I have never had the need to recover data from a harddrive before, but my dad's harddrive just failed and it had all of the music he uses to DJ car shows. It took him forever to put all of his CDs onto the drive and he is thinking about getting a company to try and recover the data now but it is fairly expensive. I was curious what if anything I could do to try and recover the data. Its an external usb drive. It powers on but is not picked up as a device on any computer we have tried. He says it wasn't dropped or bumped.