Failures Commonly Experienced by Mac Hard Drives:
When a Mac hard drive failure occurs it can fail for a variety of reasons, it is vital that the fault is diagnosed correctly by a Mac professional data recovery specialist in order that the data on the Mac hard drive can be recovered. There are a number of signs that your Mac hard disk drive may be close to experiencing failure, including a question mark on boot, clicking or grinding noises and a lower level of performance, partition not visible in disk manager etc. By turning off your Mac immediately upon experiencing warning signs, you’ll increase your chances that your data can be completely recovered. Mac Hard Drive’s can fail for a variety of reasons, below is the most common PC drive failure types we receive in for data recovery:
Question Mark when Booting Mac System:
This type of failure is normally the result of the hard disk not getting recognised by the Mac system. Often this is a result of a physical fault with the Mac hard drive. A physical or mechanical fault can mean beeping and buzzing noise coming from the Mac system and is normally an indication that the motor has failed on the hard disk. A clicking noise is normally an indication that the read/write heads have failed. This failure is normally the result of the Mac system getting a knock or a fall. We have a high success rate with recovering data from clicking Mac HDD’s.
Mac Hard drive Electronic Failure:
This type of failure is normally the result of a power surge or power spike (a lot of cases involve connecting the wrong power supply to the Mac hard drive). We have a high success rate with recovering data from dead Mac HDD’s.
Mac Firmware Failures:
Firmware is a software program that is responsible for the communication between the entire computer system and the Mac 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 Mac HDD’s.
Mac Hard Drive is Operating very Slowly or Freezing:
This type of failure means the Mac hard drive is degrading. In most circumstances it means the sectors on the Mac 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 Mac HDD’s.