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Maxtor ATA Hard Drive Crashed 80 GB

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by qazafee, Oct 23, 2011.

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  1. qazafee

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    My old PC HArd Drive crashed ...
    Now I want to recover my Data from it when I connect this Hard drive via USB adapter to my NEW PC
    i got only 1 option to Format it .
    as I said I want to recover my data from it so i treid few below softwares

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    Now Problem is the HD size is 80 GB & I see only 31 GB and it says RAW on it ...remaining 49 GB is Still missing .....Check the sceen shot of one of the program i used to recover my data.

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    Now please suggest me what should I do so i might be able to revocer and able to find the lost 49 GB on my Hard Drive.

    Anxiously waiting for reply
    Thanks
     
  2. pip22

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    Send it to a Data Recovery Service, but be warned it will be very expensive.
    The more you try to do it yourself, the more likely it is that data will be destroyed permanently.
     
  3. crjdriver

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    The above is good advise. I would add to get an estimate since it is going to be pretty expensive. Prices do vary; where I live a basic data recovery using software [which it seems in your case is not going to happen] costs $125 and it goes way up from there. To open the drive and read the platers is going to cost $.

    Just one of the reasons why we stress backups so much. Data you do not backup is data you do not care about.
     
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    Im assuming this is a laptop? If so have you tried just taking out the drive and use a usb sata/ide connector hooked up to another computer ? Ive used that several times on dying or almost dead drives and its been a lifesaver and ive recovered all or most of what i needed.
     
  6. crjdriver

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    I doubt it is a laptop since it lists 6 drives under getbackdata. I tend to think it is the drive's electrics that have failed since it lists the wrong size for the drive. If this is the case, a usb or firewire enclosure is not going to do anything.
     
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    In the specs i saw dell xps and i know they do make those in laptops also.And from what ive been advised as far as the xps laptops they are known to have a lot of problems with motherboards, etc.
     
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    Is the drive with the missing data formatted as FAT or NTFS?
     
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