Data Recovery from Seagate hard disk drives
Data Clinic are able to recover data from any type of Seagate hard disk.
Common capacities:80Gb, 100Gb, 120Gb, 160Gb, 200Gb, 250Gb, 300Gb, 400Gb, 500Gb, 750Gb (all PATA); 160Gb, 300Gb, 400Gb, 500Gb, 1Tb, 1.5Tb, 2Tb, 3Tb, 4Tb (all SATA)
Information: There are three common models of Seagate 3.5″ hard disk:
- Seagate Barracuda - Popular drives that use either IDE or SATA interfaces. These drives have been manufactured in large numbers and are widely used as they are fast, quiet (unlike their U series predecessors !) and offer huge storage potential.
- Seagate U series - Various models were produced in each series, eg. U4, U5, U6 etc. These are older IDE drives that are easily recognisable by their black rubber sleeves. Note: These sleeves are removable and It”s important not to loose or obscure the information on them as the information printed there is not duplicated anywhere else on this disk. Whilst a typical U series drive operates noisily, it”s generally not a cause for concern.
- Seagate Cheetah -Common high performance drives that use either a SCSI or Fibre Channel interface.
General notes:Well thought-out and often made using good quality PCB & HDA components.
Data recovery: Although Seagate drives fail infrequently, when they do fail it”s often with the following easily identifyable symptoms:
- The drive will appear dead and will not be recognised by the computer
- The drive will make a ticking noise when powered up and will not be recognised by the computer
- The drive will power up normally but will not be recognised by the computer OR will be recognised but report a size of 0 bytes. This is a unique failure symptom of the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 series of hard drive.
- The drive will power up normally but not be recognised by the computer. The drive belongs to the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 family of hard drives.
The data on drives exhibiting these symtoms is often fully recoverable but it”s important that the drive is powered down and not re-started as further use of the drive can make the data unrecoverable.
What if I have one of these drives but the symptoms are different?:This is quite possible, Seagate drives are still prone to all the other problems hard disks suffer from ie. mechanical failure, logical failure, bad sectors etc., just less often.
What should I do?:
Call the Data Clinic and talk your problem through with us on 0871 977 2525, or fill out our auto-form and we”ll call you back