Seagate External Drive Data Recovery

Roxanne updated on Nov 05, 2020 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

We offer a tried and true solution to recover deleted files from Seagate external hard drive. EaseUS data recovery software can get back data from Seagate or any other brand of HDD, SSD or external hard drive. Read on to get more details.

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Seagate external hard drive gives you instant capacity, speed, and convenience both at work and at home. With it, you can save your favorite photos, music, movies, documents, even games on a business trip or on vacation. But sometimes, Seagate fails to work and files on it disappear.

What Can Cause Seagate Data Loss

Usually, most data loss cases are caused by the following reasons:

  • Logical failure

A logical hard drive failure occurs when a hard drive cannot access due to non-mechanical issues. Common types of logical hard drive failures include accidental deletion, formatting, system corruption, and virus attack.

  • Physical Damage

Generally speaking, hard drives are pretty resistant when handled and stored correctly. Common physical problems are overheating water damage and power surges. Physical damage to hard disk drives can make data recovery very difficult and time-consuming. 

  • Mechanical Failure

Mechanical hard drive failures occur when an HDD's moving components stop functioning due to stress or wear. The read/write heads, actuator arm, and spindles of a hard drive move constantly during normal operation. Due to the extremely precise nature of HDD design, a slight mechanical issue can prevent a drive from accessing user data. Common symptoms of mechanical hard drive failures include hard drive not mount, pretty slow operation, and file corruption.

How to Recover Files from Seagate External Hard Drive

Physical damage and mechanical failure issues need a professional data recovery service. Fortunately, logical faults in a Seagate hard drive can be solved with the help of a professional data recovery software. Recover data from Seagate external drive is as simple as ABC if you holding an efficient hard drive recovery tool on your hand. Here we recommend EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It has many highlights:

  • Recovers data from your hard drive, USB drives, memory cards, and other storage devices.
  • Recover lost files, pictures, documents, videos, and more.  (250+ types of files)
  • Supports most of the HDD brands like Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba, Hitachi, Sandisk and more.
  • Supports formatted recovery, lost partition recovery, OS crash recovery, RAW Recovery and more.

First, connect the Seagate external drive to the computer and make sure that it can be recognized by the computer. Then follow the steps below to perform external hard drive recovery and recover data from external drive:

By going through three short stages, you can easily find lost data on a Seagate external hard drive. 

Step 1. Under the "External Devices", you should see the Seagate external hard drive showing up after it's correctly connected to your computer. Select the drive and click the Scan button.

select your seagate external hard drive and click scan

Step 2. Soon, the software will find more and more data and display the data in the scan results.

scan the lost data on the seagate external hard drive

Step 3. You can use the Filter feature to quickly locate some specific file types in the results. Select the target files and click the Recover button. 

select files and click recover


If your external hard drive gets corrupted, you can repair corrupted external hard drive without losing data. And creat backups on your cloud or HDD. A regular backup can always do you a favor. If you don't have any backup, you can always ask us for help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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