What's left to try on a dead SeaGate before paying for data recovery?
July 3, 2009 3:30 AM Subscribe
500GB internal SeaGate hard drive disappears from Windows, Linux, and the BIOS. What can I try before I pay to have the data recovered?
posted by Avenger50 to computers & internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Tested it with a few different operating systems and a few different machines, and though it always "spins up" this year-old SeaGate drive, configured with no operating system and a single partition, doesn't show up anywhere to mount or browse, like it's just not there. Besides the well-documented freezer trick,
what's left to try before I send it to one of several MeFi-recommended recovery companies
for $1000 or more?