Service Desk Call Summary – October 2017

Hi All,

it support personHere’s a summary of the data recovery enquiries we’ve had at the Service Desk this last month. If you have a similar problem please remember to raise the issue with your local ICT engineer first!

  • Hard disk is making clicking noise and wont be seen as a device in my PC. Need to recover files , pictures etc.
  • I’m looking for a quote to recover data from my external hard drive. I think it may have been dropped at one point as it’s making a strange noise and my laptop won’t read the device. I also wanted to know if it’s not recovered, will I still have to pay the full price?
  • It is a external WD My Passport Hard Drive. I think it could be 1 TB, but not sure.
  • It stopped being recognised by the computer.
  • When plugged in, it buzz and the light turns on, but windows doesnt recognise it
  • I own a Toshiba 1TB external hard drive which was recently dropped, causing the drive to develop a ‘click’ and rendering its data inaccessible. I phoned earlier today and explained the situation to Phil, who kindly provided me with a breakdown of the costs involved in recovering the data – I’ve given it some thought, and have decided I would like to use your service (I’m based in London).
  • I have a seagate 1tb external hard-drive and it is no longer working.
  • I have a Seagate Free Agent GoFlex 1.5TB HDD (PN: 9zFAD1-500 1.5 TB). It will not initialise on Mac OS (Sierra) or Windows (8.1) but is recognised when plugged in on both OSs.
  • Seagate ST2000LM003. The HDD stopped working after knocking the laptop onto the floor – therefore presuming it is a mechanical failure.
  • My external hard disk is not detecting on my PC. Until couple of weeks ago, I could see the blue light on it (indication light) on the hard disk. However, now there is no light as well as I can hear a ‘tick tick tick’ sound from it. All I want is to retrieve my word and pdf files.
  • I own a WD 2TB portable drive.The serial number of the drive: *WX91A47AS8HE* P/N: WDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN. I tried various recovery options thinking it was corrupt but to no avail so, I have had to open it to check whether it was a software or a mechanical issue so this where it is at : The floater heads mechanism is not moving and the discs are not spinning. The discs appear to be in good condition. No visible scratches dust or particles. Would it possible to remove the disks and read them on another device or fix the floaters.

Until next month!

A picture or two of hard drives, computer maintenance

A picture or two of hard drives, computer maintenance

IF YOU OWN A CAR, you know what happens when you neglect little things like tuneups.Performance starts to deteriorate, so slowly at first that you hardly notice it. But after a while, the car doesn’t go as fast up hills. It gets noisy, and pulling onto the expressway in traffic becomes an act of courage. Eventually, it may not start at all.Your computer can stand an occasional tuneup, too.Its main moving part, the hard disk, may be the most important part of your machine. It’s where you store your programs and data files, which is reason enough to keep it healthy.

Lost data on a hard drive?