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We love to share our works with our page visitors. The below posts are from the data recovery cases we received.

Magnetic Heads Assembly – MHA | HDD Data Recovery

A very delicate part of a traditional hard disk drive – magnetic heads assembly. So what is it? Magnetic heads assembly consists of two different main units. One of them is called the Head Stack Assembly (HSA). HSA itself has many subassemblies. There is a special chip attached to HSA called preamplifier or preamp in…

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To DIY Or Not To DIY | HDD Data Recovery

Here goes a question – To DIY or not to DIY? Well, it was DIY this time. Another customer who decided to give it a try. The heads were badly damaged. HDD read/write heads can go bad for many reasons. When read/write heads are landed onto platters it is not an immediate death sentence for…

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HDD Data Recovery | Faulty PCB

It is not always heads and platters that cause problems or get damaged. Listen carefully, and if you can’t hear a specific motor spinning, platter movement whir, a circuit board definitely should be on your to-check list. A faulty PCB can cause such problems and we see it all the times. From burnt PCBs to…

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Data recovery from formatted RAID Array | Successful Case

Data redundancy, speed advantages and data protection that RAID systems provide, of course, are useful features. However, “data protection” is a slippery expression. Multiple drives damage, RAID controller failure are not the only issues that RAID systems suffer from. Data loss due to data overwriting is not less scary. Rebuilding the damaged RAID, adding new…

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Toshiba HDD Data Recovery

Bad things happen to hard drives, but to make the damage even more catastrophic you need a human. Curiosity is a natural thing and we understand that. With hard drives though, it could be risky. A single mistake can have a negative impact on businesses and individuals. Sure, it depends on how important the data…

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HDD Head Swap In Action

The accident never says when it’ll strike. Data recovery emergency can happen at any time. Our drop-off system allows us to receive damaged media even during quarantine times. Because hard drive crashes are not going to stop no matter what pandemic is out there. Here you see a recent Seagate HDD head swap process in…

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Dropped WD My Passport Hard Drive Data Recovery

We received the latest WD 2TB Palmer SED drive, which was previously opened by another data recovery company to inspect the mechanical failure. The customer brought the hard drive to our company to recover data as our price was much more competitive. The hard drive had surface damages and failed magnetic head assembly as the…

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Hard Drive Data Recovery Services

Essential factors in hard drive recovery services¬† When your hard drive stops working, and you don’t have a backup copy of the critical data, you start panicking. It is essential to think about the value of the data and make the correct decision about handling the situation. It would be best if you consider the…

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DIY Data Recovery Consequences –> Scratches of Death

The customer tried to recover data from the dropped hard drive that lead to complete data loss. Unfortunately, it is not possible to recover any data from this drive.

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The worst nightmare – Data Recovery from Seagate Cheetah SAS drive

The worst nightmare a data recovery engineer can think of! No data can be recovered from these platters that belong to Seagate Cheetah SAS drive. The magnetic layer where the data lays is scraped off the platters. Scratches this bad is a death sentence for any hard drive. Platter burnishing tools are not going to…

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