Failures Commonly Experienced by Hard Drives:
When a hard drive failure occurs it can fail for a variety of reasons, it is vital that the fault is diagnosed correctly by a hard drive professional data recovery expert in order that the data on the hard drive can be recovered. There are a number of signs that your hard drive may be close to experiencing failure, including a blue crash screen, clicking or grinding noises and a lower level of performance. If any of these symptoms are experienced, the best course of action is to turn off the computer and contact a professional data recovery service. By turning off a computer immediately upon experiencing warning signs, you’ll increase your chances that your data can be completely recovered. Hard Drive’s can fail for a variety of reasons, below is the most common drive failure types we receive in for data recovery:
Hard Drive Mechanical Failure:
This type of failure is normally the result of the hard disk making beeping, buzzing or clicking noises. Beeping and buzzing noise is normally an indication that the motor has failed. A clicking noise is normally an indication that the read/write heads have failed. A clicking noise is the most common type of failure we receive in for a hard drive. This failure is normally the result of the hard drive getting a knock or a fall. We have a high success rate with recovering data from clicking HDD’s.
Hard Drive Formatted, Initilized Errors or File Deletion:
Formatting a hard drive is a common mistake and can easily happen by clicking the wrong button. Initilizing errors are common errors to receive for a hard disk and means that the hard drive cannot read the start sectors on the disk and thus gives you an initilize error. Another common problem we receive in for recovery is recovering files that have been deleted. Even if you have deleted files, weeks, months and even years and need to recover the files contact us for a quote as we can recover the data for you.
Hard drive Electronic Failure:
This type of failure is normally the result of a power surge or power spike. In most cases of electronic failure your hard drive will be completly dead. We have a high success rate with recovering data from dead HDD’s.
Firmware is a software program that is responsible for the communication between the entire computer system and the hard disk drive. Firmware codes are typically located on disk platters, and if the platter becomes damaged or corrupted, the hard disk drive will experience a failure. This type of failure occurs even if the other mechanical and electrical components of the hard drive are in perfect working order. We have a high success rate with recovering data from corrupted firmware HDD’s.
Hard Drive is Operating very Slowly or Freezing:
This type of failure means the hard drive is degrading. In most circumstances it means the sectors on the disk are getting corrupt and unreadable and unwritable. It can also mean that bad sectors on the Hard Drive are not getting allocated by the Hard Drive correctly. With this type of failure a client can normally not copy data from the drive or files and folders keeps appearing and then disappearing from view. We have a high success rate with recovering data from corrupted & bad sector HDD’s.