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Seagate Hard Drive Recovery Requests via Email

I’ve just come into possession of a Seagate Freeagent Go external hard drive that belonged to my brother. He told me the drive wouldn’t work anymore and was going to throw it away so I relieved him of it and decided to have a look at trying to get it to work. One of the reasons he wanted rid of it was because he was disgusted about the amount of music he was going to lose after having spent many hours ripping them from his trusty CD collection. I’ve established that the partition table is corrupt but can’t manage to repair it even though I’ve run chkdsk and various other disk recovery tools from CD. Alas none of these things worked and I would like to try and get my brother’s music from the drive before I either consign it to the bin or reformat it and try using it as a backup drive only. What would you suggest is the best way forward? Indeed is it possible to retrieve the music from this drive or has it too far gone now? Any advice you can give would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance.

We have a computer that has been operating with a Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA drive (I don’t know the exact model) that has recently developed a fault. For reasons unknown to us when switched on (it runs on Windows Vista) the computer started to run chkdsk. We did this the first few times and then eventually the computer would do nothing other than power on and beep continuously. We’ve been told by a friend of the family that the beeps relate to faults in the machine and that they are signifying the hard drive is no longer operational. Now we have no way of recovering the data from the drive and need help in doing so as we have a lot of family memories stored on there that we’d like to get off. Is there anything you can do to help?