Seagate Barracuda 7200-11 Hard Drive Recovery

By now most of you have heard about the problems that a firmware upgrade has caused with the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive line. Both 500 GB and 1 TB hard drives have just stopped working without notice. After the drive up and dies and you … [Read more...]

How platter swelling affects a hard drive

  Okay, I know this is not about how to read bad parity in a drive in order to find a stale drive in a RAID five.  This is an important subject, however, and I also think it is important to know why heat and a swelling platter can cause hard drive … [Read more...]

Western Digital Hard Drive Pricing

We are asked all the time which are the best hard drives to use? Since we are a hard drive recovery company we get to see all the major hard drives up close and personal. While there are certainly some hard drives that we see more often, that is more … [Read more...]

When good RAIDs Go Bad, A Technicians Worst Nightmare

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The next machine with a bad hard drive was my server. This server has been running as a server in our home for about 8 years. HAH! Now that is not to say that we haven’t done upgrades, because we have. We have always kept the “data” area of the drive … [Read more...]

Speed Kills? With Hard Drives It’s Heat!

A few months ago I bought an internal thermometer for my computer. I was told by Malcolm our hard drive recovery engineer that the most common reason for hard disk failure was heat. I was shocked to find the internal temperature of my machine was 120 … [Read more...]