Swapping ROMs when a Hard Drive PCB is replaced

Diagnosis of a damaged PCB One of the first steps in Data Recovery is assessing the health of the electronics of a hard drive and a replacement of the PCB should occur if The PCB appears damaged If the hard drive does not spin up then it is usually due to a damaged...

Data Recovery Tools for only Ten Dollars

I use  data recovery tools from Salvation Data which are specifically designed for Western Digital and Seagate hard drives and they are essential in my daily work when assessing  the health of a hard drive. These tools allow you to do the following  tasks; Diagnose...

Firmware Corruption – Seagate 7200.14

It is quite common to encounter firmware corruption on Seagate Hard Drives of all their models but the latest Seagate drives the 7200.14 have added  a new twist. The Seagate 7200.11 and 7200.12 drives had the familiar busy error where the drive does not show up in you...

Data Recovery – The System Area

OK we have got our hard drive with all it’s parts working properly what else can go wrong? Well as explained previously the data is contained on the magnetic surface of the drive and this surface can fail. In addition the data written to it can be corrupted and...