Distressed Toshiba DT01ACA100 Stopped Mounting

Data recovery on Toshiba DT01ACA100 to get back database file.

This Toshiba DT01ACA100 drive stopped showing up on the computer and it had a very important database file for the owner’s business. They first brought it to a shop that took a look at the drive and attempted to get the data off but were not successful in being able to retrieve anything from the drive. The shop recommended us for affordable data recovery and the client decided to send us the drive for a recovery attempt.

Weak head and bad sectors

Once I received the drive I diagnosed it and found that it had a weak head as well as some bad sectors. The first step with a weak head is to disable the head and get back everything else possible without utilizing the weak head. Once that was complete, I turned the weak head back on and used very gentle imaging settings to get back as much data as possible without stressing the weak head. I changed the imaging settings after each pass to make it more and more strenuous in order to get back more and more of the sectors until I had gotten 99.9999% of the sectors back!

Database file recovery

This particular database file was used in a program that seemed to be custom to the industry, and they said they would take the recovered data to the program creator to extract the database and recreate the system. Sometimes with really old database programs, it can be very difficult to get the old program up and running again when it is not compatible with the newer operating system on the replacement machine.

I always recommend having a plan in place for older database programs that are built with a program that is in danger of being obsolete. If you can’t upgrade the database to use with a newer program, it is a good idea to get a backup machine up and running with everything installed and ready to use in case you have a problem with your original computer.

Another successful Toshiba recovery

This Toshiba DT01ACA100 recovery took 3 days to image and was covered under our affordable Standard data recovery tier. We are pleased to be able to offer fast and affordable data recovery with the same expertise and equipment as the big guys!

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