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Checked in a 3.5" WD (WD5000AAKX) Internal drive from a Windows PC. The computer most probably had a power outage or was using the wrong power adapter. The drive gets absolutely no power.

Data Recovery - WD WD5000AAKX - Clean Room

Checked in a 3.5" WD (WD5000AAKX) Internal drive from a Windows PC. The computer most probably had a power outage or was using the wrong power adapter. The drive gets absolutely no power.

Customer checked in an Internal Desktop Drive that isn't powering on. The customer saw smoke coming out of the desktop. Look at the back of the PCB Board and can you see the damage? CRAZY!!!

Data Recovery - Internal Drive - Smoke

Customer checked in an Internal Desktop Drive that isn't powering on. The customer saw smoke coming out of the desktop. Look at the back of the PCB Board and can you see the damage? CRAZY!!!

Wanted to share with our followers what Bad Heads look like. When a drive takes a drop, is banged, or is improperly ejected, most likely it's going to have a mechanical issue. Here is an example of what a drive looks like internally with bad heads.

Data Recovery - Bad Heads - Clicking Drive

Wanted to share with our followers what Bad Heads look like. When a drive takes a drop, is banged, or is improperly ejected, most likely it's going to have a mechanical issue. Here is an example of what a drive looks like internally with bad heads.

Customer checked in a Western Digital 3TB drive that was losing connection. We powered on the drive and it is making VERY unusual sounds. I am 90% sure the issue with the drive is mechanical and very serious. We opened up the drive cover and this is what we saw. We have seen thousands of drives and this part that's in here is not a part of the drive. The drive cover was opened by someone else and we had no idea. Please understand that we are doctors for hard drives.

Data Recovery - Western Digital - Clean Room

Customer checked in a Western Digital 3TB drive that was losing connection. We powered on the drive and it is making VERY unusual sounds. I am 90% sure the issue with the drive is mechanical and very serious. We opened up the drive cover and this is what we saw. We have seen thousands of drives and this part that's in here is not a part of the drive. The drive cover was opened by someone else and we had no idea. Please understand that we are doctors for hard drives.

Checked in a job for a 4 drive RAID that failed and the RAID is set up for a Microsoft server. After we diagnosed the drives, we found out that drive 2 was failing due to serious bad sectors. We are imaging the drives and are working on rebuilding the RAID after. We will see how this recovery turns out.

Data Recovery - 4 Drive RAID - Failed Server

Checked in a job for a 4 drive RAID that failed and the RAID is set up for a Microsoft server. After we diagnosed the drives, we found out that drive 2 was failing due to serious bad sectors. We are imaging the drives and are working on rebuilding the RAID after. We will see how this recovery turns out.

Customer mailed us their drive that was constantly clicking. As you can see, there is serious platter damage. How can this happen???? The only way that this can happen is torturing the drive. Once the drive is powered on and you hear a clicking sound, power down the drive and take it to a Data Recovery Specialist.

Data Recovery - Seagate - Constant Clicking

Customer mailed us their drive that was constantly clicking. As you can see, there is serious platter damage. How can this happen???? The only way that this can happen is torturing the drive. Once the drive is powered on and you hear a clicking sound, power down the drive and take it to a Data Recovery Specialist.

Data Recovery for a Western Digital My Passport 3TB which is beeping. * Take a look at the heads, and let us know what our chances of recovery are. *

Data Recovery - WD 3TB My Passport - Clean Room

Data Recovery for a Western Digital My Passport 3TB which is beeping. * Take a look at the heads, and let us know what our chances of recovery are. *

Checked in 2 hard drives that had mechanical issues. One hard drive was powered on for a couple minutes with it clicking. The other drive, the customer didn't know it was clicking. We will diagnose the damage to the drives and see if we can recover the customers data.

Data Recovery - Contamination - Clean Room Recovery

Checked in 2 hard drives that had mechanical issues. One hard drive was powered on for a couple minutes with it clicking. The other drive, the customer didn't know it was clicking. We will diagnose the damage to the drives and see if we can recover the customers data.

Checked in a Western Digital My Passport 4TB drive that is making a single clicking sound every 1 -2 minutes. Clicking most of the time indicates a mechanical issue. Always safely power down the drive and take it to a Data Recovery Specialist.

Data Recovery - WD My Passport - Single Click

Checked in a Western Digital My Passport 4TB drive that is making a single clicking sound every 1 -2 minutes. Clicking most of the time indicates a mechanical issue. Always safely power down the drive and take it to a Data Recovery Specialist.

Can you spot the issue with this USB?

Data Recovery - USB - Broken and No Power

Can you spot the issue with this USB?

Checked in a Western Digital My Passport 1TB drive that has so much contamination. The drive was previously taken to another Data Recovery company that opened up the drive. We were shocked when we saw the level of contamination that our customers drive had. ** If your data is IMPORTANT, take it to a Data Recovery Company that has the training, tools, and resources**.

Data Recovery - WD My Passport - Contamination

Checked in a Western Digital My Passport 1TB drive that has so much contamination. The drive was previously taken to another Data Recovery company that opened up the drive. We were shocked when we saw the level of contamination that our customers drive had. ** If your data is IMPORTANT, take it to a Data Recovery Company that has the training, tools, and resources**.

Checked in a G-Drive 4TB External Hard Drive for Data Recovery. The drive dropped and now is making a clicking sound. The customer powered on the drive 1 time after the drive and contacted us. ** Smart to power down the drive after hearing the clicking sound and contacting a professional.**

Data Recovery - G Drive 4TB - Dropped Drive

Checked in a G-Drive 4TB External Hard Drive for Data Recovery. The drive dropped and now is making a clicking sound. The customer powered on the drive 1 time after the drive and contacted us. ** Smart to power down the drive after hearing the clicking sound and contacting a professional.**

Just checked in a Seagate 14TB drive that fell and now is making beeping sounds. What a challenge =) Challenge accepted! We will diagnose the drive and let the customer know what the issue is and if we are able to recover the data.

Data Recovery - Seagate 14TB Expansion Drive - Beeping

Just checked in a Seagate 14TB drive that fell and now is making beeping sounds. What a challenge =) Challenge accepted! We will diagnose the drive and let the customer know what the issue is and if we are able to recover the data.

Checked in a Western Digital Caviar 2850 that wasn't mounting. Customer wasn't sure if the drive was clicking or making any sounds. As you can see, this is a very old model drive. Finding a donor should be a lot of fun!

Data Recovery - WD Caviar 2850 - Clicking Sounds

Checked in a Western Digital Caviar 2850 that wasn't mounting. Customer wasn't sure if the drive was clicking or making any sounds. As you can see, this is a very old model drive. Finding a donor should be a lot of fun!

Just checked in a Western Digital 1TB (WD10SDRW-11A0XS0) drive. The drive was initially at a computer repair shop where they diagnosed the drive to be clicking. We opened the drive in our clean room and this is what we saw. Once we removed the read/write heads from the drive and inspected it under the microscope, we can tell the situation is severe :(. The read/write heads are extremely damaged and most probably caused irreversible damage to the platters.

Data Recovery - WD10SDRW-11A0XS0 - Clicking

Just checked in a Western Digital 1TB (WD10SDRW-11A0XS0) drive. The drive was initially at a computer repair shop where they diagnosed the drive to be clicking. We opened the drive in our clean room and this is what we saw. Once we removed the read/write heads from the drive and inspected it under the microscope, we can tell the situation is severe :(. The read/write heads are extremely damaged and most probably caused irreversible damage to the platters.

Checked in a Seagate Freeplay 1TB drive. The customer said that the drive wasn't dropped and isn't making any clicking or beeping sounds. When we opened up the drive cover, this is what we saw. Diagnosis: The damaged heads caused irreversible damage to the platters. The drive must have had some sort of heavy physical damage and was powered on for a while after the damage.

Data Recovery - Seagate - Bad Heads

Checked in a Seagate Freeplay 1TB drive. The customer said that the drive wasn't dropped and isn't making any clicking or beeping sounds. When we opened up the drive cover, this is what we saw. Diagnosis: The damaged heads caused irreversible damage to the platters. The drive must have had some sort of heavy physical damage and was powered on for a while after the damage.