Data recovery...

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

  1. osufnl499 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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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