Western Digital Hard Drive Data Recovery.
Datlabs repair and recover data from all faulty Western Digital hard disk drives. Recovering data from dropped, clicking and beeping WD My Passport and WD Elements portable hard drives is a speciality.
Whatever the problem you are having with your Western Digital Portable Hard Drive, the Datlabs technical team will have more than likely seen it a hundred times before.
If you need assistance then contact our team of experts using Online Chat, Call Back Request form or simply Call our Help Desk and discuss the problems you are having.
W D hard drive typical failure problems:-
W D Elements and Passport Drive Failure.
The convenient size and transport of Western Digital Element and Passport hard drives leaves them susceptible to mishap and accidental damage. Western Digital My Passport and Western Digital Elements hard disk drive product ranges once dropped or knocked typically produce clicking sounds that generally indicate a read write head mechanism fault. Whilst buzzing sounds can indicate that the device spindle motor is jammed due to a condition we call “stiction.” USB connector damage, water and liquid ingress are all in a days work for the Datlabs data recovery team.
W D Hard Disk Drive Mechanical Failure.
The most common symptoms associated with faulty Western Digital Hard Disk Drives, (as with most hard disk drives) are clicking and buzzing sounds. Clicking sounds are generally caused by read/write head failure and buzzing sounds are generally associated with spindle motor malfunction (the spindle motor rotates the hard disk platters). In these cases the hard disk drive assembly needs to be serviced in our clean air facility and fitted with replacement parts that restore it to a working condition. Once the hard disk drive is operational the data stored on its recording media can be extracted, error checked and transferred to a new and more reliable data storage device.
W D Hard Disk Drive Electronic Failure.
Typically electronic components are susceptible to failure caused by over heating, over voltage, static discharge or short circuits. Western Digital hard drive electronic failure conditions can be manifest and precise diagnosis can only be undertaken using specialist test equipment. Isolating and resolving a precise fault condition can be complex however considering basic symptoms can be useful in determining the overall nature of a fault and what work will be needed to restore access to your data.
A completely dead and unresponsive hard disk drive, unrecognized by your BIOS or operating system with no signs of life such as a motor spinning can among other things indicate a damaged edge connector or blown in-line or on-board fuses.
A spinning motor however is a possible indication that the basic electronics are functional and that elements affecting the read/write functionality of the device have become corrupt or faulty and can be rectified to regain access to your data.
Hard Disk Drive Logical Failures.
Drive is spinning and boots fine however can see folder s but cant open them, These types of conditions are what we call logical failures and are normally associated with a corrupt file structure. these conditions are not unique to Western Digital Hard Disk Drives .
Returning Your Recovered Data to you:
An unexpected hard drive failure is an unsettling “never again” experience following which Datlabs customers want to know two things ;
- how to ensure we don’t need your services again
- what’s the best hard drive to store their data on.
The response to point one is easy “create as many copies of your data on as many different platforms as is possible and ensure you protect and keep them accessible and safe in the event one of them fails”.
The answer to point two is far more complex and is the subject of burgeoning product choices and an ever increasing number of user applications. The best we can offer under these circumstances is to point users to manufacturer product details that will assist with their buying and deployment decisions. An example (please check the W D current product pages and information) of this information as provided by Western Digital is shown here:-
Our WD Data Recovery Service Works Like This:-
W D Hard Drive Types Explained
Western Digital Green Drives.
Heat has a large impact on the overall reliability of a HDD’s. Heat increases power consumption and the possibility to hard disk drive failure. Western Digital Green hard disk drives have on board drive temperature management that provides for cooler operation and an extended Mean Time Between Failure. This alongside the W D C Intelli-Seek technology balances performance and power. The W D Green product lines have acoustic dampening and reduced vibration and advanced 4K HDD formatting. WD Green products feature a Dual Stage Actuator, which delivers higher precision motion that reduces inherent bit errors. Ramp Load Technology also protects the drive by ensuring the recording head never touches the disk media, reducing wear and tear to the head and increases drive reliability.
Western Digital Red Drives.
The RED hard disk drive product is specifically targeted for use in a broader portfolio of NAS system RAID solutions with a maximum of 8 bays running under WD NAS ware 3.0. These RED hard disk drives are specifically designed for SMB customers and whose application is suited to streaming media, back- up, file sharing with mobile devices, computers. Firmware technology built into every WD Red drive, seamless integration, robust data protection and optimal performance for systems operating in NAS and RAID environments.
Western Digital Black Drives.
The latest WD Black desktop hard drives offer enhanced features that maximize system performance. The product is designed for use in performance and workstation PCs equipped with high-end components. The WD Black hard drives feature Vibration Control Technology (VCT) which allows the disks inside the drive to adapt to any mounting problems or vibration conditions that are inside your case, resulting in increased data accuracy, performance and reliability over time. Put simply, this means you can game harder, faster and longer. In addition to Vibration Control Technology (VCT), WD Black is also equipped with StableTrac Technology, which secures the motor shaft inside the drive at both ends to help reduce additional system-induced vibrations. StableTrac stabilizes the hard disk platters resulting in more accurate tracking in a particular sector during read and write operations. The WD Black products also use dynamic caching algorithm improves performance in real time by optimizing cache allocation between reads and writes and ramp technology.
Western Digital Blue Drives.
WD Blue is an entry level device for everyday storage solution requirements. WD Blue is available in a broad range of entry-level capacities, cache sizes, form factors and interfaces. WD Blue storage is tested and recommended for use in desktop and All-in-One PCs, industrial applications, notebooks, and external enclosures where capacity is not needed.