Your Laptop Hard Drive And Why It May Stop Working:
If you are the owner of a laptop and the hard drive has failed it may be because of problems relating to the hardware contained within the hard drive itself. Hard drives, as we all know, are very sensitive pieces of equipment and are made up of the most intricate and delicate components available on the market today. So much so that this technology is not available on the open market and hard drives are assembled in dust-free, sanitary conditions to ensure their ability to function in the first place. With such technology being used on a daily basis and being transported from A to B it can be little wonder that sometimes it fails. There may be issues with the actual technology within the drive such as the spindles, heads, actuator arms and/or platters or there may be problems with the firmware that governs how the hard drives talks to the motherboard to which it is attached. Either way if you are unable to access the data you need because of a hard drive failure we at Plymouth Data Recovery can help you recover it to a new drive or alternate media of your choice.
Laptop Hard Drive Physical Malfunctions:
In the same way as a desktop PC or RAID array drive can fail so can a laptop hard drive. The difference being of course that with laptops being transportable from location to location knocks and bumps can be instrumental in causing problems. An example of this would be the actuator arm within a hard drive which is so thin that it isn’t detectable to the human eye. Thinner than a human hair the actuator arm is such that once it is broken it cannot be repaired or replaced and can leave the hard drive rendered useless. Plymouth Data Recovery are asked regularly to help recover data from hard drives in laptops that have suffered this very problem and do so with a high success rate.
Laptop Hard Drive PCB Failure:
What is a power surge? Well it is exactly as it sounds – too much electricity being sent through a device without warning and without a piece of equipment such as a power surge protector to stop it. You would be amazed at the number of computer users who do not use a power surge protector and suffer loss of data (or access to their data) because a power surge has damaged the PCB (printed circuit board) attached to their hard drive. The destruction of a PCB attached to a hard drive renders it inoperable because the information needed to operate the hard drive is no longer accessible as the PCB is dead. Plymouth Data Recovery however, using our wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as state-of-the-art recovery tools, can retrieve your data that might otherwise be considered lost.
Your Laptop Hard Drive And Firmware:
As we have discussed in other sections of this website, Firmware is the governing program responsible for how a hard drive works in conjunction with the other hardware it is attached to. An example of how firmware works would be your smartphone or wrist-watch. Firmware governs how these work and in doing enable them to carry out the most basic of tasks like counting minutes and hours. Firmware on a hard drive determines at what speed the drive revolutions (RPM) and how it saves information to the platters that revolve at a certain speed. Without firmware to govern how the drive works it is more often than not the case that the drive will not function and no access to data stored on it will be allowed.
Unstable And Disabled Hard Drives:
Has your laptop recently been the unfortunate recipient of a system failure? Have you bore witness to the infamous ‘Blue Screen of Death’ (BSOD)? If so we would posit that perhaps your hard drive is failing and to this end would suggest having it removed and a new one installed. It is not always the case than recovering from a BSOD means the issue has been resolved. It simply means that the operating system in conjunction with your hardware profile has found a way to continue working, for a time. And with this in mind it is worth noting that the more often the ‘Blue Screen of Death’ appears the greater the likelihood is that the hard drive will fail. Plymouth Data Recovery are on hand when this does happen because we are aware than many individuals continue to use their PC or laptop even after the ‘BSOD’ makes itself visible.