• External Hard Drive Data Recovery Service

    by Aug 28, 2019

    With cameras available to just about everyone all the time, most of us find ourselves needing more and more storage space for pictures and video. Sure, cloud storage is advertised almost everywhere now, but not everyone is ready to pay recurring fees to store their family photos, videos, and documents. That’s one reason spinning disk […]

  • Still Spinning After All These Years

    by May 05, 2019

    While many predicted we would see the death of the hard disk drive by now, we keep seeing innovation from both Seagate and Western Digital. Let’s explore some interesting details you might not know. The number of bits that are stored in a specific area on a platter/disk is measured in terms of areal density, […]

  • Seagate Data Recovery – Rosewood

    by Mar 31, 2019

    One of the most popular hard disk drive families today is the Seagate Mobile series, often referred to by data recovery engineers as the Rosewood family. Over the past two years, we have seen Seagate Rosewood mobile drives become one of the most popular disk drives in the market, and in our hard drive recovery […]

  • Seagate Data Recovery – Grenada

    by Mar 27, 2019

    Seagate hard drives are one of the most popular OEM devices today, so it’s no surprise that we see them almost every day in our data recovery lab. They are one of the most affordable brands for retail drives too, which adds to the number of Seagate data recovery cases we see each year. Over […]

  • Western Digital Head Swap – Donor Drives

    by Sep 25, 2017

    On modern Western Digital hard drives it is not usually difficult to find a compatible donor for a head swap case. Use the following information at your own expense/risk. Typically you try to match the full model number (e.g. WD20EARX-22PASB0), the TJ, VJ, T2, V2 in the DCM code, and get a close date. The […]

  • Recertified Hard Disk Drives – Refurbished HDD

    by Jan 02, 2017

    At Blizzard Data Recovery we sometimes get asked “What is a re-certified hard drive?” According to Seagate if you return a defective drive they “may replace your product with a product that was previously used, repaired and tested to meet Seagate specifications”. In our experience the replacement drive the customer receives will often have a […]

  • How To Find a Seagate Donor Drive

    by Dec 19, 2016

    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 you find a matching Seagate donor drive. This is just information that we have gathered from other resources and then refined from our own experience. Use at […]

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