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Data Recovery – WD10SDRW-11A0XS0 – Clicking

Data Recovery Issue:

Just checked in a Western Digital 1TB (WD10SDRW-11A0XS0) drive. The drive was initially at a computer repair shop where they diagnosed the drive to be clicking.

Initial Diagnosis:

We opened the drive in our clean room and this is what we saw. Once we removed the read/write heads from the drive and inspected it under the microscope, we can tell the situation is severe :(.

Data Recovery Update:

We replaced the heads with a compatible donor and the new heads were not able to read the platters. The read/write heads are extremely damaged and most probably caused irreversible damage to the platters. Data Recovery – WD10SDRW-11A0XS0 – Clicking

Clean Room Data Recovery Cost:

Unfortunately, the damage was too severe. There was no charge since we couldn’t recover the data.


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