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Data Recovery – Seagate Drive – Clicking

Data Recovery Issue:Data Recovery - Seagate Drive - Clicking

The customer checked in an older Seagate 1TB drive that was in storage for a very long time. When the drive is connected, it makes a constant clicking sound.

Initial Diagnosis:

The drive cover was unfortunately opened and not in a clean room.

Data Recovery Update:

The condition of the drive is extremely horrible. All 4 platter surfaces are scratched. don’t have enough history on the drive to know why and how this happened, but it looks like the drive was definitely powered on for a long time while it was actually clicking .

Clean Room Data Recovery Cost:

There was a $100.00 fee for the drive cover being opened. Still in the diagnosis process.


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