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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.

I just wanted to give it a try

Damages from “I just wanted to give it a try” series. Platters were contaminated with fingerprints; the stuck heads were forcefully dragged back to the parking zone. In short, the drive was heavily tampered with and what’s more interesting, the customer was aware of the possible outcomes of such treatment.

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You can permanently damage your data!

Attempting recovery from a non-functional hard drive on your own can permanently damage your data. Both drives shown here were harshly treated before delivering to our laboratory. Not only platters were badly damaged and contaminated, but their alignment was also tampered with.

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Black Magnetic Dust

The Internet abounds with quite a lot Do It Yourself materials for data recovery from damaged hard drives. These methods often confuse drive owners and most of them are based on data recovery myths. If you are really lucky, these so-called methods will not damage a drive any further. If you are not, the result…

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Hard Drive Platter Inspection

HDD platter inspection process. Drive has suffered from a head crash. Before submitting to us, the customer has removed the HDD lid in order to check the internal parts. There were visible debris and microscopic circular scratches on the surface. Circular scratching means that the customer has tried to run the HDD at least once…

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Kilobyte Matters

There are some data recovery cases where every kilobyte matters. When the damage is severe, certain small files that belong to databases need more time and usually more resources to be successfully recovered. These are the risks that might occur outside the control of any organization. Every member of our data recovery team is aware…

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Scratches of death!

Scratches of death! At least once a week we receive such badly damaged drives. Unfortunately, with clearly visible scratches this wide, there is no chance for a full data recovery. If other platter surfaces are intact, only partial data recovery can be expected, at its most.

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A fallen 4TB WD drive

At PITS Global, we exhaust every other opportunity before we reach the best possible outcomes. 100 gigabytes of data have been successfully recovered from a fallen 4TB WD drive. Whatever the brand, data storage devices do fail on occasion. A shop that you have bought a drive never provides a warranty to give your data…

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Another victim

Another victim of unskilled hands and a fraudulent service. A person in the remote region who pretended to be an authorized PITS Global representative has brutally bent the lid of the damaged hard drive using hand force, contaminated the platter surface with fingerprints. The final nail in the coffin was severely damaged surfaces. The magnetic…

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