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Broken computer, recovering files from hard drive onto a separate computer.


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#1 TOMIS13LACK

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 06:47 PM

I am using a USB to SATA adapter specifically for hard drives in an attempt to recover pictures from this hard drive. I cannot hook it up in the drive bay at the moment. I have plugged it in and it cannot be recognized.

 

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Seagate Hard Drive 320 GB, 7200 RPM, 3.ADG

 

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Note: The Blue light is telling me that there is sufficient power, the red light is stating that there is no access.


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:11 PM

I don't really care for the adapter type recovery devices.  I prefer an external enclosure type where the drive can be firmly mounted.  Many have both IDE and SATA/PATA interfaces with control card.  Not had an operating drive fail to respond.



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:40 PM

This HD cannot be connected inside of a known good desktop?  MiniTool Power Data Recovery [free version recovers up to 1GB recoverables], Piriform's Recuva, although free, may not be strong enough.  I'm not if it's needed, there is a MiniTool Partition Wizard that is free.


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 09:03 PM

Is this a 2.5 or 3.5 drive? If a 3.5 drive it cannot be powered only from a USB port. I could not tell from the image if this is a 2.5 or 3.5 drive. Your adapter looks similar to this.

 

For 3.5 drives you need an adapter with a power brick like this.


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:44 AM

Is this a 2.5 or 3.5 drive? If a 3.5 drive it cannot be powered only from a USB port. I could not tell from the image if this is a 2.5 or 3.5 drive. Your adapter looks similar to this.

 

For 3.5 drives you need an adapter with a power brick like this.

 

Where can i find this out? If you mean size, then i think it is a 3.5 inch

 

This HD cannot be connected inside of a known good desktop?  MiniTool Power Data Recovery [free version recovers up to 1GB recoverables], Piriform's Recuva, although free, may not be strong enough.  I'm not if it's needed, there is a MiniTool Partition Wizard that is free.

 

I dont know how to use it with recuva. The hard drive itself cannot be picked up and i cannot find it.


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 07:33 AM

Its a 3.5 Drive , so it needs Power Plug and Data Cable to work as stated in 2nd Link.

 

As JohnC21  said if its the first one he linked to { Like Yours } this wont work on a 3.5 Drive , if you connect it , you probably wont hear the drive spin up - because it needs a power cable connected.

 

I would install it in the PC - you should have a spare Power and Sata Cable in there  { you dont need to install the drive in a bay} just connect it.

Then install Recuva , and use that to access the Drive and retrieve the Data.



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Posted 05 November 2016 - 07:44 AM

Its a 3.5 Drive , so it needs Power Plug and Data Cable to work as stated in 2nd Link.

 

As JohnC21  said if its the first one he linked to { Like Yours } this wont work on a 3.5 Drive , if you connect it , you probably wont hear the drive spin up - because it needs a power cable connected.

 

I would install it in the PC - you should have a spare Power and Sata Cable in there  { you dont need to install the drive in a bay} just connect it.

Then install Recuva , and use that to access the Drive and retrieve the Data.

 

Okay, thanks. My power supply will not support another hard drive on it though so i will get a drive bay (probably this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0099TX7O4/ref=twister_B01F9TLN16?_encoding=UTF8&th=1) and it will most likely help in the future anyway.


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 07:55 AM

That should work ok.

 

If you have other drives using up your Sata Cables and Power Cables , you could use those in the interim.

You only need 2 , One for the Operating System Drive and one for the Drive you are retrieving files from.

 

If you need any help with Recuva etc , Post Back.






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