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petemeister
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info recovery from hard drive

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Greetings:

 

I have a HP pavilion slimline computer with Seagate Barracuda hard drive

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ST3750525AS

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Firmware: HP53

Date Code:12045

 

I've removed the drive from the computer so that I can recover my business data, as the drive will not boot, not even to the bios.

 

Is it possible to obtain an external hard drive that will be able to be read by a Dell computer?

 

If so, can you recommend an external hard drive that will work?

 

Thanks, Pete

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@petemeister 

 

Your best bet for recovering data now is to do the following:
1) Connect the hard drive to a working PC -- or if you do not have a SATA power cable and/or data cable, purchase a USB-to-Hard Driver adapter kit (like the one illustrated below) and Connect the old drive to a working PC using that adapter

USB-Drive-Adapter.jpg

2) Try to retrieve the files and folders you want to save from the old drive and copy them to the new PC.

If this does not work, then you need to do the following:
1) Download and install this utility on a working PC http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/recover_data_in_3_steps_with_minitool_power_data_recovery_free_...
2) Run the data recovery utility to see what can be retrieved from the old drive.

If that tool does not find what you need, an alternative is Recuva http://www.piriform.com/recuva

And, if that does not work well, the best tool out there is this one, but only the trial version is free http://www.file-recovery.com/

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Thanks for the suggestions.  I plan to attempt these as soon as possible & post my results.  Pete

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