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Help and Advice in Data Recovery

There now follows some of the latest enquiries from people requiring a data recovery service. Either from a NAS or single hard drive. My recommendation is to check out various data recovery blogs online (such as this one) or go to a well established data recovery firm who know what they’re doing. In the UK I’d recommend the services of Data Clinic Ltd, for both hard drive and NAS recovery.

Drive appears in NAS Navigator as in EM mode, will not accept firmware flash. Drive 1 showed as faulty last week, replaced drive, new drive would not accept RAID, Drive 2 showed critical bad sectors, now partition not found

Western Digital My Passport hard drivesIts formatted to Mac, the drive recieves power and lights up but doesn’t initialise or show in the finder window. Its an old drive.
I would like to switch the data to a new drive. Do you also sell good portables?

make : toshiba
model : MK5056GSY
HDD CODE : HDD2E61 F VL01 T
FIRMWARE : A0/LH003C

My hardrive is hardly one month old but it has stopped working. I plugged it in today and it makes that beeping noise.
I have all my company’s files in it and I need to access them asap! I don’t have a back up so I’m not in the best position.
Please let me know if you can help, how long it would take and how much it would cost me.

My seagate 2tb external hard drive is not connecting and making a beeping sound.
I was wondering how much data recovery would cost?

I was wondering if I would be able to recover any possible deleted data from my USB drive. I last accessed the files on Thursday but when I went to look today I noticed that the folder I kept them in was gone. I’m not sure if ive simply accidentally deleted them or there are other issues with the drive. If you could give me a call back on the number provided it would be much appreciated.

I have a Western Digital External USB drive (its powered by USB). After two years, I plugged it in to retrieve a file, it worked just fine. However, since then its not visible in Disk Utility or Finder on my mac, or indeed any (tried 4 other) macs.

External hard drive not working. I have a hard drive of which the disk has broken. I have had it looked at before but I am wanting a second opinion. It is a WD my passport. It is full of photos that I was told could not be recovered.
Do you think you could help ?

WD Users and Problems with Mavericks

OSX Mavericks - Recover Deleted DataWikipedia has documented the known issue with users of Western Digital external hard drives who upgrade to the OSX Mavericks. Here’s the link.

To summarise, issues became apparent when some users of WD products and especially WD disk management software upgraded to Mavericks. The most common issue was hard drive data loss &/or data corruption. WD were quick to withdraw the problem causing software from download and issued new versions that did not cause data loss issues with Mavericks, but for some users the damage had already been done and it was often not possible to reverse this either.

If you’ve been affected with this problem you may like to try talking to a decent data recovery company, there are reviews of them on Google. My advice would be to avoid any DIY or free software methods as they could easily make matters worse. If there is any software issued on the WD site that addresses the data loss problem you should be ok using that to help you.

 

Helium Hard Drives – The Next Step in Hard Drive Technology ??

Helium Hard Disk Drives

Helium Hard Drives: Are they the next big thing ??

Western Digital could topple as the king of enterprise disc shipments Seagate thanks to its helium drives, according to analysts IHS. The technology has been produced by WD’s subsidiary Hitachi GST.

Read / write heads and spinning magnetic platters in hard-drives full of helium encounter less drag instead those in devices comprising clean air, and thus consume up to 23 per cent less energy according to Hitachi GST.

Also, as much as seven platters could be set inside such a drive instead of the maximum of five seen today.

A 4TB five-platter drive would turn into a 5.6TB drive utilizing the same 800GB/platter areal density technology. Therefore Hitachi GST can optimize helium drives for low power consumption and high capacity or a combination of the two – and give Seagate a right shoeing.

IHS storage systems believe helium hard drives could propel Western Digital to the top business drive spot, dethroning Seagate along the way.

Helium filled drives could raise drive capacity before data storage systems – including heat

assisted magnetic recording – reach the market. Their projections show the marketplace for helium drives will mount from virtually zero in 2012 to over one hundred million units in 2016, especially in case that the high prices of production are brought down.

But will the prices come down? And also the IHS speculation assumes the seven-platter helium filled monsters still fit in conventional 3.5-inch drive bays.

One answer would be to add flash to the enterprise drives and turn them into go faster hybrids. Hitachi GST could do the same, and we’d have helium gas-filled hybrids. As these technologies permutation are played out it’s going to be an interesting few years.

WD to Acquire sTec, SSD Manufacturer

WD LogoWestern Digital has announced plans to obtain Solid State Disk maker sTec, Inc. for $340 million. sTec is going to be merged in the Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) department. The deal is anticipated to be approved the back end of 2013.

Storage media giant Western Digital is a leader in storage technology almost since its beginning. Even though the business experienced a drop-off in the 1990s, the brand new century brought success for the international leader. Western Digital products became widely recognized and acclaimed for home storage servers as well as affordable business.

The acquisition of sTEC will cement Western Digital’s place later on of storage media, paving the way for your hard disk maker to also lead the area in development and production of solid state drives and other hightech storage products.

Data Clinic and Western Digital: Data Recovery Partnership
As storage capacities increase, effective data recovery procedures become vital for small businesses, big companies, organizations and also families, storing mission critical data on RAID drives and hard disk drives.

As WD takes another step in its development, Data Clinic’s data recovery research and development teams will probably be right there to perfect our data recovery procedures for the hottest lines of hard disk and solid state disk drives in the industry leader.