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Data Recovery – Clicking Drive – Signs Of Drive Tampering

Data Recovery Issue:Data Recovery - Clicking Drive - Signs Of Drive Tampering

The customer’s drive is very old and was stored in a storage. The drive is constantly clicking when powered on.
Wanted to share this post with anyone that is experiencing their drive clicking, beeping, or making unusual sounds.

Initial Diagnosis:

Checked in this drive and the customer attempted to open the drive cover. Can’t wait to see the inside of the drive (I’m guessing a lot of contamination).

Data Recovery Update:

We are going to open the drive cover in our clean room to asses the damage.

Clean Room Data Recovery Cost:

We are still in the diagnosis process.


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