If you have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive, do not despair, the drives are generally highly reliable but there has been a firmware issue that has been identified that is present in a number of these drives. The fault is only present in a very small number of models, so if you have one of these drives the first thing that you should do is to check the model number against the list of known affected models. The fault itself may cause a loss of data access after powering the drive off and then on again.
If your drive is not one of the serial numbers affected then you can continue using your drive as normal. If your drive is affected then you should backup your data ASAP as there is a high probability that the hard drive will fail without warning. We receive a large number of these drives in for recovery due to the firmware failure. If your Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive has failed contact us to determine why it has failed, we can normally diagnose over the phone.
This is only one possible reason why your Seagate 7200.11 hard disk might fail. Seagate 7200.11 hard disks have also been fitted to Seagate External hard drives and so some Seagate External drives are also susceptible to this failure as well. There may be other physical reasons why a Seagate 7200.11 hard drive might fail that can include the system overheating if it is located incorrectly, or perhaps through an impact if the drive is being relocated and is dropped on the way.
There can also be software issues with hard drives, such as corruption of the operating system not allowing the drive to be mounted or recognised by the system, or there can be errors introduced into the file management system that can lead to inaccessible data.
File accessibility can also be easily damaged through user error. These errors can be as simple as accidentally deleting a single file, or it can involve a significant file deletion that could be through the formatting of a drive by mistake. In these cases the pointers to the files will be stripped out of the system, although the files themselves can remain intact while they are waiting to be overwritten by newer data. There can also be other file accessibility issues that are caused by manipulation of the operating system or the file management system.
If you are unlucky enough to have had your Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive fail then you should give one of our Seagate data recovery experts a call in order to discuss your disk issues. Not only can we provide a diagnosis of the problems that your drive is having over the phone by using our years of experience and knowledge, we can also help to advise you on the best course of action for you to take in order for you to get the maximum amount of data recovery possible for the type of fault. We can offer a highly competitive quote, but note that we do not skimp on the quality of service that we offer as we always create images of your original disk so that even in the event of a failure we will not damage your original disk in any way.