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Mechanical failure – read/write heads & spindle motor

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inside hard disk

A failed HDD with a deep head crash and annotations pointing to key components inside the hard disk drive

Understanding a HDD mechanical failure.

At CDR we try to give customers plenty of information to help them understand how their hard disk drive or solid state disk has failed, what can be done to recover the data, and give them a fixed price quotation for the work. Our quotations always include the cost of donor parts required to complete the work so there will not be any nasty surprises once we make a start on the recovery work.

This week we cover mechanical failures, including faults associated with the read-write heads, spindle motor and pre-amplifier.