Is there an easy way to recover data off this defective SATA drive?
Posted on 2016-10-05
I have a hard disk, Seagate barracuda 1000GB drive that has gone defective. I had a backup of most things but it looks like there's a couple of Outlook PST files that weren't backed up. Not a big deal but I wouldn't mind getting them back if I could.
When I plug the drive into a USB interface and plug it into another PC, no drive letter shows. When I go to disk management it thinks I've plugged a brand new drive in and gives me the initialization prompt for that drive. It sits in Disk Management as "Not initialized".
Other than paying big bucks to a recovery company, is there anything I can do here?