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Western Digital 250GB EIDE Internal Hard Drive
I bought this Western Digital hard drive around two and a half years ago. It is performing quite well and is mostly quiet. It would heat up though, so I would mount it on a temperature-controlled fan based hard disk cooler. It worked great for two years, and then the SMART warning went off because scandisk found thousands of corrupted files. I contacted Western Digital and the replacement arrived three days after. I copied my files from the previous disk to the new one. After a day, the drive made loud noises, and then crashed. The drive cannot be recognised by the computer after that. Again, I contacted Western Digital and they quickly replaced it with a new one. I have a problem as I shipped back the original disk to WD.

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS Hard Drive
I got this hard drive for a computer upgrade. The operating system installed smoothly and everything seemed okay, but 3 weeks later I started getting blue screens of death. When it goes on sleep mode, the blue screen pops up. When a huge file is being moved, the blue screen pops up. I tried using Western Digital’s diagnostic tool but it told me everything was fine. I tried running the extended scan, and then the blue screen comes up again. The problem has got to the stage that the drive does not get detected in the bios anymore.

Western Hard Disk Recovery Retrieves Data from Problem Drives

The size of hard drives continues to grow, and the amount of data that people manage to create in order to fill them grows just as fast. High resolution imagery and the convenience of being able to store absolutely everything in one place means that many people use their hard drive as a single place of storage for all of their important files. While Western Digital hard disks are very reliable, they are not resistant to every type of damage or corruption that can affect data storage systems. Therefore if you keep all of your data on a single drive, you may find yourself in a bit of a panic if it suddenly fails for some reason.

It is worth pointing out that in many cases the major error that occurs is that whoever is using the system makes changes to the operating system that then changes the permissions to the data and that can leave the data inaccessible by anyone. Also it is possible to accidentally delete files either through direct deletion or perhaps when a drive is being formatted there may be files that have been left on the drive that have not been backed up. The user errors are usually relatively easily rectified either by resetting the permissions within the software or by using software to locate the files that are on the hard drive that no longer have pointers and reinstating them.

While user errors are frustrating and can cause some inconvenience, they generally do not require much time to rectify them so that you can regain access to all of your data. A more serious problem is if an error is introduced by the system into the operating system software. This can lead to the drive not mounting and your computer not booting up at all. The operating system is key to accessing the data on an internal hard drive and so your data then only becomes accessible if you slave your hard drive to another machine. You can repair your operating system, or completely reinstall it, without backing up your data, but it is advisable to take a copy of your data just in case there are any problems when repairing the operating system.

Other types of errors that can be seen on a hard disk mainly involve types of physical damage. These can be caused by a fault that is integral to the drive, or it can be caused by an external influence, such as an impact, extreme temperatures, water or damp or an electrical surge, to name just a few. In these cases the amount of damage is going to be very variable.

If your drive becomes inaccessible for any reason you can give our Western Digital recovery experts a call and gain a diagnosis of the exact problem with your hard drive along with any advice that you need about how to go about getting the data on it recovered. Our advice is free, and we can also offer you a quote so that you can easily work out the most cost-effective method for you to get your data back.