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Are there Instances where Lost Data cannot be recovered?

 

Yes, there are instances where the damage to the hard drive is so severe that data recovery is not possible.

There is neither magic power nor miracle in the real world that can recover the lost data from the scratched, extremely corrupted hard drive, or the drive with overwritten sectors. That is why - as professional and honest as we are - no data recovery specialist ever can guarantee the successful recovery outcome beforehand, based on the described symptoms from the customer.

Speaking from our experience, almost every failed hard drive is recoverable only if it is timely brought to our attention, i.e. at the first signs of initial crash. It's really hard to understand why some people postpone bringing the failed device to the professional care in the desperate attempt to revive it, thereby causing the data media slowly die – making data unrecoverable. Something that could be easily avoided, if were brought to the attention of the professionals.

Developing Scratches on Hard Disk Platters

1. When the drive starts failing, there are no visible scratches on the internal disk platters, that covered with the thin magnetic layer – that is practically the DATA!

The disk platters remain clean and shiny...yet:

No scratches on failing HDD yet

2. As soon the first visible scratch lands on the surface, that drive is doomed to die very quick...

Here we go - First visible scratch

3. And finally, what we have now: Absolutely unrecoverable drive. The scratches are all over the platters, the filter (shown with the red arrow) turned black from the dust. The conclusion: drive is brought down to a complete waste - too late to recover anything from one.

Ruined Hard Drive - lost data

Don't bring your crashed drive to both hopeless and beyond recoverable condition. Don't postpone and take it out for professional investigation and data salvaging. We guarantee to recover from your drive everything what is yet possibly recoverable on it and you won't be charged for our labor in those rare and unfortunate situations where no data is recoverable or the recovery outcome is not up to your satisfaction.

From Flight Centre Canada: Seagate Seagate FreeAgent Desk 1.5Tb external - I have a FreeAgent external box and it dropped from a small height.
After the accident the computer didn't detect it anymore and it makes a noise like ticktock with quiet buzzing.
The hard drive was removed from the external enclose and tested separately in computer repair shop.
The technician told me that the abnormal clicking sound from the hard drive is not a good sign. It's possible the spindle or reading heads may be damaged.

I thought I was going to lose my data. Thank God I was wrong.


From Certified general accountant in Toronto, Ontario: Seagate 7200 RPM external - Seagate backup drive is not working and making a busy signal sound (it's ringing like a telephone). It has suddenly stopped working after a dropping accident. Probably, the spindle is stuck and the motor cannot revolve the disks during start up. It needs your help to fix the bad hard drive or quickly restore QuickBooks database.

The required QBW file is downloaded and successfully integrated into the re-installed accounting program.


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