Posts Tagged ‘recovery’

Seagate data recovery in Birmingham

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

I’m in the Birmingham area and have a Seagate 2TB external hard drive that’s been fine for several years. However, when I plug it in now, the white light just flashes. If I go to eject the drive, the drive is listed to eject but it’s not listed or accessible in Windows Explorer. I need a data recovery service in Birmingham.

Data Clinic Birmingham is located at One Victoria Square – here’s a link to their data recovery Birmingham page, their location is also shown on the map below.

We have a Seagate Backup Plus Slim portable drive 1TB, Model: SRD00F. I have had the hard drive for little over a year, I pulled the USB 3.0 cable out of the hard drive and the bit it plugs into came out with it meaning I can’t use it anymore and I cannot retrieve any of my files from the hard drive. Is there any way I can either have the drive fixed or retrieve the data ? The hard drive has stopped working. We are near to Birmingham city centre and need the data taking off the hard drive and putting onto something else.

We also have a 3TB Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive Model SRD00F2, SN: NA4JKF5K , PN: 1D7AP3-500 3TB. (Out of warranty).

All was going well when the house fuse tripped out. I traced the fault back to the Seagate unit that had stopped working. The adapter that came with the unit looked and smelt burnt and had stopped working. I found an old lap top lead, plugged it into the unit but it just clicked. Did it again a week later and the unit didn’t click, but made a high pitch squeak and a smell of burning. Can you get the data off the unit and how much would it cost? I can deliver it to the Data Clinic data recovery centre in Birmingham B1 1BD

Seagate Data Recovery Manchester

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Recently my PC started running slow so I thought I would get more RAM (from 8Gb to 16Gb).
This didn’t really solve the issue.
Last week my PC was file transferring and came up with an error basically saving the destination drive wasn’t there.
This was my internal data drive (Seagate 1Tb Barracuda ST1000DM003) and I am in Manchester
With the drive still connected to the motherboard the system takes a good 10mins to get to desktop.
When it is removed my PC boot up in less than a minute.
2/10 times it can be seen as local drive G but cannot be accessed. I managed to see it in the management window as a RAW format drive (was NTFS).
I have had no luck with data recovery software as the drive is never seen/found.

manchesterI knocked my Seagate ST1000DM003 expansion over from upright to horizontal and it was on carpet so I cant understand why it has stopped working but it has. It’s not showing under file explorer but it shows under device manager with now yellow triangle. The computer is in Manchester and I am in Bury, is there a hard drive recovery clinic locally?

Why is bad sector/track remapping a limited process consuming a pool of spare sectors/tracks?
Why doesn’t the firmware/ software start to use the storage area on the disk to remap at the expense of file data lost? ie. let the linked lists grow until no useful free storage area is available, so, the disk capacity reduces over time. As the lists grow they can be extended to free areas on the disc. My Seagate Drive was dropped and now making clicking sound of death.
This is a Toshiba 1TB, external hard drive, few years old now.
Interested to know costs of fixing, potential success rate and how this is collected from me (live in Stockport, Greater Manchester) and how data is returned if successfully retrieved?

The USB jack has come off the main Seagate USB circuit; the pins on the jack have removed the copper from the circuit track, so makes it difficult to reconnect the USB jack. I am an apprentice who has a large sum of work documents on that USB stick, that I could really do with retrieving. I just wonder if this is a problem that you are aware of and can repair. Or whether you can retrieve the data? And how much it would cost?

Data Recovery Questions

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Below are several questions sent to a data recovery clinic in Northampton. Beeping and making sticking noise as described in your Web page.

Please can you quote to either repair or recover Data from my HDD External Hard Drive
Description of Problem not working it has beed dropped

The laptop and the applicable hard drive are old and have been unused since 2012. Back then, the hard drive became unaccessible, which caused me to replace the laptop (Macbook).
The issue why the hard drive became unaccessible was never discovered. So my question is if you can restore the files on this hard drive.

Northampton

I formatted by mistake from the camera, since then I have not more used the SD card. It is a 32 GB lexar SD card. It contains about 35-50 minutes of video interview plus some photos.

The harddrive in question is about two years old from a reputable company in Northamptonshire. My external harddrive wire was replaced as it was no longer connecting to the computer. From this moment on the harddrive would occasionally have errors appearing saying ‘unable to read disk’. Now the harddrive appears as corrupt and my IT team at work have tried to recover the data but have told me that it needs to be looked at by professionals. This has files on it that I would like to recover. Please can you contact me with details about how I might have this looked at?

1TB solid state drive from a Dell laptop. Will not boot but Dell diagnostics finds no hardware fault. Drive is not readable. Need too try to recover as much data as possible.

The hard drive broke for my Macbook Pro, took it into a data recovery store in Northampton who told me that the data was was recoverable as the ?pin had broken.

The connector between my usb cable and hard drive has broken off meaning that I can not connect the hard drive to my computer. I have files that I use for work as I am a teacher who moves classrooms so all my data I need is in this external hard drive. I need for it to be fixed so I can use it in work.

I have 2TB WD external hard drive which doesn’t work. It basically doesn’t connect to my laptop, it doesn’t get recognized.
Can I please get an estimate as to what is going to cost me to recover the data and how much time you need to do it

Data recovery using Easeus software

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

I have a Seagate, 2 terabytes hard drive. I am a photographer. I was designing an album when the software i was using suddenly stopped reading files from the hard drive. The hard drive only shows up in ‘disk management’ as unallocated, non initialized. I have tried several options using Easeus recovery software. The problem however isn’t solved. I think it might be a hardware issue.
The hard drive had two partitions before the it failed.

Easeus data recoveryWe have already sent this drive off a couple of times before and I was given an explanation from the previous company which is:
The diagnostics suggest the drive has damaged heads.
There is no way for me to be 100% certain on what has been attempted before arriving with us but based on the fact the drive has clearly been opened (a cut made around the screw on the top lid) and the silver sticker has been moved from the headstack screw underneath I would make a fair guess that someone has already attempted to replace the heads. This is just a guess though based on the state of the drive when it arrived.
Is there anything that you can do in regards to this issue. You are our last and best option.
Is there anything i can do?

1tb Western Digital Green Drive. Stopped working, Tried all i can, opened it up carefully and cleaned contacts on PCB, no joy. The HDD contains mainly photos etc that i’d really like to get back if at all possible.

Western Digital My Passport PN/ WDBACX0010BBK-00
My hard drive seems to be spinning but an occasional noise is apparent. My PC makes the noise as if connected, but it doesn’t appear in My PC folder. Easeus software can’t detect it.

My laptop no longer boots up, and recovery options fail to work, so I am interested in finding if it is possible to recover files from the hard drive although this may be not working. I am mainly interested in photos but some other documents too. Are you able to give me an idea of how much this is likely to cost? In what format do you return the information?

I have a seagate m3 portable 1tb and after backing up some photos and videos on it today, it has stopped responding to the usb on my computer, it is making a slight beepping sound when removed and replugged into the port. i would just like to recover my data please email me only.

My pc has stopped working recently and I would like to recover some files from my hard drive.

Birmingham / Worcester Hard Drive Recoveries

Monday, January 7th, 2019

There’s a fairly good amount of hard drive recovery work available in the West Midlands. Covering the areas of Birmingham, Worcestershire and Tamworth, the call for data and file recovery services can be quite high.
The Arena is located right in the centre of Birmingham close to Broad Street and many businesses and I recently had an enquiry that went like this:

Broad Street BirminghamI have a WD passport and it will not connect to the laptop and will not recognise the hard drive as a USB. It just keeps whirring and beeping. I have looked online and tried to resolve myself but cant.
I think it is completely bust and I need to recover the data on the hard drive please. If you could send me a quote it would be much appreciated.
I live in Worcester so not far away from your Birmingham office.

I have a WD 2TB hdd whose controller is not working to the best of my knowledge.
The drive and the engine spins up perfectly although there is no recognition on the computer that it is connected.
Do you swap controllers ? please note that, it is also needed to replace the rom bios chip on the controller.
I’ll provide further information if requested – I’ve live near Tamworth, West Midlands but work on Broad Street in Birmingham.

My External WD 1T HDD is not working due to mechanical issue. It gives beep sound once connected and last for 30 second before the power down. It’s a personal HDD and I will like to know the price of recovery. Also, is it possible to drop it to one of your office as I don’t trust post.

Drive has started making knocking noise. iOmega drive with Seagate internal disk. Doesn’t appear in Windows explorer anymore, appears in Disk Manager as uninitialized. Full 1TB drive looking for recovery possibilities

WD My Book Data Recovery

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

WD My BookI have a Western Digital MY-Book with a 3TB harddrive and recently had a data recovery service on it by Data Clinic in London, who I can recommend.

Windows could not detect it. Circuit board on the harddrive superhot.
2 faulty components detected on the card, and changed.
Now detectable in windows if harddrive is attaced directly to USB-port, but data not readable.(En-crypted?)
Not detectable if attaced through My Book encryption card.
So that card seems to be faulty to.
4060-705149-000 Rev P1 is that
circuit number (Have pictures)
Hard to find with that Rev.
If the card is avaliable, by you, then hopefully I can save some data from the disk?
I have a western digital hard disc, which fallen down and started making a clicking sound. I tried to fix it by myself but unfortunately, I make it worse, I think I scratch the platter. I hope you still can recover the data

My external My Book hard disk isn’t being read. It was dropped on the floor, and the best guess from the IT services of my university is that the disk spinning mechanism is broken. The light does come on when connected to the computers but the data isn’t accessible. Could you please let me know how much it would cost and how long it would take to recover the data from the disk?

I accidently dropped my WD drive and now makes bleeping noise, will not load but light shows so power to drive is working, I believe the reading heads have gone faulty.

I have a My Book WD external drive where I stored for years all my data on. Suddenly my Computers (apple) do not recognise the device. Checked the computers throughout. It is the USB-device. I think I need data recovery, I work as journalist and have ALL my data on this drive. pretty desperate.

Asus X550CA – XX768H, model no. ATHEROS/AR5B125. Laptop spent a while re-starting itself, and now doesn’t appear to be able to start (boot up) at all. I’m near Holborn in London and can get to the Data Clinic London office by getting of the Tube at the Bank station. I need spare part for wd my passport 500gbWDBKXH5000ABL-EESN

Nottingham Data Recovery

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Nottingham data recovery
WD MYCloud 4TB NAS knocked onto the floor. Now will not connect is making clicking sound. Unable to access any data.

I have mac book pro15, and I have deleted my hole system. So that there is no boot options and I have lost my valuable files in the hard drive.
I was trying to install Ubuntu system on an external hardesk, so when I reached where I have to install my system I have by mistake chosen the mac hard drive so that every thing are erase.

I was filming an event in Nottingham a few weeks back and I dropped my external 6TB drive. There is a lot of data on this drive I haven’t backed up and am in need of getting it back. I took it to Knowhow and they couldn’t fix it by plugin they recommend getting the disks taken out the drive and retrieving it that way. I want to shop around to see what’s available because theirs costs £350 and I don’t know if that’s a good price or not. Is this something you do? If so how much would it cost? The drive is a Seagate 6tb Barracuda.

Laptop Viao PSG won’t boot up, and i want to recover the files from it.

Deleted some text messages watts app from my Samsung galaxy while ago it’s important I retrieve them from one specific number can you help. Do you have a shop in Nottingham where I can get the data recovered?

2 Sundays ago my laptop fell off a table and wouldn’t switch on again. I had a plan with team know how in PC World who said that they would be able to recover my data and fix the hard drive. They replaced the hard drive but then told me that data recovery was unsuccessful. I’m currently waiting for my hard drive to be returned to me.
The error message which appeared on my computer originally was “default boot device missing or boot failed. Insert recovery media and hit any key. Then select boot manager to choose a new boot device or to boot recovery media.”. Do you think it’s possible to recover the data and if so how much would it cost?

I work at Nottingham University and have had a 64GB USB for less than a month and it has suddenly stopped working. It hasn’t been dropped, knocked or got wet. The light has stopped working overnight and doesn’t seem to be getting any power and I have tried it in three different laptops in all of the USB ports and none of them detect it. I have over 30GB’s of important information/ uni work/ photos that I would like to retrieve and was wondering if I could be sent an estimate and whether you think it may be retrievable?
The USB is a university one, so unfortunately I do not know the make.

Computer will not see my wd passport 500 gb,tried other computers as well,same issue, potentially it might hit be spinning as well, but I need to recover at least photos and videos from it.

Important research data needed in Newcastle

Friday, May 4th, 2018

As a post graduate at Newcastle University my Seagate Hard drive fell on the floor.
When powered the drive clicks and spins down.
My organisation Computer Service in Newcastle has opened the drive within clean lab for internal examination.
Diagnosis is that failing read/write heads prevents access to data
There is possible damage on media surface area causing mechanical and logical read/write operation to fail.
Partition tables unreadable due to read/write failure.
My organisation CSD could not access to data due to damaged read/write head and has not capacity to repair.
The hard drive is not full (approx. half of total capacity is occupied).
It contains very important research data (not backed up).

newcastle

I dropped my Seagate hard drive and it can no longer be recognised when plugged into my laptop or desktop computer. The blue light is still flashing but the hard drive is now making a continuous ‘beeping’ noise. I believe that the needle is jammed and does not allow the disk to spin anymore.

82 gb IBM 3.5 PATA internal drive that is not recognised when i use a caddy pata / sata adaptor on my pnew pc. It feels like its spinnging up but it is not recognised in storage management or seen in my computer. I would like a quote to know how much to recover the 3 folders of data on this drive. I live in Jesmond, just outside Newcastle.

My 2011 MacBook Pro 17” hard drive failed. Also the motherboard died. The local Apple store said the motherboard can’t be fixed. But also they can not recover the data on the hard drive. I’m not an expert here, but apparently the needle has flipped up to prevent damage to actual hard drive disk.
So I have the hard drive removed but he can not recover the data, and recommend to contact a data recovery service.

I have two external hard drives. One is broken and makes a rattling sound. (brand:integral). The other comes on with a light but does not connect to my laptop. (brand:Toshiba). I was just wondering whether you are able to retrieve the photos and documents etc from them and if so how much that would cost.

My laptop was smashed and my harddisk got bent and as a result I can’t access my files, please may I know if it can be fix there in the UK, I can send the drive via DHL or come down my self to the UK thanks. I work for Newcastle Sciences.

Lost text messages on HTC and Galaxy

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

What are the most valuable items of data on a mobile phone? For the owners of HTC M8 and Samsung Galaxy S7 phones, the answer seems to be lost text messages. Here are two examples:

recovering deleted and lost text messagesAbout 3 weeks ago I lost some text messages from my mobile phone (HTC M8). I don’t recall deleting it, perhaps I did without knowing. I never backup my data. I’m only interested in lost data of one contact that’s all.
Please let me know if you able to help?
I live close to Data Clinic’s Lombard St centre in London I’m happy to take there if someone wants to have a look at my device. I also have the data stored on a broken hard drive so I’ll bring that in too and hopefully you can get the data off of it.

I have got an old, broken galaxy s7 edge that has some photos and text messages on it that I would really like to retrieve, problem is that the phone is bricked, the screen is broken, the battery is dead (as in not chargeable dead), the charging/data port is broken, the list goes on. I’m just hoping to get my old photos back, and would like a quote if thats okay. Just a heads up, I probably won’t be able to answer a call back in business hours just due to my job (having seen the button that says request call back) so if you could pop me an email to the address provided instead, that would be brilliant.

When attempting to retrieve text messages from phone’s the still turn on the best way forward is to try a software extraction process. This can be done by downloading some software from the internet that will do the job for you. However, if your phone no longer turns on then you’ll need to get the assistance of a phone data recovery company to help you. These companies are able to read the text message data from the memory chips on your phone, even if it no longer switches on.

Often in legal cases it’s necessary to extract messages and data from phone where those messages have been lost or deleted, a data recovery company who are also experts in extracting text messages (whether deleted or not) are Data Clinic – you can read their phone data recovery services page here 1 and their phone data extraction (investigative forensics services) page here 2.

Recover data from Western Digital hard drives

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

WD logoIn the previous post to this, I wrote a lot about how hard drives become mechanically damaged and what to do to recover the data from them when they break. In this post I give some further examples of data recovery from Western Digital hard drives.

I have a WD external hard drive that when plugged in it makes a noise “tick” every second as if something was hitting something else. It is not recognised by the pc…

I have a 2 week old WD Mycloud Home Nas Drive which has stopped working. I took it back to curry’s who said that the clicking sound when trying to boot means the drive cannot read the data. The PC does not recognise the drive either.

I used a WD external hard drive to set up a windows 10 boot drive. Windows partitioned the drive and I can now only see it as a 4GB flash drive. In device manager I can see the rest of the drive is not formatted. The data is still there, I just cant get to it without formatting which will erase it. The drive holds about 1TB of data. Can you format or recover the data?

I have two WD elements external hard drives (1 x 1tb 1 x 2tb). one was working fine until i dropped it the other day it reads but it is very slow and the other one says F: Drive Is Not Accessible. The Parameter Is Incorrect or something similar both contain music, videos and pictures which is important that i get back.

After my wife has dropped my harddrive during a decoration weekend it has stopped responding.
the device still registers connected and shows all folders saved but I can not access these folders
also makes like a skidding noise periodically.
The device name is WD Elements
i need to try and recover the files on here as i have alot of buisness data
and family photos

WB Mybook 2Tb HD broken; I’ve taken it out of its casing and can’t recover any data from it. It contains laptop backups and other data I’d like to recover. How much would it cost to get it recovered onto a USB HD?

WD passport ultra. I sent it to a data recovery service, but have been told it has a mechanical fault that means the data cannot be recovered- the head stack?
They looked into mechanical repairs for me but there was chance it could not be fixed and it would cost a lot of money ([probably for nothing).
I would be grateful if you could offer your opinion/advice.

In my opinion, if you have a broken WD hard drive and you want to recover the data, I would only recommend you try and do this yourself if the data on the hard drive is of no value to you. The reason for this is you’ll probably make a mess of it. I’ve learnt that if you have files on a Western Digital hard drive that are of value to you then you should ask a good data recovery company to retrieve your data for you. Do not try and recover the data on your own.