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My Seagate Free Agent GoFlex 1TB External USB HDD has got erased.

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October 17, 2011 5:25:24 PM

I was having two seagate hard disks. One is 8GB USB Hard disk and another one is 1TB USB Free Agent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Drive For PC & Mac.
My problem till yesterday was that first one (8GB) hard disk was not working properly. Even when it connect to system, it was not recognized in any system. One of my friend suggest me to visit seagates websites and find the solution for that. Yesterday I visit seagate's website and I download "SeaTools For Windows" software. When I start to use this software, my both hard disks was connected to my system and I wrongly select the good one (1TB) hard disk and select advanced tests and then select USB Erase Tasks and then Full Disk Erase option. It was running for around 9 hours and suddenly I came to know that I have select wrong website but till that time all my data was lost. I just wanted to know that can I recover that data which got erased by mistake?
For data recovery, I have already purchased seagate's software "File Recovery For Windows". Can I get all my data from that software? It was important data in that hard disk but due to my mistake, it got erased. Do you have any solution for that? I will be thankfull to you if you have any solution. Kindly reply me urgently.
October 17, 2011 6:40:16 PM

Hi Pritish,
I would recomend you getdataback it makes realy miracles.
If you are not statisfied with seagates file-recovery program give it a try,
you will be surprised.
As for :if you can get all of your data back, it depends on how "damaged" your files are.
I experienced that I got almost all of my data back after one or two formats.
I realy hope you will prove me wrong but after the Full erase of your hdd it will be inpossible
to get all of your data back.
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November 3, 2011 11:15:51 AM

Thanks Copnas for your answer. But this software also not giving all data back.
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November 3, 2011 1:16:38 PM

There is no software that will restore everything.

Recuva is a good one to try also, but the issue is that you ran more than just a simple format on the drive. The option you picked sounds like it actually wipes the data off the disk, or it would not be running for 9 hours. The only type of erase that runs that long is one that makes the data almost impossible to recover. And when I say "almost", I don't mean you'd be able to do it yourself. You'd have to bring it in to a data recovery specialist to work on, which would be pretty pricy.
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November 5, 2011 7:45:00 AM

Hi hang-the-9,
Thanks a lot for your suggestion. Yes, I also feel the same. Can you please give me few names of data recovery specialists? Also give me rough idea about the price. I'll be thank full to you for that.
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November 5, 2011 7:45:30 AM

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November 8, 2011 12:45:04 AM

pritish said:
Hi hang-the-9,
Thanks a lot for your suggestion. Yes, I also feel the same. Can you please give me few names of data recovery specialists? Also give me rough idea about the price. I'll be thank full to you for that.


Need to find something in your area, I'm guessing you're not in the US based on your username.

Prices can get high depending on what needs to get done, would be a few hundred dollars to start with and can head up from there.

Where I work we spent about over $4,500 recovering data from 2 500gig drives, but that was mechanical failure. Your disk wipe could be more expensive, they'd have to read the old magnetic signature of the files, if anything remains on the disk after the wipe, bit by bit.
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