Laptop Hard Drive Crash Recovery From Hitachi Drive

1118 HTS54757A9E384 Crashed Drive

This hard drive crash recovery came to us from a computer repair shop whose client had brought in a laptop that stopped working. The Hitachi HTS547575A9E384 laptop drive was found to be the issue with the computer so the repair shop attempted to recover the data with their recovery software. When they were unsuccessful in recovering the data, the repair shop recommended the client contact us for an affordable data recovery service. We are proud to be able to help computer repair shops recover their client’s important data. We work with quite a few shops across the country that either refer their clients to us through our referral program, or they send their client’s drives to us for our white label data recovery service. I worked in a computer repair shop years ago, so I understand the needs you have as a computer shop owner. Hard Drive Crash Recovery We are used to seeing drives with photos and documents as the most important data, but this hard drive had race tunes for a race car! … Read more

Economical Hitachi hard drive recovery

Hitachi desktop 1TB drive that is not recognized by computer

This 1TB HDS721010CLA332 Hitachi hard drive recovery was mailed to us after it stopped being detected by the computer it was installed in. The hard drive was used to store family photos and videos, so it was important to get all the data from the hard drive! As a dad, I understand how important these recoveries are. Mail-in HDS721010CLA332 recovery The client had brought their HDS721010CLA332 model hard drive to another shop first to find out if the data was recoverable, but that shop was not able to get the data back. Thankfully, the shop recommended us to the customer as an affordable data recovery lab, and the customer mailed their hard drive in for recovery. We receive drives from all over the country for recovery, so if you have a drive you need to be recovered, we can help! Diagnosing for data recovery Once the HDS721010CLA332 Hitachi drive arrived, I started with an inspection and found that the issue with the drive was a slow head and some bad sectors. I turned off all … Read more

Hitachi HTS547575A9E384 With Bad Sectors Recovered

Hitachi laptop drive with bad sectors

This 750GB Hitachi HTS547575A9E384 hard drive came from a client in McPherson, Kansas. Their hard drive had stopped working before they were able to completely backup the important photos and work excel documents stored on the drive. They brought the drive into us for data recovery and I started on the diagnosis right away. Bad Sectors I found that the problem with the drive was not with the heads, firmware, or PCB, but rather was an issue with failing sectors on the drive. Often times this issue is called “bad sectors”. Basically, the sectors hold the data on the drive and some of them can fail with age. There are millions of sectors on a drive, so when some of them start having issues it can make a drive not work properly. Depending on where the bad sectors are on the drive will dictate how the drive acts. Sometimes those bad sectors are just in areas storing files that are not used very frequently. When you go to open a file that is an area … Read more

iMac Hard Drive Not Showing Up Hitachi HDS722020ALA330

iMac desktop drive that just stopped working

This iMac hard drive not showing up was a Hitachi drive from a client who said the issue came up out of the blue. The client brought the computer to a computer repair shop when it started acting up and the shop found the issue with the computer was the HDS722020ALA330 hard drive itself. They pulled the hard drive from the Mac and tested it with another computer, but the drive would not mount or be recognized when plugged into a computer. 2011 iMac Drive Recovery There were photos and work documents on this drive that were important to the client, so the computer repair shop in Wichita, Kansas recommended their client bring the drive to us for an affordable clean room data recovery. Spoiler alert, this drive did not require a cleanroom recovery. A lot of shops think if they can’t get the data from the drive it must need to be opened up, but that is actually pretty rare unless the drive was dropped. We get a lot of drives sent to us … Read more

Hitachi Hard Drive Makes Clicking Noise And Wont Boot

Hitachi HTS725050A9A362 500GB Hard Drive With Bad Head

When a hard drive makes clicking noise and wont boot, the most likely cause for this behavior is usually said to be bad heads. In my experience, clicking drives that won’t boot sometimes have heads issues and other times have issues like firmware corruption or a bad PCB. If your drive is clicking, it is important to have it looked at by a reputable data recovery shop because many times shops will quote for a head replacement, even if it is not necessary. Hard Drive Makes Clicking Noise And Won’t Boot This drive arrived with the client reporting that it was spinning up but not accessible with their recovery equipment. They mentioned clicking noises during use so I started with a visual diagnosis in the clean room. The heads did look good inside, and I couldn’t see any physical damage to the platters. I connected the HTS725050A9A362 hard drive up to my PC-3000 to diagnose the issue and I found that 1 of the 4 heads inside the drive was not working properly. In this … Read more