Data Recovery from Dead Seagate External Hard Drive

“I have Seagate external hard drive which was working normally in the morning. But when I plugged it to my computer in the afternoon, it was not getting detected. Later I connected it to my friend’s laptop to check whether it gets recognized, but result was same. I have nearly 100 GB of important data mostly videos, photos, music and project files. Is there any way that could help me to get back my data from dead Seagate external hard drive?”

Above detailed case is one instance which clearly shows deadness and data loss from Seagate external hard drive. A dead external hard drive can cause loss of hours of hard work, hundreds of dollars worth of purchased music files or irreplaceable family photos. Even though Seagate external hard drive is becoming more durable and reliable, there is still good chance that power surge, overheating or accidental damage could end the life of Seagate external hard drive and render it inoperable or dead state. But for any external hard drive like Seagate, there are recovery programs available which will help you to restore data from it. Prior to that below listed are some symptoms shown by Seagate external hard drive before it dies or stops working:

  • Anomalous Noises: Usually Seagate external hard drive produces slight noise while accessing files from it. But when something is wrong in it, then noises becomes louder or faster or sometimes drive may abruptly stop working
  • Strange Behavior: When Seagate external hard drive is about to fail, it may begin to act strangely all of a sudden. It might take more time to load a single file or may not even load
  • Unexpected File System Errors: Seagate external hard drive may display error messages related to the file system during usage which indicates that files do not exist or corrupted. The error message are not necessarily related to a Seagate external hard drive failure, but if they begin to appear frequently and without any obvious cause, then the problem shows that Seagate external hard drive is going to die in coming days

When all these issues are encountered, you have to backup your data immediately. A dying Seagate external hard drive may be repairable but better act fast if you do not want lose stored information. However, if you make delay and Seagate external hard drive dies, then it will cause loss of essential files. In such condition, the best way to get your data back from dead Seagate external disk is to use hard drive recovery software.

Seagate external hard disk recovery

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software plays major role in recovering data from dead, failed or crashed Seagate external hard drive on Windows OS. This software thoroughly examines dead Seagate external hard drive to extract maximum amount of data from it. With the aid of this software, you can restore files such as MS Office files, photos, videos, music, program files and lot more files which you lost from dead Seagate portable hard drive. It has the potential to restore data from drives formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS5 and exFAT file systems. Other than external hard drives, you can regain missing files and folders from computer hard drives, USB drives, memory cards, iPods and other storage media on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and 2008 operating systems. In case you are not able to find the files that you are looking for, then it provides scan mode i.e. “Smart Scan” using which you can easily find and rescue lost files.

Procedure to get data from dead Seagate external hard drive:

  • First of all download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to the computer from where you want to recover data
  • Now connect dead external hard drive to the computer in which you have downloaded the software
  • You will find two options on the main screen which are “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery”
  • Choose first option i.e. “Partition Recovery” to move further
  • Select the drive that represents dead external hard drive and then click on “Next” button
  • You may now see set of file types that can be recovered
  • Select the file types or simply click on “Skip” option, which by default selects all files that are lost from your dead Seagate external hard drive
  • Allow software to scan the selected drive and on completion of scanning process, the recovered files are listed on the basis of “File Type View” and “Data View”
  • Toggle between the required ones and then proceed to save files to desired location

Safety measures

  • When Seagate external hard drives becomes too old, then take data backup and stop using it as may go dead at any time due to ageing
  • Never use Seagate external hard drive for long time since it leads to failure due to overheating

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