much?
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post #6 of 11
It shouldn't cost $1000. Maybe in $100-300 range. Depends how damaged the drive is really and how good the service is.
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post #7 of 11
The drive is not damaged guys stop telling him this

The data was corrupted due to improper removal from computer

Find something called Recuva, this might help you out with recovering files


Its in the OCN Downloads section
    
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post #8 of 11
Leave it alone. It happened to me before. I could not access anything or see anything. And since my external hard drives are raided, I thought I lost everything, but then I let it alone until the next day; and then, I plugged it back to the computer, it came back alive! Usually if something is wrong with the hard drive, should your external enclosure tell you? My does. Just leave it alone and see if it works.
    
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Leave it alone. It happened to me before. I could not access anything or see anything. And since my external hard drives are raided, I thought I lost everything, but then I let it alone until the next day; and then, I plugged it back to the computer, it came back alive! Usually if something is wrong with the hard drive, should your external enclosure tell you? My does. Just leave it alone and see if it works.
Thats what I said earlier

Leave it unplugged for a loooong time
    
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post #10 of 11
Yeah, I'm backing you up!

Since it happened to me.
Since too many people like you said are assuming it is dead.
    
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