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External HDD gets detected in Device Manager but not Disk Manager or seen in 'My Computer'

By BalaKR
Apr 2, 2014
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  1. Yesterday, I started a download and kept the pc on with my Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex External HDD 1TB plugged in. After I woke up I realized that there was a power cut and the computer went off unexpectadly (I had no UPS or any backup system).And, I found that my Ext HDD was not seen in my computer anymore (It was working perfectly until before I went to bed).
    In device manager, under 'Disks' it shows 'GoFlex Hard Disk', but in BIOS or Disk Manager there is no sign of this HDD.

    I really need the data in the HDD badly. Please help me recover it.


    P.S. I read somewhere that keeping the HDD in freezer might help and give a little more time. Is that true? Worth the risk?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,527   +300

    Power outage probably killed something in the enclosure or its PSU. The drive in the enclosure is probably fine. I would remove the drive from the enclosure and put it in a dock or install it in a desktop computer before considering freezing it. Freezing is usually reserved for click of death drives, and a last ditch effort.


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