The following is information we have gathered to help find compatible hard drives for Seagate head swap data recovery cases. None of this information is guaranteed to help data recovery professionals find a matching Seagate donor drive. This is just information that we have gathered from other resources and then refined from our own experience. […]
Posts by David Blizzard
WD 6GB AC26400 RecoveryNov 18, 2016
This weeks special case was a 6GB Western Digital EIDE hard disk drive. That’s right! That was not a typo, six gigabytes of storage in one desktop hard drive that was manufactured in 1999. The data was distributed across two platters but only used 3 heads. This hard drive was making some very unusual screeching […]
I Opened My Hard Drive – Now What?Nov 06, 2016
Even if you have opened your hard drive we might still be able to recover your data. If you experienced a hard drive failure and started searching for solutions like: How do I fix a failed hard drive? How to recover lost photos Dead hard disk drive repair Can I fix my own HDD? How […]
A Week in the Data Recovery ShopSep 13, 2016
In a typical week for some data recovery shops you’ll get standard recovery jobs where drives or files are not accessible to the end user, or maybe an easy, dropped drive case where there is no platter damage and you just need to swap out the head stack assembly. You might also get 1 or […]
Hard Drive Read and Write HeadsSep 05, 2016
Photos of hard drive heads and information about the transition to 4k sectors.
WD10JPVX-75JC3T0 – Case StudyJun 26, 2016
The case of the dropped WD10JPVX-75JC3T0. Hard drives that are dropped while they are in use can present some of the most complex data recovery jobs. This was one of those jobs.
WDWD5000LPVX Head ReplacementMar 17, 2015
This is what it looks like inside a Western Digital WD5000LPVX-11V0TT0. As you can see they don’t look very complicated. The heads are pretty durable compared to some other brands and models.
Seagate 3.5 inch Ramp Set from HDD SurgeryDec 27, 2014
Seagate 3.5″ ramp set made by HDD-Surgery. When precision matters for data recovery success.
Welcome to the Tech BenchOct 25, 2014
With the launch of our new website I look forward to providing a look into the daily operations at our data recovery lab. I will add some recovery examples and information that might help others understand the data recovery process, pitfalls, and tricks. Hopefully sharing some of my experiences will help others successfully recover data […]