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Dropped Seagate 2TB right after backing up and system reset on laptop.

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Please can anyone help? I am really in a fix! I needed to send my laptop away for repairs. I cleaned it up, totally reset it after backing up. Unfortunately, I dropped the External Expansion Desktop Drive. There is a sound when I start it and the driver is read. It recognises is as a "seagate driver" but nothing more can be read. It does not continue clicking once it starts. 


1. I have already saved new things though not much on the repaired laptop.

2. I have called Seagate and the quote was $400.

3. I have a few other backups but nothing like this. 


Please is there any hope. I don't really like the reviews I found about Seagate recovery. I would be given a replacement drive but the amount seems a lot.




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Ontrack, Flashback Data and DriveSavers are three well-known companies that can attempt to retrieve files off of a 'dead' hard drive. Pricing typically runs between a few hundred to a couple of thousand dollars (US).

Note that there is no guarantee that usable data will be recovered however. If a drive is too damaged, the data is effectively gone. Physical damage can leave a drive permanently unreadable. If the read/write heads have scraped the magnetic coating off the platter, there's nothing to recover. And dropping a drive with glass platters can shatter the glass, and no one is going to get magnetic bits off glass shards.

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