• Why Do Hard Drives Fail?

    by Mar 13, 2019

    “Why did my hard drive fail?” is a question we hear time and time again. While many people would like to believe they played no part in losing their data, it is not uncommon that there was some outside influence. We see a lot of disk drives that were dropped or suffered some type of impact, but can a hard drive fail on its own?

  • Data Recovery Near Me – Not So Fast!

    by Jan 29, 2019

    We have helped customers in almost every state in the USA*, but we still have potential customers that base their final decision on location alone. The truth is, you could be costing yourself hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, when the only reason you choose a data recovery company is the location. We understand that […]

  • Media Damage WD30EZRX-00MMMB0

    by Dec 16, 2018

    For today’s case we have a 3TB Western Digital model WD30EZRX-00MMMB0 with four platters and eight heads. It’s not uncommon to get portable hard disk drives that have been dropped or suffered some type of impact. In this case we have a full size hard drive that has suffered some type of impact and left […]

  • Opened Seagate Hard Drive – ST3000DM001

    by Nov 21, 2018

    This week’s data recovery case of note is a 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001. This model Seagate is notorious for failure so it really didn’t need an extra push over the cliff, but it got one. When we received this customer’s drive it had good padding, but the top cover was not on the HDD, it was […]

  • Seagate F3 Family Lookup

    by Oct 16, 2018

    This is just a partial list, by family name and number, of some of the Seagate hard drive models we have seen in our data recovery lab. A B C D G H J K L M P R S T V W Y Angsana 5400 – 76 ST500LT032-1E9142 Bacall – 59 ST1000VM002-1CT162 ST1000VM002-1ET162 ST1000VM002-9ZL162 […]

  • Western Digital Family Lookup

    by Oct 13, 2018

    This is just a partial list, by family, of some of the Western Digital hard drive models we have seen in our data recovery lab. A B C D E F G H J K L M O P R S T V Z Apollo WD40EFRX-68N32N0 WD40EMRX-82UZ0N0 WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0 WD40EZRZ-22GXCB0 WD40EZRZ-75GXCB0 Aquarius WD1000BEVS-00LAT0 WD1000BEVS-22LAT0 WD1200BEVS-00LAT0 WD1200BEVS-22LAT0 […]

  • Dropped Laptop Data Recovery

    by Oct 04, 2018

    At Blizzard Data Recovery we see a lot of 2.5″ laptop hard drives where the laptop suffered a fall or impact. Tip: don’t get mad at the internet and throw your laptop or bang on the keyboard 🙂 In some cases the laptop fails to boot and it ends up going to a computer repair […]

  • USB Flash Device Connector Pinout

    by Oct 02, 2018

    It’s not uncommon to see a USB flash device (UFD) with a broken connector. In many cases, the the micro traces get torn, so just replacing the connector won’t be enough to repair the device. If you are sure you just need to replace the connector, here are the common pinouts for wiring the USB […]

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