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Western Digital Dropped Hard Drive

February 4, 2018 Jon 8 Comments

Western Digital Dropped Hard Drive

This is a classic data recovery situation, I wanted to give you a look inside the drive so you would know why shoudl should not turn a dropped hard drive on if you want to recover your data.
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This program will check for errors on your hard drive, I think it is much better than the hard drive diagnostic tool which came with Windows. Since it is from Western Digital, it will not have any malware or viruses in it. I use Western Digital hard drives for all my computers, this is why I am using it. Furthermore, I never had any bad experiences using Western Digital’s diagnostic software in the past.

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    February 4, 2018 - 5:58 am

    how much cost for this type issue data recovery?

  2. Mario Yiannakou
    February 4, 2018 - 6:53 am

    Are you working in a clean room or clean bench? Also thanks for the excellent info. You should write a book or give lessons. Brilliant thanks again

  3. e5frog
    February 4, 2018 - 7:52 am

    Stupid manufacturers not having something that the arm hits before the head hits that part.

  4. Roy McBacon
    February 4, 2018 - 8:14 am

    i've seen a drive being stuck in the freezer cause condensation. Which causes the heads to fail and the media being destroyed.

  5. Roy McBacon
    February 4, 2018 - 8:15 am

    Also dropping a drive can result in bearings being seized or broke. I've seen that also

  6. Peter Willy McJohnsonator
    February 4, 2018 - 8:23 am

    i had a 500gb hitachi deskstar that i dropped while coming into my house. (powered off) upon powering it up, i heard the classic click of death. good thing nothing was on it that was important. i opened it up because i would never have the cash to get it recovered. and found a few heads were bent and the platters were scraped. i killed it.. it was fun, but a lesson, be careful with hard drives they are very delicate.

  7. Peter Willy McJohnsonator
    February 4, 2018 - 9:05 am

    we had a drive a WD5000BPVT that had a head stuck to the platter problem. (laptop drive). I think the headstack didn't park into the head ramp (parking area) when the drive was powered down. We did try doing the wrist flick trick and tapped it on a table. the heads did come loose and parked. the drive did its normal thing and became ready. We immediately made an image of the hard drive just to be safe. when the platters tryed to come loose i heard a scraping noise (probably scored the platters a bit) but amazingly we did get a full backup of the hard drive and it was able to boot windows. But i did tell them that the drive has to be replaced because it had already damaged the media. i guess we got lucky.

  8. sheek1982
    February 4, 2018 - 9:35 am

    Will this work on a ssd?

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