Last week in January 2017 we had a western digital hard drive in that had problems with a burnt out mainboard or also PCB called. Investigation revealed corrosion on the mainboard and burnt out fuse. Whenever the drive was plugged straight into a computer it crashed straight away. We used DDI and PC-3000 hardware that allow to plug in a drive without causing an overload or damage to a comput..
Blast from the past IDE drive. Western Digital 250GB IDE used in a CCTV system for more than 10 years came to our office on 117 Ormeau Road, United Kingdom, Belfast after it failed for a data recovery. CCTV footage recovery can be tricky since most recording devices uses their own raw format and even if we get the raw data back we need to apply the device specific video codec from the reco..
How much Data can you fit on a modern usb pen drive or dongle? Quite a lot you can save easily 1000’s of pages and hundreds of pictures on them very easy and fast. And that’s where the danger starts with usb pen drives. They can become corrupted every easy or can become accidentally deleted. We get more than 20 usb pen drives in to our Belfast Repair facility every week. At that stage I strongly ..
I am not a huge fan of the Compaq CQ58 laptops. They seem to be slow and running quite hot. Regardless of that we had this one in for a data recovery for photos and exam work. Red wine was spilled on it and. We did a hard drive recovery on it. The HGST drive seemed quite unimpressed with the red wine and I could start the image process right away. 2 hours later we got a good image with all data fo..
Another sick patient that came in this week with problems was a Western Digital 1 Terabyte external hard drive from the “ My Passport Ultra “ series. This model specifically uses hardware encryption by default which adds to the already complicated process of getting hard drive data recovered. Western Digital removed the SATA interface with a custom PCB – USB – Encryption converter. They are..
This week we had an external Seagate 3 Terabyte Barracuda in our Untied Kingdom Belfast based office with clicking sounds and not showing up in Windows. We had the heads replaced with a donor hard drive and could recover about 98% of all data or a total of 1.8T of pictures, music and unforgettable family memories. Head Replacements can be tricky but we got by now a good track record of getting dat..
This was one of our last data recovery cases for 2016. A Dell Poweredge T110 Raid failure caused the whole Windows Server 2008 to crash. Customer called us and within 1 hour a mobile technician was on site with DeepSpar finest mobile tools on the market. 2 Drives failed out of 4 in a Raid 5 configuration. All drives where imaged on site and taken to our Belfast office on 117 Ormeau Road to ..
A 2011 MacBook Pro came in to our United Kingdom Belfast based office this week that was dropped heavily which caused the Seagate hard drive to fail on it. Droping a laptop or Macbook from even a small height can create more than 50g forces on the drive spinning between 5000 - 7200 rpm. Access to the drive and ready to be taken out. 5 years of not cleaning the inside and having pets ca..
SSD drive or Solid State Drives can be a tricky one when it comes to data recovery, however we do have some success stories. We had a client contact us in our United Kingdom Belfast based office because their SSD suddenly vanished. When a data storage device suddenly shows up as empty out of the blue there can be a number of potential reasons for this. After inspecting the drive, we found that..
Client was using the WD my cloud NAS system to save all their business data onto with no additional backup system in place. The client was receiving and error message the WD my cloud system needed to be formatted. Unfortunately, one of the client’s staff members reformatted the drive by mistake. The client performed a recovery themselves using some 3rd party software that they downloaded. Mos..
We had a client arrive into NicoGroup, United Kingdom Belfast, to use our Sata RAID recovery service after having an unfortunate accident with their server. Their IT technician noticed that a single Maxtor hard drive in the server had failed and intended to remove and replace it. However, they accidentally pulled out one of the two remaining healthy hard drives instead crashing the server. Put..
We had a client in our United Kingdom Belfast office whose laptop would not boot up. When they turned on their computer their laptop would simply show a boot error message. When the hard drive was removed, there was a very obvious clicking sound. When a hard drive clicks it usually means something is wrong with its insides. When your hard drive suffers this kind of failure you only have one op..
Our client into his data recovery case had been storing their company’s financial database on an old Seagate Barracuda hard drive. Eventually the old Seagate hard drive installed in the client’s computer gave up. The client found out as soon as they tried to boot up their computer and got a boot error. Here at NicoGroup, United Kingdom Belfast, we diagnosed the issue as a fried PCB board and i..
We had a client int the United Kingdom, Belfast who lost critical files form their SD card, the photos and videos on their SD card were irreplaceable. When the client had gone to transfer the files over to their computer, the computer had failed to recognise the device and prompted them to reformat it. An accidental click was all it took to completely reformat the SD card. A reformat is a smal..