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Reformatted Hard drive Data

Last response: in Storage
January 23, 2014 6:15:45 PM


I am just wondering...
If you have a 2TB hard drive that has 1.92 TB of space used by data
>Deleted everything by the handy select all + right click + Clicking Delete button
>>Then reformatted the Hard drive

Is it possible that the deleted and Reformatted Hard Drive data are still recoverable?
Like literally recovering the 1.92 TB of data that was deleted then reformatted?
Have anyone tried recovering stuff? and literally recovered the exact amount of data? Be it kb, mb, tb?

If so I'm *****....

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a b G Storage
January 23, 2014 6:18:53 PM

If you did a quick format you might still have a chance at recovering. It will probably take a really long time due to the sheer size.

If you did a full format, kiss that data goodbye unless you have several thousand dollars to spend to have an outside company do it.
January 23, 2014 6:24:56 PM

Best bet, repartition the drive to a bunch of odd sizes, and then back into one large. Shouldn't have an issue. Kill the structure to FAT 32, and then back to NTFS

**** But whatever you're trying to hide from the NSA, they already have it.**** =P~
February 5, 2014 6:32:38 PM

I guess its kinda too late now.... I cannot enter the room where I left it, it was definitely just a quick format.... But thanks for the info guys. I guess people find out about whats in it when they start acting weird around me.