This is what it looks like inside a Western Digital WD5000LPVX-11V0TT0. Western Digital laptop and portable hard drives are some of the most common drives we see for head replacements. In many cases the cause of failure is impact from being dropped. This is a picture of the inside of a 500GB 2.5″ disk drive. At a glance they don’t look very complicated, but some of technology used, the manufacturing process, and tolerances they operate at are quite remarkable.
It is important that a HDD only be opened in a filtered environment. This drive was opend for inspection in one of our HEPA filtered clean-room workstations. The head flying height on modern hard disk drives makes particles of dust on the platter surface resemble boulders on a highway. Don’t risk your valuable data.
Not only do disk drive platters require a clean room environment, there is also a certain amount of practice required to remove and replace the head stack assembly (HSA) without damage to the platters and the heads. There are no user serviceable parts inside and opening a failed HDD is not going to magically make it work again 🙂
At Blizzard Data Recovery we have invested in some of the best DR equipment so we can help you get your data back for a reasonable flat rate. If you have suffered a hard disk drive failure click the link below, review our disk drive recovery rates. Once you see how affordable our data recovery prices are, you can print and fill out our TOS and include it with your shipment.