Photos of Various Head Crashes

Over the years, we have seen a lot of fatal head crashes.  In some cases, we encountered what we thought to be fatal head crashes, but even surprised ourselves when we recovered significant amounts of data from those drives.  So, it is rare that we see anything new...

Seagate 7200.12 Head Crashes

Although we like to think our success rate is very high, cases like these make sure that no data recovery lab can boast a perfect success rate.  These are all Seagate 7200.12 hard drives over the past couple weeks. If you have a clicking hard drive, turn it off right...

Hard Drive Failure After System Reboot

It’s a warm summer’s Monday morning. You arrive at the office to hear the news that the main server is not accessible. After some investigation, you discover that there was a power outage over the weekend and the server is now showing an error message,...

Inaccessible Partition Showing As RAW?

A very common symptom of a failing hard drive is for Windows to pop up with a message saying, “You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it.”  From the perspective of Windows, this message is brought up for a couple of reasons: The Boot...