Data recovery...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by osufnl499, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. osufnl499 macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2004
    Ok here is the story... I had an older 200 GB firewire/usb 2.0 HDD. I ended up getting a new 400 GB one and when I got it home i hooked it up to my mac. I figured i would have to format it but much to my suprise it just popped up as "Seagate_Disk" and had the firewire drive icon. So i copied everything from the 200 to the 400 and thought it was ok to delete it off the 200. Well when i restarted my computer the next day it said "the disc you inserted is not readable by this computer" I tryed plugging it into my PC and it says would u like to format this disc. I know the data is on there but i cant seem to get any computer to recognize it. I was curious what the best data recovery software is for the PC or OSX. Or is there a different way I should go about getting my data back?
  2. pdpfilms macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    The good news is that because you didn't erase the disk by writing zeros to it, the data is all still there. You just need to find a software solution to recover it (sorry i can't be of help in that dep't). However, it is critical that you do not write anything to the erased disk. KEEP IT BLANK, and the data will remain.

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