Quantcast Cheap Place To Recover Hard Drive?? - digitalFAQ Forum
Go Back    Forum > Digital Life > Computers

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
01-15-2009, 03:05 PM
Konfusion Konfusion is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 183
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I just recently bought a 1 TB Seagate hard drive and out of no where this morning i turn on my computer and its not reconized by bios or windows at all. It seems to be an issue with the firmware and 100's of people have been complaining about this and so far seagate has done nothing. But all my videos were on this hard drive and a lot of personal pictures through out the years. Seems like so many peoples hard drives decided to just die these past few days in jan. like it was on a timer or something. I heard that since bios wont even reconize it that even if there is a fix from seagate i wont be able to fix this one since bios cant see it. So i need all these files off of here. where is a good place to get someone to do this and not make me broke at the same time??

it is a
st31000340as 1TB barracuda
P/N: 98x158-303
Firmware: SD15
Date: 09086
Site: KRATSG
Made in Thailand

So if you were thinking about buying one of these run.

It has over 200 posts on Seagate forums about the issue and other places so far they have done nothing about it and have had a 30-40% return on them. But right now that isnt an option for me. I need these files. If anyone can help please let me know

Thanks
Reply With Quote
Someday, 12:01 PM
admin's Avatar
Ads / Sponsors
 
Join Date: ∞
Posts: 42
Thanks: ∞
Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
  #2  
01-15-2009, 05:51 PM
manthing manthing is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 327
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
this is a possibility... have you got another hard drive? unplug this seagate. install windows on the other driver. then connect the seagate as an external or possibly as a slave drive. as long as the NTFS is in good order, you'll be able to retrieve your files.

you can get external ide or sata cables to plug into the seagate drive and have a usb plug at the other end.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
01-15-2009, 07:58 PM
lordsmurf's Avatar
lordsmurf lordsmurf is offline
Site Staff | Video
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 8,516
Thanked 1,397 Times in 1,227 Posts
I had trouble with a Seagate 1TB drive too, SATA/300 used internally. I solved the problem by putting it in an Antec USB2 enclosure, $40 at Circuit City. Try that.

Recovering a drive generally costs $500 to $1,000, from a reliable service.

It's my guess that the issue is largely the fault of older BIOS.


- Did my advice help you? Then become a Premium Member and support this site.
- Find television shows, cartoons, DVDs and Blu-ray releases at the TVPast forums.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
01-15-2009, 09:41 PM
Konfusion Konfusion is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 183
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
the thing is bios doesnt reconize it.

also did the enclosure thing didnt work.

a few things ive found

Forums
http://forums.seagate.com/stx/board/...cending&page=1

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=128092

http://www.articlesbase.com/data-rec...y-708286.html#

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...200-11-failing


Reply With Quote
  #5  
01-16-2009, 10:13 AM
lordsmurf's Avatar
lordsmurf lordsmurf is offline
Site Staff | Video
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 8,516
Thanked 1,397 Times in 1,227 Posts
Did you use the exact enclosure I've mentioned? Most enclosures are crap. Get that $40 Antec, it's only slightly large than the 3.5" drive itself, black aluminum, SATA/300 rated, USB2. Try that specific one.


- Did my advice help you? Then become a Premium Member and support this site.
- Find television shows, cartoons, DVDs and Blu-ray releases at the TVPast forums.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
01-16-2009, 11:47 AM
Konfusion Konfusion is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 183
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
ya i did i bought that one for my gf computer and was using it. thats the exact one i have

Reply With Quote
Reply




Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hard drive took a dive. Please help! wayshway Computers 7 10-03-2008 09:26 AM
Buffalo hard drive any good? ninjastriker Computers 4 02-21-2008 12:43 AM
External hard drive, dvd recorder/vcr combo, etc [SOLD] stoogedog Marketplace 0 02-04-2006 04:32 PM

Thread Tools



 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 PM