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GeneralRe: what does this RAID adapter do? Pin
pkfox13-Apr-23 22:04
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GeneralExternal Hard Drive Recovery Pin
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honey the codewitch13-Apr-23 18:43
mvahoney the codewitch13-Apr-23 18:43 
You could send it to a data recovery outfit, but it won't be cheap. They'll take the drive apart in a clean environment and pull stuff right off the platters, or even simply replace the drive controller.

I don't think there's anything *reliable* you can do yourself.

I've had two do exactly what yours is doing. The only thing you might be able to do on your own is what I did. Leave it in your machine and pray. One day, when you boot, the little hamster in the thing will come back to life and the drive will enumerate.

At that point copy everything you have.

PSA: Seagate's commercial stuff is supposedly good. Their consumer gear is a dumpster fire in my experience. Multiple bad drives with your issue.
To err is human. Fortune favors the monsters.

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