“I have an external hard disk of 1 TB storage capacity. It contains nearly 600 GB of my data including the collection of movies, songs, and pictures. It also has my entire system backup. Evidently, the hard disk is very important for me. Now the problem is I am unable to access any of its data. I did not make any change to it and the disk was working absolutely fine until recently; all of a sudden it stopped working. It seems the hard drive is dead. I don’t have any idea what to do now”.
Are you facing similar problems with your external hard disk? Relax! Here, you will find effective methods to fix a dead external hard drive and to recover files from it with ease.
Quick-Check: Connect the dead external drive via new USB port or to a new computer. Verify whether you can access it.
Caution: Check whether the dead external drive is damaged logically or physically. If the drive is physically damaged, then please take it to a repair center and get it fixed.
If the drive is physically fine, then follow below-mentioned methods to repair a dead external hard drive.
If you are still unable to access the data even after fixing the dead portable hard drive, then use Remo Recover to perform data recovery from dead external hard disk. Remo Recover is a powerful data recovery utility that will help you get data back from dead hard drive whether it is external disk and internal HDD. It creates an image file of the unmounting drive that Windows OS is not able to detect due to file system damage or any other reasons and recovers entire data from that drive. You can even rescue data from a dead external hard disk having Bad Sectors using Remo Recover tool.
Install Remo Recover on a working computer and connect the dead external hard disk to it.
Step 1: Run Remo Recover and select Recover Drives option from the main screen.
Figure A: Select Recover Drives Option
Step 2: Select Formatted/Reformatted Recovery to go begin data recovery from dead external hard disk.
Figure B: Select Formatted/Reformatted Recovery Option
Step 3: Now select the dead external hard disk from the list and click Next.
Figure C: Select Dead External Drive
Step 4: The list of recovered files will be displayed in File Type View or Data View.
Figure D: Recovered Data
Step 5: Save the required files on any desired location (except dead external drive) using Save option.
Figure E: Save Recoverable Data
Note: Intense heat, water, physical impact, dust, etc. are the serious threats to your hard disk as these factors cause physical damage to the drive. So make sure you take appropriate preventive measures in order to keep the hard disk drive safe.