Seagate 7200.12 Head Crashes

As we get close to the end of 2015, we have been noticing a trend with Seagate 7200.12 series drives coming in for recovery.  Many are coming from older Apple iMac systems, but others are coming from external hard drive enclosures and other brand name computers....

Warning: Data Recovery Scam Website

Recently, after following a, “too good to be true,” Google ad, we found a “data recovery lab” who claims that they can recover data from any hard drive with any problem for a flat rate of $99.  Better yet, they will return the drive back to you...

Apple iMac 3TB Hard Drive Recall

Apple has determined that a very small number of 3TB hard drives used in 27-inch iMac systems, may fail under certain conditions. These systems were sold between December 2012 and September 2013. Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) will replace...

Windows 10 Data Recovery

Although the upgrade process just started last night, it has been our experience that when a new major OS update is released, data can get lost during the installation.  We hope this will not be the case for the latest Windows 10 release, but if you find that you have...

Bad Day for this RAID 1

It is not uncommon for us to get crashed 7200.12 hard drives from older iMac computers.  But, in the case of these two ST31000528AS 7200.12 drives, they came from a system where they were setup as a RAID 1 mirror.  The whole point of a RAID 1 mirror is if one drive...