Maxtor ATA Hard Drive Crashed 80 GB

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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



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.



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
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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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