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Hard Drive Head Replacement

Hard Drives Gone Bad

Bad heads are a common problem with hard drives. When the internal components named “the read and write heads” start to go bad, the data on the platter become illegible by the hard drive. It is easy to visualize if you think about the inside of a hard drive looking like an old, vintage record player. The read and write heads are the components on the end of the actuator arm which moves along the disk shaped platter of the hard drive to read and write your data.

In general, heads within a hard drive begin to go bad. The hard drive may begin to make clicking or scratching sounds. This is a signal for overall BAD health of the hard drive. Overall, if you have a hard drive that has begun making strange noises, or you know that your data is not being read properly, then it is time to bring in your hard drive to Five Star Data Recovery for our data recovery team to repair the bad heads for you.


Take advantage of our FREE diagnosis

What else do you have to lose? No pun intended, but on a more serious note, you should take advantage of our FREE chances of recovery. You can only be known for sure after a diagnosis and evaluation by one of our data recovery engineers.  If you are in a situation where you have made a mistake and do not know what to do, use our live chat feature or call our customer service to reach a data recovery engineer at anytime of the day.

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Free Diagnosis!

Please keep in mind that our certified data recovery technicians offer FREE diagnosis and FREE price quotes! Generally, you will have a clear understanding of the actual issue that has arisen with your hard drive. You will get a price estimate of how much it would cost for the data recovery job to be complete.

Furthermore, the trust and loyalty of each customer is highly valued by our team at Five Star Data Recovery. Luckily, your data and personal information will be 100% secure. Your important data will stay private at all times. Fortunately, only the owner of the hard drive will be able to see the data we recover from the damaged hard drive. Nevertheless, please contact us at 818-272-8866 for more information about our data recovery process.

Fantastic experience! From start to finish, Vahan and his team were amazing… incredibly knowledgeable, kind, comforting, and easy to talk to. And…. even better, they were able to save most of my corrupted files. Highly recommended!
Justin M.
Vahan and his team were very communicative and helpful. I had an external hard drive that crashed. It was a 2TB Seagate. He was able to get all my files back. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for data recovery to come to 5 stars. They’re very friendly and respectful. They will answer all your questions.
Danni G.
Very efficient, very clean place, super nice people.  Highly recommend them for their fast service.
Beth J.
Excellent, courteous, and professional staff. From the front office staff to the engineers they’re all pros! I was told by other places that my data probably wouldn’t be able to be retrieved. And their quotes were ridiculously expensive. One place wanted to charge more than twice the cost of my Mac. Five Star were quite different: Pleasant, never pushy, reasonable prices, and excellent service. They were able to recover all my data and had it ready in less than a day! Highly recommend 5 Star. BTW Ellen is super cool!
Lucas A.
Losing data is never a fun experience. However Five Star Data Recovery makes you not feel as bad for dropping a hard drive, or losing any files. The facility is neat and clean, and they have a certified clean room for all the repairs which automatically makes them better than your average. The ladies at the front desk were inviting & sweet. The communication throughout the process was transparent and clear. My hard drive was fixed, recovered, and transferred to a new drive in only a few days, and at a competing, or even better price than the next. Thank you guys!
Perla D.


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Hard Drive Head Replacement

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