There are several factors that have an impact on the time and the cost of the data recovery process. For example, whether a drive has a logical problem, the magnetic head assembly is damaged, etc. It also often depends on the manufacturer’s brand.
Some HDD brands require more attention and a specific approach. One of them is the Seagate Freeplay brand hard drive. Working with a physically damaged Seagate drive requires more time and more patience. Moreover, the recovery process of that brand usually demands the usage of several donor drives.
Recently, we have been introduced to a Seagate Freeplay brand hard drive with a physical problem. The client immediately approved data recovery. One of the rare cases was when our engineers needed only one spare donor drive to read ~ 98% of all existing data and implement the recovery process, having applied a unique approach.
After the client confirmed successful data recovery, all data was handed over.