Drive Specific Failures: Hitachi Z7K320

We’ve noticed several Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 hard disk drives come into DataClinic for data recovery.

Interestingly they all have the same symptoms and the same failure: head 1 appears to be weak and will eventually fail making the drive and data on it no longer accessible. Data recovery is possible and there are some unique failure symptoms on this drive too.

Read more about what has been found here: