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Data Recovery – Seagate 5TB External Drive – Liquid Damage

Data Recovery Issue:Data Recovery - Seagate 5TB External Drive - Liquid Damage

The customer checked in a Seagate Barracuda 5TB drive that was dropped in water.

Initial Diagnosis:

The drive was removed from the enclosure and inspected for corrosion.

Data Recovery Update:

The customer put the drive in rice for a long time.
Unfortunately, that didn’t solve the problem. Here is an example of what the liquid did to the drive (heavy corrosion). The next step is to open the drive in our clean room to make sure there is no liquid inside.

Clean Room Data Recovery Cost:

The case is still in Pending status, waiting to open the drive in our clean room.


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Justin C.
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Taylor L.
Can’t say enough good things about Five Star Data Recovery. Took my drive in and had the data back within 24 hours. I was even able to recover the “damaged” files, so pretty much a total recovery of 20 years worth of data. Yeah, yeah, I should have backed up my drive, but I’m just glad that Vahan and the Five Star team were able to get me back in business!
Kip K.

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