• 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 WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0 WD40EZRZ-22GXCB0 Aquarius WD1000BEVS-00LAT0 WD1000BEVS-22LAT0 Aries WD1600BEVS-00RST0 WD1600BEVS-22RST0 WD1600BEVS-75RST0 Atlantis […]

  • 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 […]

  • Seagate ST1000LM035 – ST2000LM007 – ST1000LM048

    by Sep 24, 2018

    Recovery cases for Seagate mobile drives (Rosewood Disk Drive Family) have increased considerably in the past 8 months. When these hard drives first came out we saw a number of them that were unrecoverable because the platter surfaces were destroyed. This year the successful recovery ratio has become more in line with other brands and […]

  • DIY Data Recovery Failure

    by Sep 09, 2018

    DIY data recovery cases have always trickled in to our lab, but recently there has been an upward trend for opened hard disk drives. Most of the time the data owner has opened the device because a YouTuber told them they could get their data back. Unfortunately, there were no details in the video about […]

  • How To Repair a USB Flash Drive

    by Jun 10, 2018

    Can a USB flash drive be repaired or recovered? In most cases, YES! How do we repair a broken USB thumb drive? Take note, the data recovery method can be quite different if the flash media has just stopped working. In some cases, the metal USB connector might come loose or break off. Assuming no […]

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