Unable to detect seagate external harddisk

Closed
Report
Posts
4
Registration date
Sunday May 10, 2015
Status
Member
Last seen
May 13, 2015
-
Posts
4
Registration date
Sunday May 10, 2015
Status
Member
Last seen
May 13, 2015
-
Hi,

I am using my seagate external hard drive from long back. Yesterday I copied huge amount of data in one go. After that whenever i am trying to plugging in to the computer, System not detected my external hard drive and External HDD light are keep on blinking

I have tried in another computer with Windows 7/XP and Ubuntu 10, it is not detecting in any of them. I have tried it to find out in disk management but it is not visible there as well. Not even diskpart utility worked for me.

I have very important data on it and I want to recover it. Can it be possible to recover my data? Please help me out for it.

Hard disk details:
model number Seagate FreeAgent Go(9KW2AH-501)
SERIAL NU: 2GEL1H4F
500 GB

1 reply

Posts
3606
Registration date
Monday September 1, 2014
Status
Member
Last seen
February 20, 2017
152
Hi Abhijeet02,

Have you tried uninstalling the drive from Device Manager, restarting the PC and plugging the device back in. Try with another USB cable. All the troubleshooting steps you have followed seem correct. It is unfortunate none of them solved the issue. Check the manufacturer's web page for some driver updates. Check some recovery tools. If the drive keeps being undetected, contact the manufacturer's support. Usually they provide some data recovery suggestions. I recommend you to hide your serial number because it contains information about your drive and its warranty conditions.

Hope this helps
Posts
3569
Registration date
Friday February 6, 2015
Status
Moderator
Last seen
July 18, 2016
878 >
Posts
4
Registration date
Sunday May 10, 2015
Status
Member
Last seen
May 13, 2015

Hello abhijeet02,
whether your Hard disk detected in BIOS if not try to use it with any other pc..
There are lots of recovery software available mostly recover data from detecting hard disk..
Try this..
https://www.easeus.com/data-recovery/data-recovery-software/free-hard-drive-data-recovery-software.htm

https://www.seagate.com/fr/fr/contacts/


PC Inspector
https://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinsp

and Recuva
https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva

https://www.yodot.com/hard-drive-recovery/from-external-hard-drive-not-recognized.html
Posts
3606
Registration date
Monday September 1, 2014
Status
Member
Last seen
February 20, 2017
152 >
Posts
4
Registration date
Sunday May 10, 2015
Status
Member
Last seen
May 13, 2015

I would search for some tool from the Computertech's list. Have in mind that the unsuccessful usage of recovery tools on a failed drive could make future professional data recovery even harder. In case you recover your data and your drive has no warranty, I strongly recommend you to get a new drive and not trying to repair this one. It seems to me that it has some connectivity issue cause by a mechanical problem.
Posts
4
Registration date
Sunday May 10, 2015
Status
Member
Last seen
May 13, 2015

Thanks R2D2_WD and computertech !!!
Posts
3569
Registration date
Friday February 6, 2015
Status
Moderator
Last seen
July 18, 2016
878 >
Posts
4
Registration date
Sunday May 10, 2015
Status
Member
Last seen
May 13, 2015

Hello abhijeet02,
Did your problem resolved?
Posts
4
Registration date
Sunday May 10, 2015
Status
Member
Last seen
May 13, 2015
>
Posts
3569
Registration date
Friday February 6, 2015
Status
Moderator
Last seen
July 18, 2016

Hello Computertech,
No my issue still persist

I have tried few of your option,but failed in first steps;Like
https://www.seagate.com/fr/fr/contacts/
Failed: Cant Download this file

https://www.easeus.com/data-recovery/data-recovery-software/free-hard-drive-data-recovery-software.htm
Failed: Not Able to detect HDD

Also gone through a video yesterday;They told some steps regarding Mounting HDD(No Luck)

Please suggest if you have any option or steps

Thanks