Case Studies

Data Recovery from Crashed Heads

A "head crash" occurs when the heads of a hard disk drive.....read more >>

Seismic Data Conversion

A data acquisition client approached us with their 3D marine.....read more >>

Failed RAID Array

Where two drives simultaneously fail or the RAID is degraded.....read more >>

Half Inch Tape

One of our customers approached us with a half inch IBM.....read more >>

Data Forensics

ACPO Guidelines for Electronic Evidence.....read more >>

Magneto Optical Drives

DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine) has become the standard medical image format.....read more >>

Sticktion Problems

When Regal Petroleum wanted to revisit seismic surveys.....read more >>

Electronic/Firmware Failure

When the external electronic components have.....read more >>
 
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Electronic & Firmware Failures Explained

Where the external electrical circuits have failed, recovery from a hard disk in these cases is the easiest to provide, as long as a replacement circuit board can be located. This is not as simple as it sounds, as each hard disk may go through many revisions during its life-cycle, and a revision specific printed circuit board must be held in our parts inventory, or available from our suppliers. Electronic failure is normally easy to diagnose - often the hard disk will not spin and will not be recognised by the BIOS.

Hard disk firmware is the software code that controls, and is embedded in, the physical hard drive hardware. If the firmware of a hard disk becomes corrupted or unreadable the computer is often unable to correctly interact with the hard disk. Frequently the data on the disk is fully recoverable once the drive has been repaired and reprogrammed. The hard disk will spin up when powered on, but be incorrectly recognised / not recognised at all by the computer.

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IBM
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Seagate
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Windows
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Red Hat
Linux
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Ubuntu

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