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Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200 GB HDD
I have a Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200 GB HDD that stopped working maybe because of overuse and overheating. I am not 100% sure about this but my only basis is because the fan has stopped on the processor, which caused the temperature to skyrocket. Due to that, my computer crashed and automatically turned off. After rebooting the computer, the hard drive was not reconnected so I got a “NTLDR missing” error. I rebooted once more but still the hard drive was not reconnected. I tried rebooting a few times more but still I got the same error every time. I tried all fixes that I know like freezing the drive, lightly tapping it, gently dropping it, etc. but none works. I switched the PCB board of another Maxtor HDD but it still doesn’t work and all I can hear is a loud sound. I am afraid that the drive is dead and the all my data on the DiamondMax is lost and thus I need it recovered.

I have a Maxtor Personal Storage hard drive, with 200gb of storage space. I have collected a lot of data onto that drive, and have not backed up some of it. I am now in a lot of serious trouble, because the Maxtor is clicking repeatedly, and I have not been able to get the computer to recognise it. These problems occurred out of the blue, and I have not been able to recover anything since that time. I am now looking for assistance with the hard drive, as it seems that my only solution is to get expert help. The clicking sound starts as soon as I start up the system, and continues until I turn off the external hard drive. I know that this might be the Click of Death, and in that case I am very worried indeed.

Maxtor Hard Drive Data Recovery

Despite the fact that Maxtor was bought by Seagate in 2005, the brand still continues to be manufactured. Although they are considered an incredibly reliable and high-quality external hard drive, as with any hard drive device, they are susceptible to damage and other failures that can potentially lead to the loss of data, if the situation is not properly handled by a data recovery service.

Having a problem arise that could result in the loss of data can not only be personally detrimental, but can also be damaging from a professional standpoint, so it’s important that a data recovery service work to salvage data as effectively and efficiently as possible.
The following are some of the most common problems experienced by Maxtor hard drives that can result in failure:

Bad Sectors and Degradation
When a hard drive’s ability to read data from platters becomes degraded the problem will eventually begin to affect a mechanical hard drive. It may not occur immediately, but it is inevitable, over a period of time. Typically, when this problem occurs, the drive has the ability to remap the sectors that are causing the problem and replace those sectors with reserve sectors located on the disk. However, once a sector-related problem becomes very evident to a user, it can be too late in terms of data retrieval, unless you seek the services of a professional data recovery service.

Mechanical Failures
As with any hard drive, or really any type of device at all, Maxtor external hard drives can experience a failure because of a problem with one of the moving parts in the device. Hard drives experience mechanical failures most commonly with the motor spindle assembly and the read write heads. Often, when a device is experiencing a mechanical-related failure, the user will hear strange noises, such as clicking, screeching, beeping or grinding. If a user begins to suspect a mechanical failure, the best course of action is to discontinue the use of the device immediately and contact a professional data recovery service before more damage can be incurred.

Firmware Corruption
Firmware, in simple terms, is the code that determines how a Maxtor device communicates with external devices, initializes and handles internal defects. If a hard drive undergoes a failure because of the corruption of the microcode of the firmware data storage is no longer possible on the device. Whenever a computer tries to access the Maxtor hard drive, it will result in an error message for the user. Specifically, when this happens with a Maxtor device, it is common that the drive’s ID will be shown as the family name as opposed to the model number. Often, components of a devices’ firmware are specific to that device, and repairing problems related to firmware corruption requires a high level of expertise.

If these or any other problems occur when using a Maxtor external hard drive, it’s best to discontinue use of the device immediately and contact a data recovery service. When individuals attempt to troubleshoot problems being experienced with a Maxtor hard drive it can lead to more problems and it decreases the likelihood that data can be recovered, even by a team of Maxtor data recovery experts.