|Let's pretend that I had backed everything up.....|
I've removed the drive from its caddie and connected it directly
to a SATA port. The drive itself was visible to a couple of
recovery programmes but it could not be read - in fact Disk
Internals saw it as a primary blank volume.
Seagate have (very kindly) offered to recover the data for me
for £500 - which is a bit steep. It does rather seem that
Seagate have a file system that no one else can read.
Does anyone else have any other options ?