• Portable WD SMR Drive – Data Recovery

    by Oct 06, 2020

    Most modern portable hard disk drives use relatively new technology, first implemented in the early 2010s, called shingled magnetic recording (SMR) to write data to the platters. SMR can achieve higher areal density than the older method of perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR, sometimes referred to as conventional magnetic recording or CMR) which simply means more […]

  • Western Digital USB Hard Drives – Cross Reference

    by Jan 28, 2020

    In this post we provide you with some useful insight to help determine what model Western Digital drive might be inside a particular model of enclosure. We have included pictures of the shell to help you identify these drives quicker when searching for a matching donor. If you have done some research you have probably […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 WD40EMRX-82UZ0N0 WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0 WD40EZRZ-22GXCB0 Aquarius WD1000BEVS-00LAT0 WD1000BEVS-22LAT0 Aries WD1600BEVS-00RST0 WD1600BEVS-22RST0 WD1600BEVS-75RST0 […]

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