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9 Jun 2016

Seagate barracuda 7200.12 hard drives have a very common failure issue ; firmware

When we received hard drive to our data recovery office in Oxford, We tested and found out two issues with the hard drive with Seagate ST31000528AS

First issue was a common firmware issue

But after fixing it, we faced the heads were playing too much and not reading correctly.

Then we fixed the heads alignment but still some sectors on the hard drive were not reachable...

31 May 2016


We received Hitachi HTS545050A7E380 500 GB 2.5” Sata Hard Drive with “hard drive not recognized” complain.

After we tested the hard drive ,We found out that one of the two heads of the hard drive was faulty.


Hard drive was coming to ready state on our special data recovery device and cloning with only head number 1 and We had to skip the areas that were covered with head 0.


After cloning the half of the hard drive , we made a quick decision  an...

31 May 2016

Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB sata hard drive  was sent to our data recovery office in Witney Oxford UK with urgent data recovery request.

After we tested the hard drive , we found out weak heads and too many bad area on the platters.


We are able to reach bad areas on the hard drive surface with some special devices and tools that we use for data recovery operations

After we test the drive further with our tools , we were able to reach the sect...

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