Seagate Hard Drive Data Recovery Is Simplified, How Exciting It Is

Summary: this post is written mainly to answer users' question – how do I recover data from my Seagate external hard drive/internal hard drive. We show the specific hard drive recovery steps to you so that you can recover files from your Seagate drive when necessary.

Currently, we find that many far-sighted people and enterprises take different actions to ensure data security: making backups of useful data, managing data carefully in hard drive, and so on. However, data disaster is just like a time bomb, which can explode anytime and anywhere, leaving people to get shocked and suffered.

Just now, we discover users' huge demand for Seagate hard drive data recovery. As an ordinary user, you may ask what Seagate data recovery is exactly, right? In fact, it refers to the process of rescuing electronic data lost from Seagate hard drive series through technical means.

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Another thing you care about is surely how to recover external hard drive data. About this point, we'll discuss in detail in part 1 of the following content. Besides, we guess Seagate data recovery cost will also draw much of your attention. Is it possible to get free external hard drive recovery software or at least to enjoy high-quality Seagate recovery services by paying reasonable money?

We'll talk about all these issues later, so please read this post carefully if you want to learn more about them.

Part 1: An In-depth Look at Seagate Hard Drive Data Recovery

We must say that, in today's software market, there are many hard drive recovery tools and the quality of them varies a lot. Once you choose an inferior one to do the Seagate recovery, you will not only end in failure, but also bring secondary damage to the disk. In view of this, we'd like to introduce MiniTool Power Data Recovery to you.

It is indeed a safe and wonderful choice for Seagate disk recovery. But it is worth noting that using data recovery software to recover data from Seagate hard drive is only useful when the data are lost due to logical errors (soft failures). On the contrary, if your Seagate hard drive is damaged physically, you'd better turn to professional disk recovery agencies, asking them for help (but this may still fail sometimes).

Tips for Recovering Data from Seagate Hard Drive

Step 1: download MiniTool Power Data Recovery if you are running Windows OS. Or get MiniTool Mac Data Recovery if you are working on a Mac.

Note: considering that most users encountering Seagate data loss problem are Windows users, we'll take MiniTool Power Data Recovery as an example to show you how to complete Seagate hard drive recovery.

Step 2: open the drive/folder that contains the application you've just downloaded and then click to start installing the software on computer by following ways:

a). double click on the application to see the installation wizard.
b). right click on the application and then choose "Run as administrator" to see the wizard.

After that, you should follow the wizard step by step to finish software installation (you shouldn't install it on your Seagate hard drive with lost data).

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Step 3: you can choose to run Power Data Recovery in the last step of installation or double click on the software icon to open it manually. In the main interface, you'll see five functional modules designed for different data loss situations. At this time, please select the one that is most suitable for your own Seagate hard drive data loss case.

For instance, if you need to recover data from a formatted hard drive, please just click on "Damaged Partition Recovery".

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Note: to recover data from an external hard drive, you ought to connect it to the computer in this step or before running above recovery software. Please read Solved – Files Not Showing In External Hard Drive Doesn't Have To Be Difficult to know more details of how I access files on my Seagate external hard drive.

Step 4: now, you should select the formatted partition or formatted external hard drive from the partition list. And then, please click on the "Full Scan" button to do a thorough scan.

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What if you need to recover data from Seagate external hard disk which is not detecting here? That is to say, the external hard drive is not recognized by the computer. On this occasion, you must figure out why the external hard drive doesn't appear and take corresponding measures to make it show up.

Besides, Seagate offers solutions to diagnose a Seagate USB external drive. You can go to see whether they are suitable for your case or not.

When scanning a drive containing too many files, you'll find the progress bar is seemly stuck. But in fact, the scan has been going on all the time; it only takes a long time to scan a large drive and list all the found files for you.

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Under such circumstances, you can click on the certain button in the "Full Scan" window (as shown below) to see details of the scanning. You'll find all the numbers are changing with the scan.

Step 5: at the end of the scan, the software will calculate partition layout and load partitions & files for you.

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Note: you'll see the "Information" window shown in above picture when the software finds a lot of partitions but only list a few of them. At this time, you are expected to click on "OK" button to close this window and then browse the found files and folders in listed partitions.

Step 6: please browse the listed partitions one by one carefully and check the files & folders you'd like to recover (you may make use of the "Preview" function to see a picture/txt file more clearly). Afterward, you ought to click on the "Save" button in the lower right corner to set a safe storage path for the checked items waiting to be recovered.

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Note: the "File Saving Limit" prompt window will pop up when the total size of files you have selected to recover exceeds 1GB (the recovery limit of free edition). At this time, you have no choice but to upgrade your copy of software (get a license) in order to break the limit.

You can save the scan result by clicking "Export Scan Result" and then load saved scan result manually. Or just do the scan again after software registration.

Till now, we have illustrated clearly how to restore files from Seagate external hard drive. If you still have any other questions, please feel free to leave a message at the end of this post.

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Sometimes, you may also find your Seagate hard drive shows as unknown or becomes dead. Are there any good suggestions to get out of these troubles? Of course, MiniTool Power Data Recovery is a good and high cost-effective choice.

Part 2: Suggestions for Seagate Hard Drive Repair

As we said before, Seagate hard drive recovery can be finished completely and easily with the help of MiniTool data recovery under the premise that data loss is caused by logic errors. But what if a Seagate hard drive is damaged physically? What damages belong to the physical ones and how should you deal with these situations and fix your Seagate hard drive?

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If you're puzzled by these questions, please read on and find your answers.

Failure Types & How Do I Get My Seagate External Hard Drive to Work

  • Rotational difficulties: the head movement sound is accompanied by motor squeaky and sometimes a blue screen may appear.

    In this case, if you want to recover data from the target Seagate hard drive or let the disk work properly again, you may generally need to open it and replace the disc magnet motor with a new one. Besides, technical means can also be used to try to complete Seagate external hard drive recovery without opening the drive.

  • Slow loading process: though the Seagate hard drive rotates properly, sometimes, the partitions may be loaded very slowly. What's worse, there are also chances that only some of the partitions will be identified finally.

    This often happens when a bad sector is detected on the drive. And a bad sector may be caused by a lot of factors, such as the end of service life, the aging head and even a slight fall.

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    Under such circumstances, you may choose to make use of the image file or dedicated data recovery tool to get back lost data. Besides, you could use special tools to shield the bad sectors to prolong its service life temporarily.

  • Failed circuit board: if there's something wrong with the circuit board of Seagate hard drive, it will stop rotating. Meanwhile, the system won't be started successfully.

    If you come across above phenomena, you may as well try repairing or replacing the circuit board under the guidance of a professional in order to fix the hard drive.

  • Hard drive making noise: if you hear a slight squeak or Kaka sound coming out from your Seagate hard drive, it indicates that the magnetic head is stuck due to an insufficient power supply or unexpected disk fall.

    At this time, trying to open the hard drive and reset the magnetic head may troubleshoot the problem; but this needs to be done in an absolutely dust-free environment. (Yet, some of the hard drives encountering such situation may need a new magnetic head.)

  • Scratched platters: as the name implies, a scratched platter refers to a disk platter that has a lot of scratches on the surface. Actually, a platter is often damaged in the form of scratching during the reading & writing process of disk data. This is also known as a head crash.

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    Knowing that the scratched platters are mainly caused by the head crash, you should do a read & write head replacement for fixing this. Also, an absolutely dust-free environment is required in this process; otherwise, your Seagate hard drive may be broken.

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Please keep this in mind: all kinds of hard drives you can find on the market today are risky. The best way to avoid data loss and the economic losses caused by it is: making a backup and keeping it updated particularly (the time interval shouldn't be too long).

Some of you may think a reset could help even in some tough cases. But the problem is that you don't have any idea of how to restore Seagate external hard drive to factory settings. Here, we advise you to read this page carefully.

Part 3: Draw A Conclusion

Use external hard drive frequently due to its portability? According to a survey, we found Seagate hard drive series appeal to a large number of users throughout the world. That's why we write this post: to tell them that Seagate hard drive also fails sometimes due to all sorts of reasons.

On the one hand, we want to wake up people – no hard drive is absolutely safe; and on the other hand, we feel honored to offer solutions to help people being beleaguered by hard drive problems, getting them out of their difficulties.

Don't think data loss accident will never happen to you; it could happen to anyone, even without giving a sign in advance. What you need to do most, except for making backups, is being well prepared for Seagate hard drive data recovery. In this way, you are able to deal with the Seagate problems confidently.

Again, if you still have questions about how to recover Seagate hard drive data and how to repair a failed Seagate hard drive, please leave a short message below. We'll reply you very soon.

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