I just bought a 1.5 tb samsung story HDD and figured i would dumb everything from my 320 gb segate ex pro on to it. The seagate has sat in the same place for years with out being moved or anything, it has its own power supply and was plugged into the same port the entire time.
the seagate is not recognized and ive tryed updating drivers
through device manager as well as the website (no help from website at all) drivers were up to date
would not allow me to use a perviouse driver
when i click on the drive letter i know it is i get the error : the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable...... now i know this is bad but the drive has never shown any sign of defect and has never been moved at all. I know there are ways to get data off of drives that are bad so i started doing some searching.
Some programs ive tryed are: partition wizard, EASEUS data recovery, pandora recovery, total recall data recovery
now a couple of the programs found the drives and didnt really show that there was anything wrong with the drive. and Total recall found the drive and was able to see everything but you have to pay to retreive your data. free version only alows one gig
Oh and ive also tryed computer managment>storage>disc managment
so i was wondering if anyone could help me with another way that i might not have tryed yet to get the drive to be recognized by my comp or if they know a free program i can use to retive and xfer the data to my story hdd.