Seagate Barracuda 2nd drive problem

  Sparkly 09:48 11 Dec 2016

Morning all this Seagate Barracuda 2nd drive 3000GB was in my PC as storage for photos, videos etc when i noticed that it was not appearing in my Devices and Drives, so i took a look in the Disc Management it did show the drive as connected BUT it says Unallocated space, this drive was working fine a couple of days ago is there any chance of getting back what was stored on it if i plug it in to SATA Caddy or will that cause more problems by trying to accessing it. Appreciate any help with this. Thanks. Windows 10 I3 CPU 8 Gig Ram

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:30 11 Dec 2016

try running dskchk on it

  Sparkly 12:50 11 Dec 2016

Hi Fruit Bat /\0/\ i have put the disc into the caddy the disc spins up and you can hear 3 faint (beeps) when i go to my Devices and Drives it does not show up, when i go to Disc Management the disc is listed as Unknown and a box pops up saying You must initialize a disc before Disc Manager can access it with the disc1 with a tick in the box and below the options are MBR (Selected) or GPT. How can i run dskchk when explorer does not see the drive? Its not looking to good is it. Many thanks

  Sparkly 18:13 11 Dec 2016

If i were to initialize the drive would that be the same as a format and destroy all the data on the drive?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:21 11 Dec 2016

yes that would destroy all data

click here the free ini tool partition wizard may recover your drive

  Sparkly 19:37 11 Dec 2016

Many thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ will give it a go, would like to know what has caused this it was fine a few days ago.

  Sparkly 13:11 13 Dec 2016

Hi Fruit Bat /\0/\ i have installed your link and run the software, i have run Sea tools also but all come back Bad Disc and no files to recover, I allso downloaded Mini Tools Power Data Recovery but with the same outcome, I think i will try and reformat the drive to see if i get back the 3TB rather than the 3.9GB that is being shown at the moment, Thanks for your help.

  Sparkly 11:57 14 Dec 2016

Well tried to Initialise the drive and all i get is data error (cyclic redundancy check) Ran CMD to chdsh but the disc is not even recognized, i think its dead in the water. Open to any thoughts. Thanks.

  Burn-it 15:07 14 Dec 2016

It is dead as several things have told you.

  Sparkly 18:06 14 Dec 2016

Just out of interest would getting a replacement printed circuit board be a possibility to revive it.???

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