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Transcend Tough Drive on the outside, problematic Seagate Slim on the inside

Interesting Case we had recently. The customer got in touch by email and asked a friend to bring it in from the Scottish Borders as they were coming to Edinburgh. The client informed us that the drive hadn’t been dropped, so given it was a ‘tough drive’, we were curious to know what happened? On […]

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More Recent jobs – WD Passport Drives

We seem to be getting quite a few WD Passport drives in recently.  These drives are pretty common, but most people don’t realise they are all the self encrypting type which means specialist hardware is needed to recover from them typically. Our advanced PC3000 system allowed us to recover from all 3 of these cases. […]

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Recovery from Encrypted WD Passport Drive

We received a few days ago a Western Digital (WD) Passport drive in for recovery where the customer had forgotten the unlock password. Although it is a very common drive and we see quite a few of them in for recovery, not many people realise that these drives actually have a self-encrypting feature that means […]

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Data Recovery on Seagate NAS

      Recently we recovered data from a customer’s Seagate NAS drive.   The NAS drive is basically a desktop drive inside a casing which then allows it to be connected to a Network.   Once extracted. the drive which contained backups of photos and emails was analyzed by our PC3000 system which identified […]

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Fire Damaged Drives – keep your backup’s recent and safely separate

A few weeks ago we received a couple of drives that were in a fire.  Luckily there was no one hurt, but the laptop had basically melted due to the ferocity of the fire.  The laptop, or what was left of it, arrived at our shop in a bin bag, still wet from the water […]

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Water Damaged MSATA SSD – corrupted firmware and chip damage

We had an interesting job this week. A student came in with a water damaged laptop.  It had previously been taken to the university IT support centre where someone thought it would be a good idea to turn it on, while it was still wet.   Not getting any response, the customer took it to a […]

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Data Recovery with severe platter damage (head crash). Step by Step.

We got this internal drive recently by post. The Seagate drive had lived for years inside a DELL Desktop, and for some reason, one day it just gave up.  The customer had been to a few other shops including a high street name, and as they couldn’t do anything, they sent it to us.   The […]

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Hitachi G-Drive Recovery

  A teacher brought in a dropped G-Drive with course material and important files.  The portable drive with the cover opened was just a standard HGST 2.5” hard drive.     Despite some bad sectors, the drive was imaged completely using our Deepspar Disk Imager. Once imaged, we were able to extract 30GB of files […]

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WD Elements 2TB – Wedding Photos for a Pro Photographer

A photographers nightmare.  A 2TB WD Elements Drive came in with an archive of many wedding photos for a professional photographer.  It wasn’t dropped and nothing significant had happened to the drive as far as the owner knew, but it was no longer showing up on any computer.   The Internal 2.0TB drive was analysed […]

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Toshiba Portable with Lost Diving Videos

We had this week a drive that was sent to us from a diver with lost diving footage.   We accept drives from all over the UK, please check our contact page for more info.     The drive suddenly stopped being recognised on his PC.    Drive had faulty sector and head issues. After […]

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