Hard drive repair and data recovery information

This site is dedicated to informing the public about what is involved with hard drive repair for the purpose of data recovery. The information here was gathered by myself, a data recovery technician of over 15 years. I hope that this information will help prevent some of the common mistakes associated with hard drive repair and and data recovery to help you keep your data intact.

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Clone image



System area repair

Class 100 Cleanroom

Fault diagnostics

Experience


PCB Printed circuit board repair

Hard drive parts

Head swap


Common HDD faults

Bad Sectors

Hard drive firmware

Platter swap


hard drive repair & data recovery information




Most hard drive models have common faults.
Clicking, buzzing, dead hard drive?
What's is the problem?
Forced reading of bad sectors of a hard drive using CRC error control

Class 100 dust filtration system, essential for platter replacement
Firmware compatibilty for parts and configuration

Matching replacement parts to repair your hard drive
The transfer of failed internal read write heads
The transfer of failed internal platters or disks
Visual printed circuit board failure & component replacement
This is a bit by bit, sector by sector cloning operation of a failing hard drive

The system area is purely communication between the platters & the electronics of a hard drive
This would have to be the most important.
Where do you start to diagnose a fault
with a bad hard drive?

MAXTOR

SAMSUNG

FUJITSU

SEAGATE

HITACHI IBM

WESTERN DIGITAL

TOSHIBA

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Bad Sectors






Class 100 Cleanroom






Firmware






Hard drive parts






Head Swap






Platter Swap






PCB Repair






Clone Image






System Area






Experience
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