1731 S Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91204

WD (WD1600BEVS-60RST0) Media Damage

Data Recovery Issue:

The customer’s drive was making noise, randomly. The customer ran a bunch of software with the drive making the sounds.

Initial Diagnosis:

We opened the drive in our cleanroom to inspect the heads, platters, and for contamination. We had a donor part in stock that was a near-perfect part. We replaced the heads with a compatible donor and the drive is now running without any sounds.

Data Recovery Update:

We were able to recover 99.5% of the customer’s data.

Clean Room Data Recovery Cost:

Our fee for cleanroom recoveries is flat rate $950.00.



Working with Five Star Data Recovery was a great experience. It’s never a fun day when you find that your data is in trouble…but the team at Five Star was very quick to answer questions on a weekend after hrs and then promptly got to work as soon as we dropped off our corrupt CFast card. The whole process was very clear, they communicated often and in detail and in the end were 100% successful in recovering everything we needed. Our footage was saved and it was top notch service along the way. The final invoice was exactly what he quoted at the beginning with no surprise costs. I 100% recommend Vahan and his team.
Justin C.
I am so thankful that they have 24/7 support on the phone. I just recently called after my hard drive fell onto carpet. They had all the answers and knew exactly what they were talking about. I would recommend them for hard drive support!
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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