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Recently, PITS Global Data Recovery Services had a client who contacted us with an urgent data recovery request. The client had been using a Seagate Backup Plus Fast external hard drive to store important business data. One day, he noticed that the drive was making clicking noises and immediately disconnected it from his device. He knew that clicking noises from a hard drive is never a good sign and can indicate a mechanical failure.

Reasons for Clicking Sound Coming from Seagate Drive

Mechanical Failure. A mechanical failure is one of the most common reasons for a clicking noise coming from a hard drive. The clicking noise is often caused by the read/write head of the drive repeatedly attempting to access the data but failing due to a physical issue. This can happen for various reasons, such as a damaged motor, worn-out bearings, or a misaligned head assembly.

Firmware Corruption. Another possible reason for a clicking noise is firmware corruption. Firmware is the software that controls the operation of the hard drive, and if it becomes corrupted, it can cause the drive to malfunction and make a clicking noise.

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Electrical Issues. Electrical issues such as power surges, overheating, or a faulty power supply can also cause a hard drive to make a clicking noise. In some cases of this physical damage, the electrical components of the hard drive may become damaged, leading to data loss.

Logical Errors. Sometimes, logical errors in the file system or operating system can cause a hard drive to produce a clicking noise. This can happen due to virus infections, software bugs, or file system errors.

Wear and Tear. Hard drives, like any other mechanical device, have a limited lifespan. With time, the components of the hard drive may wear out, leading to a clicking noise and eventual failure.

In conclusion, if you hear a clicking noise coming from your hard drive, it’s important to immediately stop using the drive and seek professional help from a data recovery expert. Attempting to repair the drive yourself or using unreliable software can further damage the drive and lead to permanent data loss.

Seagate External Drive Recovery Process

Our engineers promptly responded to the client’s request for Seagate hard drive recovery and asked him to send the drive to our data recovery lab. Upon receiving the device, our engineers conducted a thorough evaluation. 

We determined that it had indeed suffered a mechanical failure. The clicking noise was caused by the read/write heads of the drive repeatedly attempting to access the data but failing due to a physical issue. Our engineers knew this was a complex recovery case and required delicate drive handling. They immediately started the recovery process by creating a sector-by-sector image of the drive. This process involves copying the entire contents of the drive onto another medium to prevent further damage to the original drive.

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Once the image was created, our engineers carefully examined the data and were able to locate the client’s crucial business files. However, due to the mechanical failure, some of the data had become corrupted and needed to be repaired.

Our engineers then used specialized tools and techniques to repair the corrupted data and extract as much data as possible from the image. Finally, they transferred the recovered data onto a new storage device and returned it to the client.

Thanks to the quick action of the client and our team of experts, crucial business files from the Seagate external drive were successfully recovered. The customer was extremely satisfied with the outcome and appreciated the professionalism and expertise of our engineers.

Benefits of Choosing Our Data Recovery Services

PITS Global Data Recovery Services is a dependable provider of restoration solutions for businesses and individuals in the United States. Our team of engineers is highly trained and experienced in the field of data recovery. We have years of experience in dealing with all types of data loss situations, from accidental file deletion to catastrophic hardware failure. Our technicians use advanced data recovery techniques and tools to ensure the maximum recovery of your data.

We understand the importance of confidentiality when it comes to data recovery. We have strict security protocols in place to ensure that your data remains safe and secure at all times. Our data recovery labs are equipped with state-of-the-art security measures, including restricted access and video surveillance, to prevent unauthorized access.

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Choosing our data recovery services gives you access to a team of expert engineers, state-of-the-art security measures, and maximum recovery results. We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible data recovery experience, and we pride ourselves on our high success rate in recovering lost data.
If you are facing the same data loss scenario as our client, do not hesitate to contact our professionals. Specialists at PITS have the required knowledge and experience to recover your files. Instead of using data recovery software on your device, get in touch with us today by filling in the form below or calling our customer service line at 855-967-3984.