Posts Tagged ‘help’

Dropped external hard drives

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

A few weeks ago I dropped my external hard-drive (Western Digital 1TB) and it has been making a beeping sound but cannot be accessed. I used the information available on http://data-recovery-tips.co.uk/ to help me get the drive working again and then I sent in to Fields who had initially told me that it was recoverable after the test. After much trying to get in contact with them after this and what I feel was below par customer service, they asked for the encryption password (they couldn’t log in) and only then they told me that it was unrecoverable.

recover data from dropped samsung drive

Recovering the data from hard drives like this Samsung that has been dropped is best left to a data recovery company!

I dropped my external hard drive and now when I plug it into my laptop it clicks and won’t load the data. Would you be able to try and recover the data for me?

The computer can not get access to the external, it takes more than 10 minutes trying to get in and when the time pass shows on the screen “unreadable” or “empty” or “not recognise”. On this time is always doing the same sound like trying to read the disc but stuck on the same point.

The hard drive is no longer being detected by my Mac. It’s made by Samsung and dropped it. I have changed the wires, the power, and checked it against other hard drives which connect fine to my Mac so it must be something wrong with the drive. The power still comes on and you can hear it boot up. I am a videographer and have a couple of recent shoots on there which are yet to be backed up so I really could do with getting this looked at asap!

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB, suspect it’s suffering from click of death, as it’s putting out a constant pattern ticking sound. I already opened the drive to check if it was a stuck head, but the head was parked. I immediately closed back the drive. The drive is recognised in Windows, it shows as a connected device and the name of the drive is showing but the volume is not being mounted, so it doesn’t show in Explorer. It probably has something to do with me dropping the hard drive a few days ago.

My 1TB WD My passport USB 3 hard drive is not being recognised anymore. The back light turns on when I connect the HD to the laptop and I heard the usual noise it normally does but that’s it.

Hard Drive Recoveries

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

We are always getting fresh enquiries for data recovery – to give people an idea of the type of faults we see read on!

CCTV DVR Recovery Needed
We have a DVR in from a client. Model is Sannce SN-DB3708GDSL31. The hard drive is not being recognised by the DVR and they need some footage retrieved. The drive itself appears intact with no SMART errors however the filesystem is unrecognised so we can’t access it.
Is it possible to give a rough estimate for data retrieval?

LaCie Rugged Data Retrieval
My LaCie Rugged Mini 2TB USB 3.0 has stopped working. It’s beeping and won’t show up either on the desktop or under disk utilities.
Got a lot of data that needs recovering!!
How much is it to recover this and make it functional again?
And when do you have time?

Two More
I have two hard drive that are not working. The first is a 5tb Seagate which was an external drive – I plugged the wrong power pack into it and it is goosed. I’ve tried to get it working via an external hub but no luck. No clicking or any sound coming from the drive when put in the external hub.
The second drive fell and now clicks when I try to get it working via the external hub. This was a 1tb drive. It clicks repeatedly but doesn’t appear to boot up.
Can you give me a rough estimate as to how much we would be talking about to try to recover data from each drive? I realise that this would only be a very rough estimate given the need to actually get a proper look at the drives.

We have a 2TB hard drive here with DVR video footage saved on it, which has corrupted and the computer will no longer recognise it. We have tried our IT department but they were unable to recover it. They said the data is totally corrupt / unreadable. Would you be able to send a quote for recovery? How does your pricing work – would we still be charged a cost if you weren’t able to recover the drive?

We’d recommend someone like Data Clinic (UK) or Ace (Russia) for quality data recover services. But as always, do your own research!

Data Recovery Q&A

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

My friend has seagate external hard drive and had mac format, but i tried using on windows 10 pc, it didn’t work so tried back on my friend’s mac, now it says not readable, can you please provide any suggestion why it could be that and is it recoverable?

HDD not readable messageI’m told by my local computer repair place that the controller of my seagate external 2TB drive has failed. If this is the case, could you give a rough guide as to the price for recovery.

Internal Seagate Barracuda 500Gb hard drive just died. it is making clicking noise while my computer is starting up and doesn’t get detected by W7. is any chance to recover the data from it? at least the photos

Dropped WD My Passport Ultra (not hard or far from the floor) and now no computer will read it. It lights up and is recognised in the driver yet I cannot open it. Is this something you could repair or get back my information from?

My computer suffered some trauma and my hard drive is inaccessible. I have tried as much as I can DIY to get access to the files but I can’t. Can you examine the hard drive such that you can see how much you can recover of the hard drive before actually going ahead and retrieving the documents? Secondly, how much do you charge for your retrieval service?

No power at all. Need to recover the data to another HD (provided, but Windows 10 operating system).
Details: Apple imac mid-2011 21.5″ Hard-Drive.
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB.
Serial No: S2A4G1P6 ST3500418AS
P/N: 9SL142-240 Firmware: AP73
Date Code: 12333 Site Code: SU
DOM: 02/2012 Made in China
Printed Circuit Board details: foxcom
Rev 100535704 Rev C
winbond W9412G6JH -5 1143W
61325W000 8265F
LSI- B5502D0 Seagate
Data connector – 100504880

24hourcomputerrepairs comment: Data recovery is rarely simple. If the hard drive is still working and you instead have a problem with your data then software fixes can sometimes help. But if you have a problem with your actual hard drive, no software is going to help. You will need hardware assistance so Google a data recovery expert.

Various Data Recovery Enquiries

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Here’s a selection of some of the latest problems we’ve been asked to look at. As hard drive recovery specialists we can often recover the data from systems when you’ve given up hope. Our friends at Data Recovery Tips have some great online advice about hard drive recovery that we can recommend should be get into problems with a computer disk!

We have a RAID array with 8 hard drives, three drives have failed, what are the chances of any data recovery and could you give a rough estimate of cost? Thanks

My son has a seagate expansion portable drive on which he has a number of downloaded x box games on for his x box one console, when it was turned on last night the x box would start up and then turn off, we noticed that it would repeatedly go off and on when the hard drive was plugged into the console and that the console would work fine by itself if the drive wasn’t attached. Can you help as obviously this has caused the end of the world with the potential loss of progress on his games!

access denied- busted hard drive hddMy dad accidentally deleted my pictures off my external hard drive a while back but i havent used it since, would I be able to get them back? Also how much does it cost

iMac hard drive was clicking on start up and couldn’t be found and apple support said it has to be replaced. I need my data recovered first – especially photos – which I don’t have backed up. Its an iMac 27inch from 2011. 1TB hard drive.

Hi – I have an LTO backup disk with an SQL server database on it. We don’t have facilities to read it here, so I need to get it restored onto a server to enable access to it and put it onto another medium. Is that a service you would offer?

The USB port on the external hard drive has come away from the circuit board. Can you glue/solider back on?
Seagate 1TB portable hard drive.
The hard drive or its files will not show up on any laptop or computer.
The light is flashing and the hard drive whirs but that is it. It is said to be ‘unavailable’ when located in the devices folder.

Hello, my portable hard drive Free Agent GoFlex is broken, computers does not see it. How much will be the recovery of data?

Mechanical Fault on HDD.

I have a western digital 2TB hard drive with five years worth of footage that i desperately need back as some of the videos were going to be used for my dissertation, it started off just not connecting through the cable, so i left the hard drive back home with my friend to use an adapter to get the footage back and copy it over. However, when he went to copy the data to a new drive, it has started making a ticking noise and not showing up on any machine that he has tried. Is there anything you could do to help with this issue and would you be able to provide a quote/estimate of how much it’d be?

It is a 2TB Seagate Barracuda, roughly 4 years old. It stopped working completely and is not being seen in Disk Management. When it boots there is a squeaky sound.

Hard Drive Issues and a Phone Problem

Friday, November 25th, 2016

I have issues with 2 drives. Segate external plug in, started clicking and now wont boot up. Second drive cable connection is very loose and i cant get that to boot up either. My external hard drive does not display data when connected to laptop.

Seagate hard driveIt’s data recovery from a Laptop, ASUS G551TW-CN080H-16GB. It’s a logical failure, rather than a physical drive problem.
The Laptop developed a problem with the power where it would not hold a charge and ran until it had no power left. As it was under warranty it was sent back to ASUS for repair. However they replaced the mainboard and recovered the operating system without backing up the files on the laptop, or reinstating the file index/table.

The laptop came with the hard drive partitioned as; C drive – for system files, D drive – for file storage, E drive – for file storage. The hard drive wasn’t replaced when the laptop was sent away for repair, and came back with the same partition configuration as above.
The hard drive is a 1 TB HDD / 7200rpm – SATA 6 Gb/s.

The files I want to recover were mostly on the D drive, with some on the E. The most important file types are video and photo, .avi, mp4, mts, mov, and jpg.
Data recovery software has been run on the machine once, and a lot of the photo’s and some of the video’s recovered. There are still a lot of video files which were not recovered.

I made a factory data reset on my Sony smartphone, and all my photos and contacts have been deleted.