Western Digital WD Veloci Raptor Corporation is
the second largest computer hard disk drive manufacturer in the world. All WD
drives feature Data Lifeguard™ embedded error detection and repair features that
automatically detect, isolate, and repair problem areas that may develop over
extended use of the hard drive. Most common Western Digital hard drives are WD Caviar Blue, WD Caviar Black, WD Scorpio Blue, WD VelociRaptor, WD SiliconEdge Blue, My Book Elite, My Passport Elite, My Passport Essential, WD Elements, WD ShareSpace and WD Livewire. Most common problems Western Digital WD Veloci Raptor drives experience are damage to the circuit board due to overheating/power surges, firmware damage due to corruption in core modules and clicking noise because of damaged or crashed heads.
Symptoms of Western Digital WD Veloci Raptor Disk Failure:
The term "failure", when applies to a hard disk drive, can indicate one of many problems that result in the drive being rendered unusable. This potentially catastrophic occurrence can sometimes be caught in time to prevent total loss. Being able to recognize symptoms of an imminent crash is crucial.
Firmware problems are famous with
Western Digtal WD Veloci Raptor hard drive, like any other hard drive
manufacturers. Firmware modules are located on the service area on the platters.
For some reason if one or more modules get corrupted, Western Digtal WD Veloci Raptor hard drives
become inaccessible. If you attempt to access drives with firmware corruption,
you will see error messages like boot failure, no operating system found,
S.M.A.R.T or other BIOS errors. It is impossible to fix these errors by
Do-it-Yourself data recovery. Recovering data from Western Digtal WD Veloci Raptor hard drives with firmware corruption
requires specialized tools. Therefore, it is recommended to use a professional
data recovery company to fix firmware problems.
Damage to the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) is another reason for
Western Digtal WD Veloci Raptor hard
drives to malfunction. Like all other brands of hard drives, Western Digtal drives are
also very vulnerable to power surges and overheating. These electronics problems
cause spindle motor controller chip to burn and damage the circuit board. When
the circuit board gets damaged, hard drive will not spin when powered on or you
should see or smell the smoke coming out of your computer.
Another problem which is typical for all hard drive manufacturers including
Western Digtal WD Veloci Raptor is bad sectors. Due to aging and other reasons, hard drive platters get
degraded causing bad sectors to appear. When heads hit these areas on the
platters with bad sectors, drive starts making scratching noises. If you keep
running drive in this condition it will lead to further damage to the surface
area. Unfortunately, this kind of problem also cannot be fixed by users and a
specialized data recovery company needs to be contacted for data recovery.
Clicking Hard Disk
Most common symptom of
Western Digtal WD Veloci Raptor hard drives failure is the clicking sound. This
sound is often a sign of broken or damaged heads. Sometimes Western Digtal WD Veloci Raptor hard drives
make musical sound, which is quite different from the regular clicking. Data
recovery from these kind of drives involves fixing or replacing head disk
assembly and requires clean room environment.
If you are experiencing any of the problems listed above
with your Western Digtal WD Veloci Raptor hard drive, please contact Data Extractor Labs,
Inc. at (877) 447-7147. Our engineers are highly trained and experienced in the
latest state-of-the-art data recovery techniques. With years of successful hard
drive recovery experience behind them on almost every Western Digtal data
storage products .
Upon receiving, we will evaluate your hard drive within 2 hours for free and an
analysis report along with the firm quotation will be sent to you for review.
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