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...

Apple Xserve RAID 5 Recovery

The Recovery Force team just recently recovered data from an Apple Xserve 2008 setup with three 1TB hard drives configured in a RAID 5 storage array.  The original issue was a failed system board, but things got a little worse when the computer tech who first looked...

HP Smart Array P420i Data Recovery

The Recovery Force team recently recovered all the data from a critical storage volume contained on an HP Smart Array P420i 6 x 300GB SAS Drive RAID 5 array which was accidentally formatted. We were informed that without this data, several hundred employees were...