Questions about Problematic Hard Drives

In this post I reproduce two questions I received from customers about their problematic hard drives. If you have a problem with a hard drive and would like me to advise of what can be done retrieve that data then contact me and I’ll see what I can do for you.

Buffalo Hard Drive Retrieval

I am unable to open my buffalo hardrive and wondered how much retrieval might cost?

As Buffalo make many different types of hard drive the answer to your question depends upon what model of hard drive you actually have. Single hard drives are cheaper to recover the data from than units that contain more that one hard drive. Normally Buffalo external hard drives that feature more than one disk are raid systems – and these can be very expensive. I dug out the following details of a decent data recovery company from England that gets good reviews: I suggest you reach out to them if you are serious about getting the information back from your problematic hard drive. They should be able to give you a range of costs for their services.

Hard Drive Recovery in London

I have a 500gb Western digital WD blue ssd hd that makes a clicking sound. there is data on there (not to bothered about it) but wanted the actual hd repaired. how much would it cost im in feltham west london so would like the address of the chiswick branch so i can drop and collect.

The address of the hard drive recovery lab is Chiswick is 556 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5YA, their webpage is

As a general rule, repairing a hard drive is not cost effective. A new hard drive with a dedent storage capacity can be bought for around £50, and hard drive repair work is done by data recovery companies and this costs hundreds of pounds. Therefore, if you are not bothered about getting your data back, buy yourself a new hard drive instead of using a data recovery company.