Data recovery from Seagate Laptop Thin HDD 500GB disk encrypted with TrueCrypt

Data Recovery from Seagate Laptop Thin HDD

Last week Drive Rescue recovered data from this hard disk which was removed from a Dell laptop. The disk had a seized spindle (see previous blog post for another Seagate disk with a seized spindle, the recovery process was similar).

The user’s IT support team from a company in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim came to us for assistance because the Seagate disk was making a buzzing noise when trying to initialise.  

Even after recovery, the volume was still inaccessible because the disk was encrypted with TrueCrypt (AES 256 in XTS mode).  However, after the user had emailed us the encryption key, we decrypted the disk and were able to mount the NTFS formatted volume.  All of their Solid Edge (.IGS and .IGES) design files were successfully recovered.

Need to recover data from a Seagate Laptop Thin HDD? Drive Rescue are based in Dublin, Ireland and offer a complete data recovery service for Seagate laptop hard disks.