Western Digital WD Veloci Raptor Data Recovery

 

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 Issues

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.

Faulty PCB

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.

Bad Sectors

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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