Failure

June 10, 2016
Samsung HDD PCB

Failed Hard Drive PCB Data Recovery Case Study: Samsung Spinpoint HD204UI

Data recovery involving a failed hard drive PCB used to be simple many years ago, when hard drives had simpler and less sophisticated designs. There was […]
September 15, 2015

VirtualBoot for Full Image Backup

When you’re running a business, every minute counts, especially during a system outage. Every minute a business server is down, a company is losing money in […]
February 13, 2015

Data Recovery 101: Read/Write Head Assembly

Read/write heads are the tiny sensors that do just what their name implies: read data stored on the platters and write data to the platter surface.
January 28, 2015
Clicking hard drives can damage themselves further.

Data Recovery 101: Platters

Platters are the thin discs inside the drive enclosure. Platters are coated with magnetic substrate that stores binary data in the form of a magnetic field.
September 29, 2014
scored hard drive

The Crippling Cost of Data Loss: Hardware Failure by the Numbers

What type of hardware is failing the most? There are a number of things that can fail, from optical disk drives to motherboards and so forth, but according to our partners, hard drive failure accounts for more than majority of failures; 80 percent claimed it’s the most common.
October 11, 2012

Case Study: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS with failed heads, corrupted firmware

Contemporary hard drives use something called S.M.A.R.T. It stand for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, and its purpose is to predict hard drive failure and warn its user so […]