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External HD not Detected: Disk 1, Unknown, Not Initialized

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    It should be agreed as "data recovery", HDD recovery could mean a lot of other things.

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    Windows 8.1


    Thank you both for the advice and heads up. I did specify in the emails that I wanted to extract the files out of the HDD. I don't really care about the device at this point, I purchased a new one to transfer files to, as long as I get what is stored in it, I will be a happy camper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justarcy View Post
    Thank you both for the advice and heads up. I did specify in the emails that I wanted to extract the files out of the HDD. I don't really care about the device at this point, I purchased a new one to transfer files to, as long as I get what is stored in it, I will be a happy camper.
    You're welcome but there had to be something very precious to pay that kind of price to get it back. May I suggest that the price for doing double backup may be lower and more efficient.
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    I have 10 years of family photographs, videos and documents. The place that charges 97 is within my own city and they seem to have very good reviews. I have spoken to them and it seems we are on the same page. They have asked me to take the HDD so that they can do a proper free assessment. Crossing my fingers. I would have to save for a while in order to afford the other places :-/

    Regarding the backup to the backup, It simply seemed silly a few years ago... I mean, you bought the external HDD as a backup. I wouldn't want for this to happen again and will be purchasing some cloud space for the more important things once the tech guys recover the information from the drive.
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    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    Microsoft's own OneDrive (skydrive) drive now offers a reasonable free storage (I get 40 GB), it is maybe less for new members and as for Photographs the Free Flickr account now offers 1 Tera-Byte of storage which can be set to private or public as desired Both can be set up to automatically mirror a local drive structure so just saving to disk creates a backup
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    The flickr option sounds like a good plan for the photos! I've got 50GB with Box and I will look into Skydrive to see how much free space I can get for the documents
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