Question HDD Data Recovery starting point question

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Hi I have recovered data off HDD's several years ago and I have a few more to do now so my knowledge is a bit dusty, need your help. As a starting point for me i have a SATA drive 2TB that I start up in an USB External Hard Drive Docking Station and is visible in Disk Management as a Healthy (Primary Partition) RAW data.
I work for a company that gives me access to a huge software library. As a starting point I used Windows based programs Recuva, Power Data Recovery,EaseUS DRW, Disk Drill, Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery, Wondershare Data Recovery to see if it was a click and shoot solution. Half the programs didn't even find the drive and the other half went through a process and THEN said there was no drive recognized.
Btw I have an old desktop ( i use laptops) that I could boot from if it's better to do that rather than via Docking station. I vaguely remember i used an active@ software that worked off the boot up and data was recovered before going into windows but that's a long time ago and teknologee has advanced since then so am curious if there's a new and exciting ways for data recovery.
Sooooo any starting point that people can think of?
 
Hi I have recovered data off HDD's several years ago and I have a few more to do now so my knowledge is a bit dusty, need your help. As a starting point for me i have a SATA drive 2TB that I start up in an USB External Hard Drive Docking Station and is visible in Disk Management as a Healthy (Primary Partition) RAW data.
I work for a company that gives me access to a huge software library. As a starting point I used Windows based programs Recuva, Power Data Recovery,EaseUS DRW, Disk Drill, Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery, Wondershare Data Recovery to see if it was a click and shoot solution. Half the programs didn't even find the drive and the other half went through a process and THEN said there was no drive recognized.
Btw I have an old desktop ( i use laptops) that I could boot from if it's better to do that rather than via Docking station. I vaguely remember i used an active@ software that worked off the boot up and data was recovered before going into windows but that's a long time ago and teknologee has advanced since then so am curious if there's a new and exciting ways for data recovery.
Sooooo any starting point that people can think of?
Best way is to have disk directly connected to computer, If it's not recognized in BIOS you are pretty much SOL and that's job for a company that does it professionally. They would take platter(s) out and stick in special machine to read data directly. They also charge a lot.
 

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