What hard drives have more chances of recovery…?

Rate this item
(0 votes)

b2ap3_thumbnail_iStock_000005744869XSmall.jpg

Expert’s opinion

All manufacturers always have some unsuccessful models and as a matter of fact the source of the problem often lies outside the disk. So, a question of reliability should look more like the following: “What disk has the most chances of successful recovery?” We tried to get the answer to this question from the leading engineer of ACE Lab, Mr. Sergey Yatsenko, whose eyes and hands saw and touched thousands of disks.

“More successful in terms of recovery (i.e. it us easier to match heads, comparatively low number of extremely complex nodes etc.) are the products of Seagate, Samsung, Hitachi-IBM (HGST), Fujitsu (2.5") and, perhaps, Toshiba (2.5"), although the latter has a nasty problem with leakage of spindle motor bearing because its cap is not welded, it is stuck... Though the Maxtor’s cap is stuck as well, it doesn’t create problems owing to its bigger thickness and size.

Then this list is followed by disks giving a lot of troubles during recovery, although they do not crash more often than the abovementioned devices.

Maxtor made us ‘happy’ with its buggy writing and instability of heads. For WDC it is extremely difficult to find match to its faulty heads and in some cases to restore service area functionality. On top of that they have static translator which leads to inability of reading user data if translator’s modules and services area defect tables are destroyed. Even though there is no more Quantum company, its disks continue to crash and they are virtually irrecoverable. The most effective, however not productive, recovery method is freezing. In some cases a disk, frozen under -10 Celsius, gives data after 30 mins. But bear in mind that this trick is not always successful. Replacement of heads in such disks is extremely complicated and for a three-heads (and more) disk it is virtually impossible (it is possible but it takes an impressive amount of man-hours and efforts). If someone still has Quantum AS, I strongly recommend to get rid of it. Maxtor and WDC do not seem to cope up well with their own flaws and difficulties... Naturally, it is difficult to provide an objective judgment, but I am judging from what I see.”

Last modified on Thursday, 21 May 2015 16:58
Data Recovery Expert

Viktor S., Ph.D. (Electrical/Computer Engineering), was hired by DataRecoup, the international data recovery corporation, in 2012. Promoted to Engineering Senior Manager in 2010 and then to his current position, as C.I.O. of DataRecoup, in 2014. Responsible for the management of critical, high-priority RAID data recovery cases and the application of his expert, comprehensive knowledge in database data retrieval. He is also responsible for planning and implementing SEO/SEM and other internet-based marketing strategies. Currently, Viktor S., Ph.D., is focusing on the further development and expansion of DataRecoup’s major internet marketing campaign for their already successful proprietary software application “Data Recovery for Windows” (an application which he developed).

51 comments

  • Comment Link Austin Friday, 30 March 2018 18:24 posted by Austin

    You are so interesting! I do not suppose I've truly read something like this before.
    So great to find another person with some unique thoughts on this subject matter.
    Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This website is something that's needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

  • Comment Link Claudia Saturday, 03 March 2018 05:36 posted by Claudia

    So we started looking into doggie daycare locations.

  • Comment Link Willis Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:51 posted by Willis

    Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I
    provide credit and sources back to your blog? My blog site is in the very same area of interest as yours and my visitors would truly benefit from some of the
    information you present here. Please let me know if this alright with you.

    Many thanks!

  • Comment Link Lourdes Wednesday, 21 February 2018 02:09 posted by Lourdes

    Welcome to Take-Out Trash Junk Removal Service.

  • Comment Link Juliane Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:52 posted by Juliane

    No bulk items or yard waste collected with trash.

  • Comment Link Rachael Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:31 posted by Rachael

    Glorioso Tree Service is a UNBELIEVABLE company.

  • Comment Link Enriqueta Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:20 posted by Enriqueta

    Worldwide motor yacht brokerage specialists.

  • Comment Link Tammie Tuesday, 20 February 2018 07:30 posted by Tammie

    Had installations plus spring replaced through the years.

  • Comment Link Jefferson Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:58 posted by Jefferson

    A. Change Damaged, Dead, or Dying Trees.

  • Comment Link Harvey Monday, 19 February 2018 21:06 posted by Harvey

    The foundation of any asphalt driveway is the bottom.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.