Seagate Hard Drive Headmaps

One of the many challenges in data recovery is trying to get a donor drive with a compatible set of heads.  Seagate drives can be the toughest to match, causing a lot of technicians to scratch their heads.  Here is a list of what data recovery technicians look for...

Burned Computers

Although it might be different for other labs, we don’t get hard drives from fires very often.  But, when we do, both the computer and the hard drives tend to be in very bad condition.  Here are a couple photos from the past that we recently stumbled upon and...

QNAP Data Recovery

Over the past few months, we have been seeing more QNAP servers coming in for data recovery.  The issues we have recovered range from multiple drive failure to accidental deletion of the RAID arrays. A few common mistakes made that complicate the recovery efforts by...

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,...