Hard Disk Drive Corrupt Firmware.
Hard drives with corrupt or deleted firmware require specialist diagnostic test equipment to diagnose and remedy the problems.
The hard drive firmware is the operating code or as we like to call it the drives own operating system, which controls the actual hard drive operation. From time to time this firmware can become corrupted, damaged or become inaccessible and access to data on the drive will be lost.
Symptoms of a firmware failure vary, however if your drive sounds as it should and isn’t recognized in BIOS then it may just be suffering from a firmware failure. Is your device is recognized in BIOS with an unusual capacity or incorrect drive label then this is an indication that the hard drive firmware is faulty or corrupt.
Updating, repairing and correcting faulty hard drive firmware requires that you have access to the hard drive interface at machine code level using specialist equipment. Here at Datlabs we have all the tools and experience needed to overcome firmware failure and recover inaccessible data.