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Hitachi Hard Drive Data Recovery Emails & Article

Hitachi Deskstar 2TB Internal Hard Drive
Can you help me please? I have a Hitachi Deskstar 2TB drive fitted inside my machine and all has been working well up until the point where I tried to install a second operating system on a partition of the drive. The idea was to run Windows Vista on one partition and Windows 7 on the other; something I was told I could do easily however it won’t go past the 62% mark each time I try to format. I’m now in the position where I don’t have backups and the drive is reporting errors when I try to boot up.

Hitachi Deskstar 1TB SATA Drive
I’ve got a Hitachi Deskstar SATA Drive in my computer that is making a lot of noise and I can’t figure out why. Everything was going ok until the weekend and when I switched the machine on it started to grind and grate as though it was caught on something internally. Now when I boot the machine up I’m getting messages asking me to run chkdsk and if I don’t do this I get nothing at all. If I do run the chkdsk utility the best I get is running Windows in safe mode. Stupidly and I have to hold my hands up to this I haven’t done a back up for ages and all my college work is on there. Running in safe mode won’t allow me to perform a back up and if I try system restore it tells me there are no suitable checkpoints.

Recovering Hitachi Data

Hitachi was formerly known as IBM, and unfortunately for the company, they became associated with their line of devices that were nicknamed “Death Stars.” In the world of data recovery services, these hard drives were known to have an uncharacteristically high failure rate, which was potentially due to the use of a particular type of glass platters. These glass platters were a new form of technology developed by Hitachi, but these platters led to bad sectors within the hard drives, and the eventual loss of data.

For anyone who still uses a device with this particular type of hard drive, the telltale sign that something is wrong is a scratching sound originating in the hard drive. If this is experienced, the only course of action is to turn off the machine immediately and contact a data recovery service like ourselves. Taking any other action could result in the loss of all data, permanently. Data recovery services are experts in working with the particular problems that plague Hitachi hard drives, and will likely be able to address a problem within the device efficiently.

Many users of Hitachi hard drives also experience problems that occur as a result of overheating or power surges, such as burned components on the circuit board. When this occurs, the user will likely notice a strange smell coming from the computer.

If the device is omitting a clicking or knocking sound, the likely cause is due to bad heads. If you suspect bad heads as the root of your problem with a Hitachi drive, it’s best to contact a data recovery service immediately, because the problem could also be related to the drive’s firmware. A data recovery service will be able to complete comprehensive diagnostics before beginning any work on the drive, in order to properly assess the situation and perform any work that is needed in a clean room with the proper tools and training.
Other common reasons Hitachi hard drives fail include:

  • Disk deletion
  • Virus infection
  • Media damage
  • Lost passwords
  • Actuator Failure

Regardless of the source of your Hitachi disk failure, whether it be mechanical, electrical, software corruption or because of human error, it’s important that immediate steps be taken to recover all data. The loss of data is something that can be incredibly detrimental for anyone, whether it’s a workplace environment, or a professional setting.

At the first sign that something is going wrong with your Hitachi drive, the best course of action to be taken is to turn off the device, and make note of everything leading up to the possible failure. Then, it’s important to contact our data recovery center. Data recovery is a highly skilled service, and it can’t typically be performed by traditional IT professionals or the local compute repair shop. Data recovery, in order to be successful, requires a unique environment and a high level of expertise. We have 14 yeasr experience in the data recovery field.
Anyone who attempts to complete a DIY data recovery is likely going to cause further damage, which could make data irretrievable permanently.