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Old 06-03-2008, 04:46 PM   #1
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WD & Seagate Recovery CDs
I was wondering if anyone knew where to find Western Digital and Seagate recovery tool CD images. I'm trying to fix two of Baskys external HDD's and wanted to use the CDs to boot them and try and see what's wrong but I can't find them for the life of me.

Thanks guys!
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:06 AM   #2
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Re: WD & Seagate Recovery CDs
Try the Ultimate Boot CD! It has all the major diagnostics tools and much more...
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:29 AM   #3
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IMO the best way to diagnose those is to open them and plug into a computer, they always are just regular HDD's inside a cool casing and with a small board that controls the usb conversion and other stuff like spinup/down signals.

Usually you can open them with a regular screwdriver and then plug it into pata/sata cable + boot and use the tool of your choice to recover files (iirc, o&o has a rescue program that can recover files) UBCD is good for diagnostics too.
It is a lot faster and usually works better when you have direct connection.
Hard disk problems are a bitch so good luck
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:42 AM   #4
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I was wondering if anyone knew where to find Western Digital and Seagate recovery tool CD images. I'm trying to fix two of Baskys external HDD's and wanted to use the CDs to boot them and try and see what's wrong but I can't find them for the life of me.

Thanks guys!


Hey Hudson, i have both of them here at work.

I have the floppy and CD iso for the Seagate drives and the CD iso for western digital.


try looking up these 2 names:

Seagate Seatools - SEATOOLD_EN.ISO
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...loads/seatools



WD - Diag504cCD.iso (Data LifeGuard Diagnostics)

http://websupport.wdc.com/rd.asp?p=s...Diag504cCD.iso
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:09 PM   #5
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Re: WD & Seagate Recovery CDs
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Hey Hudson, i have both of them here at work.

I have the floppy and CD iso for the Seagate drives and the CD iso for western digital.


try looking up these 2 names:

Seagate Seatools - SEATOOLD_EN.ISO
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...loads/seatools



WD - Diag504cCD.iso (Data LifeGuard Diagnostics)

http://websupport.wdc.com/rd.asp?p=s...Diag504cCD.iso

Oh man you are a lifesaver!

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Try the Ultimate Boot CD! It has all the major diagnostics tools and much more...
I'll check this out next if I still have problems, should download it just in case too!

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IMO the best way to diagnose those is to open them and plug into a computer, they always are just regular HDD's inside a cool casing and with a small board that controls the usb conversion and other stuff like spinup/down signals.

Usually you can open them with a regular screwdriver and then plug it into pata/sata cable + boot and use the tool of your choice to recover files (iirc, o&o has a rescue program that can recover files) UBCD is good for diagnostics too.
It is a lot faster and usually works better when you have direct connection.
Hard disk problems are a bitch so good luck
Ah yes I am trying to use the 'switch to internal' option as a last resort, thanks mate
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:27 PM   #6
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Re: WD & Seagate Recovery CDs
No problem.

also if you need to recover the data and need software let us know.

i use r-tools/r-studio at work. It's one of my favourite programs.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:55 PM   #7
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Actually, I am trying to recover data from the discs.. would those be better?

The HDD's can be trashed, I just need what's on them

I lost all my old graverobber programs somewhere a while back.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:13 AM   #8
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yeah, i dont think the utilities i had will help, although i used them just to diagnose for bad sectors and rma status.

R-tools/r-studio is a software program i run on a recovery machine at work, which is just a typical computer (XP) that i use to recover hard drives that won't boot up on their own.

As long as the drive powers up, it can almost always recover the data.

I just hook a drive up with a usb adapter and then use the software to scan the drive.

it has an explorer-like interface and you can check off each file or folder you want to recover.

The site has a demo and it should be able to scan the HDs and at least you will know if you can recover the data with it at that point.

I think the demo only lets you recover files up to 4K in size.



here is the site of the software i use at work:

http://www.r-tt.com/

and the specific site for their R-studio recovery software:

http://www.data-recovery-software.net/
or
http://www.r-studio.com/#rstudio

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Deleted without Recycle Bin, or when Recycle Bin has been emptied;
Removed by virus attack or power failure;
After the partition with the files was reformatted, even for different file system;
When the partition structure on a hard disk was changed or damaged. In this case, R-Studio utilities can scan the hard disk trying to find previously existed partitions and recover files from found partitions.
From hard disk with bad sectors. R-Studio Data Recovery Software can first copy the entire disk or its part into an image file and then process such image file. This is especially useful when new bad sectors are constantly appearing on the hard disk, and remaining information must be immediately saved.
Also, i remember you saying you and her uses Apple computers, and it supports the HFS/HFS+ format.
The one i use is the "R-Studio" package for $79.99
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:35 PM   #9
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Thanks mate!
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:54 AM   #10
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R-Studio is the only program that I have found useable. Very good, easily worth the price, if you have important data to be recovered.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:58 AM   #11
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plus, if you work on computers for people at home, it pays for itself pretty quick.

Definitely recommend it. Been using it for several years.

As they say on ebay:

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