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Clicking Hard Drive Recovery

February 17th, 2009

Hard Drive ClickingHave you ever heared a clicking noise from your hard drive? Do you want to know how to diagnose and recover your hard drive from this noise? Recently i found a professional recovery company (DataCent.com) which is good at recoverying data from thses hard drive clicks such as bellows:

Western Digital
1. Western Digital desktop drive with bad heads clunking.
2. Western Digital 500GB desktop drive with bad heads slowly clicks a few times and spins down.
3. Western Digital 250GB desktop drive with head crash clicks a few times, then spins down.
4. Western Digital 250GB desktop drive with stuck spindle can’t spin up, chatters.
5. Western Digital laptop drive with bad heads making clicking sound.
6. Western Digital 200GB desktop drive with bad preamplifier chip (located on the headstack) clicks a few times, spins down.
7. Western Digital desktop drive with unstable heads clicks a few times and stops spinning.
8. Western Digital laptop hard drive with stuck spindle trying to spin up with siren.
9. Western Digital 500GB desktop hard drive with bad bearings can’t gain full rotational spee

Seagate
1. Seagate desktop drive with degrading heads making thrashing, then clicking sound.
2. Seagate desktop drive with bad heads slowly clicks and beeps on spin up.
3. Seagate laptop drive with bad heads making clicking/knocking sound.
4. Seagate desktop drive with seized spindle trying to spin up.
5. Seagate Momentus laptop drive with bad heads making nasty drilling noise.

Maxtor
1. Maxtor desktop drive with bad heads making clicking/knocking/beeping noise.
2. Maxtor drive with bad heads making steady clicking/knocking sound.
3. Maxtor desktop drive with stuck spindle playing futuristic cell phone melody.
4. Maxtor drive with stuck spindle and musical siren again.

Samsung
1. Samsung 80GB desktop hard drive with bad heads making fast clicking sound.
2. Samsung desktop hard drive with bad heads clicks, then spins down.
3. Samsung 40GB desktop hard drive with bad head knocks a few times.
4. Samsung desktop drive with degrading media making scratching sound when hitting bad sectors.

Hitachi/IBM
1. Hitachi laptop drive with bad heads clicks once on spin up, then beeps.
2. IBM desktop drive with degrading media making scratching sound when hitting area with bad sectors.
3. Hitachi/IBM laptop drive with bad heads making clicking sound.
4. IBM 40GB desktop hard drive with degrading media/heads rattles and squeals on spin up.
5. Hitachi 60GB laptop drive with stuck spindle can’t spin up, makes humming/buzzing noise.

Toshiba
1. Toshiba laptop hard drive with stuck spindle trying to spin up(heard if taken close to your ear).
2. Toshiba laptop drive with degrading bearings making grinding sound.
3. Toshiba laptop drive with bad bearings making loud grinding sound.
4. Toshiba laptop drive with bad bearings making nasty drilling/screaming sound.
5. Toshiba laptop drive with bad heads making clicking/sweeping sound on boot up.

Fujitsu
1. Fujitsu laptop drive with bad heads making clicking/knocking noise.
2. Fujitsu laptop hard drive with bad heads making sweeping sound.
3. Fujitsu 40gb desktop drive with bad media making scratching noise.

Quantum
1. Quantum desktop drive with bad heads making clunking sound.

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