Flashback Data has developed specialized data recovery techniques for Hitachi hard disk drives. Most common failures with Hitachi drives include motor bearing failures, magnetic head failures, firmware corruption, service area damage and electromechanical failures.
Flashback Data can recover your lost data from any of the above problems and more by utilizing our state of the art tools and techniques as well as our Class 10 Cleanroom Environment.
Causes of Hitachi Hard Drive Failure
There are many reasons why hard drives fail:
- Wear and tear. Using hard drives every day will wear them down and cause failures.
- Impact. Roughly handling portable electronics, dropping them, or accidentally bumping into them while plugged in will cause problems over time.
- Liquids. Coffee spills, water damage, and other accidental spills can harm external and internal hard drive parts.
- Electrical problems. Power surges and electrical storms can damage storage devices.
- High temperatures. Poor ventilation and high-operating temperatures may cause failures.
- Overwriting. Hard drives are unbootable when important system areas are overwritten.
- Logical failure. Operating system errors, viruses, and accidents may lead to damage to the logical file system.
- Manufacturer’s defect. Many drives fail because of firmware bugs or faulty parts. Manufacturers may have warranties against failures but they will only replace the device and not the data.
Signs of Hitachi Hard Drive Failure
- Repetitive clicking noises coming from your computer usually means mechanical damage to your hard drive
- A message saying Missing Operating System or the Operating System cannot be found
- Computer BIOS cannot detect a hard drive at startup
- A completely silent hard drive may be a sign of electrical problems
- Very slow file access often indicates data corruption
- Endless loop when trying to reboot the system or recurring BSOD (Blue Screen of Death)
- Computer asks to format the drive when it is mounted
- USB drive or device is not recognized when inserted
Hitachi Data Recovery Process
After speaking to a Flashback Data customer service representative, we will give you a scenario-based quote for your Hitachi hard drive and explain how the process works. We also provide a time estimate depending on your chosen service level. We offer many options from low-cost and low-priority to emergency and same-day service.
Step 1: Paperwork
You can fill out the required paperwork here or click Send your Media! below to electronically fill it out and receive an optional UPS shipping label for free. We can also send the paperwork through email if you want to manually fill it out. You can ship your damaged media to us or bring it to our lab.
Step 2: Check-in
After we check your job into our system, we will send you an email and call you when your media arrives safely. The email will contain a username and password to easily track your data recovery job’s status via our client portal.
Step 3: Diagnosis
Once our technicians have diagnosed your drive, you will receive a firm quote of the recovery cost. At this point, you can choose to accept or decline the recovery.
Step 4: Recovery
If you accept the recovery quote, we will begin the recovery process. You can always view your recovery status via the client portal or by calling us at 866.786.5700. Once we have successfully recovered your device, we will provide a file listing of what we recovered so you can check and verify a good recovery.
Step 5: Transfer
We will place the recovered data on another medium after reviewing and approving the file listing. We will then ship the data back to you or you can pick it up from our facilities.
That’s it! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time.
Common Types of Hitachi Hard Drives include:
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