This post is written mainly to answer users’ question – how do I recover data from my Seagate external hard drive/internal hard drive. I’ll show the specific hard drive recovery steps to you so that you can recover files from your Seagate drive when necessary.

Currently, I find that many far-sighted people and enterprises take different actions to ensure data security: making backups of useful data, managing data carefully in hard drive, and so on. However, data disaster is just like a time bomb, which can explode anytime and anywhere, leaving people to get shocked and suffered.

Just now, I discover users’ huge demand for Seagate hard drive data recovery. As an ordinary user, you may ask what Seagate data recovery is exactly, right? In fact, it refers to the process of rescuing electronic data lost from Seagate hard drive series through technical means.

Seagate hard drive data recovery

Another thing you care about is surely how to recover external hard drive data. About this point, I’ll discuss in detail in part 1 of the following content. Besides, I guess Seagate data recovery cost will also draw much of your attention. Is it possible to get the external hard drive recovery software or at least to enjoy high-quality Seagate recovery services by paying reasonable money?

I’ll talk about all these issues later, so please read this post carefully if you want to learn more about them.

Read this page if you are using a Seagate 8TB NAS HDD and needs to recover data from it:

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Part 1: An In-depth Look at Seagate Hard Drive Data Recovery

I must say that, in today’s software market, there are many hard drive recovery tools and the quality of them varies a lot. Once you choose an inferior one to do the Seagate recovery, you will not only end in failure but also bring secondary damage to the disk. In view of this, I’d like to introduce MiniTool Power Data Recovery to you.

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It is indeed a safe and wonderful choice for Seagate disk recovery. But it is worth noting that using data recovery software to recover data from Seagate hard drive is only useful when the data are lost due to logical errors (soft failures).

On the contrary, if your Seagate hard drive is damaged physically, you’d better turn to professional disk recovery agencies, asking them for help (but this may still fail sometimes).

Please follow the 7 steps mentioned below to finish Seagate hard drive data recovery.

Step 1: get MiniTool Power Data Recovery if you are running Windows OS. Or get MiniTool Mac Data Recovery if you are using a Mac computer.

Considering that more than half of the users encountering Seagate data loss problem are Windows users, I’ll take MiniTool Power Data Recovery as an example to show you how to complete data recovery on Seagate hard drive.

Step 2: open the drive/folder that contains the setup program you’ve just saved to your computer. Then, find and click on the setup program to start installing the software on a computer by following ways:

  • Double click on the application icon directly to see the installation wizard.
  • Right click on the application and then choose “Run as administrator” to see the installation wizard.

After that, you should follow the wizard step by step to finish data recovery software installation (you shouldn’t install it on your Seagate hard drive with lost data since this will lead to permanent data loss).

install data recovery software

Step 3: you can choose to run Power Data Recovery in the last step of installation or double click on the software icon (located on the desktop/in the installation folder) to open it manually. Then, you’ll see the main interface of the software. Here, four options are available in the left panel to help you recover data from different types of storage devices.

At this time, you should select the one that is most suitable for your case.

  • Please select the “This PC” option when you need to recover data from a partition located on the Seagate hard drive.
  • The “Hard Disk Drive” option should be selected when you need to recover data from an external Seagate hard drive which has only one partition.

select a suitable option

Tip: To recover data from an external hard drive, you ought to connect it to the computer before this step or before running the recovery software. Please read Solved – Files Not Showing In External Hard Drive Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult to know more details of how I access files on my Seagate external hard drive.

Step 4: after that, you should specify the partition or hard drive that includes the lost files, from the right panel of the software interface. Now, you need to do a thorough scan by:

  • Double clicking on the target drive directly
  • Selecting the target drive and then clicking on the “Scan” button in the lower right corner

Please note the following things:

  1. What if your external Seagate hard disk is not detected by computer? How do you recover data from it? On this occasion, you must figure out why the external hard drive doesn’t appear and take corresponding measures to make it show up in order to finish the recovery.
  2. Seagate also offers solutions to diagnose a Seagate USB external drive. You can go to see whether they are suitable for your case or not.
Tip: When there are too many files contained in the Seagate hard drive, you’ll find the progress bar is seemly stuck. But in fact, the scan may be going on; it only takes a long time to scan a large drive and list all the found files for you. You may decide whether the scan is stuck by taking a look at the “Total Files Found” value, the “Remaining Time” and the percentage of progress completed.

scan is going on

Step 5: all the files and folders found by the software will be listed in order as the scan progresses. You should browse the scan results carefully during or at the end of the scan in order to find the items you need.

Please note that you’ll see the partitions and files loading window shown in the software when it finds a lot of partitions for you but only list a few of them. At this time, you are expected to click on the “OK” button in the Information window which appears when the loading is finished to continue the recovery.

loading partitions and files

Step 6: please check the files & folders you’d like to recover. You may make use of the following features to find needed files quickly:

  • Show Lost Files: click on it to show only the lost files.
  • Find: type the filename to locate certain file easily.
  • Filter: find a file by file extension, file size, and file modification/creation date.
  • Preview: click on it to see a picture/text file more clearly.

find needed files quickly

Step 7: finally, you ought to click on the “Save” button in the lower right corner to set a safe storage path for the checked items waiting to be recovered.

Till now, I have illustrated clearly how to restore files from Seagate external hard drive. If you still have any other questions, please feel free to leave a message at the end of this post.

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Tip: Well, you may also find your Seagate hard drive shows as unknown or external hard drive becomes dead sometimes. Are there any good suggestions to get out of these troubles? Of course, MiniTool Power Data Recovery is also a good and high cost-effective choice.

Part 2: Suggestions for Seagate Hard Drive Repair

As I have said before, Seagate hard drive recovery can be finished completely and easily with the help of MiniTool data recovery under the premise that data loss is caused by logic errors. But what if a Seagate hard drive is damaged physically? What damages belong to the physical ones and how should you deal with these situations and fix your Seagate hard drive?

If you’re puzzled by these questions, please read on and find your answers.

How Do I Get My Seagate External Hard Drive to Work

1. Rotational difficulties.

The head movement sound is accompanied by motor squeaky and sometimes a blue screen may appear.

In this case, if you want to recover data from the target Seagate hard drive or let the disk work properly again, you may generally need to open it and replace the disc magnet motor with a new one. Besides, technical means can also be used to try to complete Seagate external hard drive recovery without opening the drive.

2. Slow loading process.

Though the Seagate hard drive rotates properly, sometimes, the partitions may be loaded very slowly. What’s worse, there are also chances that only some of the partitions will be identified finally.

This often happens when a bad sector is detected on the drive. And a bad sector may be caused by a lot of factors:

  • The end of service life
  • The aging head
  • A slight fall
  • And so on

bad sectors

Under such circumstances, you may choose to make use of the image file or dedicated data recovery tool to get back lost data. Besides, you could use special tools to shield the bad sectors to prolong its service life temporarily.

3. Failed circuit board.

If there’s something wrong with the circuit board of Seagate hard drive, it will stop rotating. Meanwhile, the system won’t be started successfully.

If you come across above phenomena, you may as well try repairing or replacing the circuit board under the guidance of a professional in order to fix the hard drive.

4. Hard drive making noise.

If you hear a slight squeak or Kaka sound coming out from your Seagate hard drive, it indicates that the magnetic head is stuck due to an insufficient power supply or unexpected disk fall.

At this time, trying to open the hard drive and reset the magnetic head may troubleshoot the problem; but this needs to be done in an absolutely dust-free environment. (Yet, some of the hard drives encountering such situation may need a new magnetic head.)

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5. Scratched platters.

As the name implies, a scratched platter refers to a disk platter that has a lot of scratches on the surface. Actually, a platter is often damaged in the form of scratching during the reading & writing process of disk data. This is also known as a head crash.

scratched platters

Knowing that the scratched platters are mainly caused by the head crash, you should do a read & write a head replacement for fixing this. Also, an absolutely dust-free environment is required in this process; otherwise, your Seagate hard drive may be broken.

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Some of you may think a reset could help even in some tough cases. But the problem is that you don’t have any idea of how to restore Seagate external hard drive to factory settings. Here, I advise you to read this page carefully before taking actions.

Tip: Please keep this in mind – all kinds of hard drives you can find on the market today are risky. The best way to avoid data loss and the economic losses caused by it is making a backup and keeping it updated particularly (the time interval shouldn’t be too long).

Part 3: Draw a Conclusion

Use external hard drive frequently due to its portability? According to a survey, I found Seagate hard drive series appeal to a large number of users throughout the world. That’s why I decided to write this post: to tell them that Seagate hard drive also fails sometimes due to all sorts of reasons.

  • On the one hand, I want to wake up people – no hard drive is absolutely safe.
  • On the other hand, I feel honored to offer solutions to help people being beleaguered by hard drive problems, getting them out of their difficulties.

Don’t think data loss accident will never happen to you; it could happen to anyone, even without giving a sign in advance. What you need to do most, except for making backups, is being well prepared for Seagate hard drive data recovery. In this way, you are able to deal with the Seagate problems confidently.

Again, if you still have questions about how to recover Seagate hard drive data and how to repair a failed Seagate hard drive, please leave a short message below.

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