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Computer Help - Ext HD recovery?

Discussion in 'General' started by kirk erlinger, May 31, 2023.

  1. kirk erlinger

    kirk erlinger Well-Known Member

    somehow my 500gb Ext HD is no longer recognized by either of my Dell laptop computers.

    I performed a recommended Scan of HD, it took a couple hours, and boom.....no longer can view files.

    Any recommendations or recommended computer companies i could send this to?

    Thanks in advance

  2. OutOfSpec

    OutOfSpec eccentric thousandaire

    i've had luck using "DiskDrill" (free for windows or mac) to have a look at problem drives. As long as the drive still mounts and is viewable (rather than a hardware failure), I think starting with a software based solution to have a look at it is the way to go before sending it out to 3rd party data recovery vendor.
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  3. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    Last edited: May 31, 2023
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  4. peakpowersports

    peakpowersports Well-Known Member

    Did you by chance add a docking station?

    When I went to a docking station mine would not be recognized if plugged into the laptop it self, but would pop up if it plugged it into the docking station. This was also with Dell laptops.
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  5. CBRRRRR999

    CBRRRRR999 Well-Known Member

    Does it spin up? If so you may be in luck. If not it could be as simple as network settings to a FUBAR d drive.
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  6. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

    If it is in an enclosure, you can open it up and connect the bare drive directly to a PC. However, this may also render it totally unusable to a non-tech savy end user.
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  7. YoshiHNS

    YoshiHNS Mr. Slowly

    See if there is a MicroCenter nearby, and have their service group look at it. That is probably your safest bet.
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  8. malik ross

    malik ross Waits for his asskicking.

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  9. wiggeywackyo

    wiggeywackyo Well-Known Member

    I’ve used these guys before and they are great. Owners are big motorbike fanatics, as well.

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  10. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    But how do you make sure that they won't put your ol lady's nudie pics up on motherless? :D
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