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Hard drive repair service for Newcastle

A vast majority of computer owners never think about their hard drives. In fact, most people take this valuable computer component for granted.  Restarting the operating systems on occasion whenever a program gets hung up doesn’t cure the underlying problem. Nonetheless, the hard drive is overlooked and we assume it will be fine until we upgrade our system. While it's true that the typical hard drive will last for years, this component along with the DVD/CD and floppy disk drive are devices with moving parts. Therefore, it’s foreseeable that it will wear out eventually.  It’s just a matter of when it will occur.

The most recent and critical information is stored on the hard drive, making it far more damaging than that of a floppy drive or DVD failure.

Avoid a Hard Drive Crash by Catching the Warning Signs

Sometimes a hard drive may experience failure or sudden crash without any warning, but many times there are warning signs that will let you know when to take action. Changes in performance, intermittent failures, or unexpected blue screens are major signs that the hard drive may be dying out permanently. The most obvious warning sign with a hard drive is unusual clicking, grinding, or scraping noises.  Immediately shut your system down if you hear any of those sounds. Such noises point to a drive with failed components. All data could be lost if the system remains powered under such conditions.

The Only Guaranteed Protection is to Backup Your Files

The only real guarantee for protecting your data is putting in place and maintaining a reliable backup system. Although the majority of lost data can often be recovered after such a disk drive crash, it’s not always possible. A backup plan is like an insurance policy. No one would buy an insurance policy without carefully understanding its coverage and provisions. Similarly, you should not rely on a backup system that hasn't been well thought out and tested. It's not a question of if you will have a hard drive crash; it's a question of when. To go one more day without a tested Data Recovery Plan is like playing Russian Roulette with the data on your hard drive!


You should never open the cover of a failed hard disk drive in attempt to repair, salvage or recover data. Today’s hard disk drives tolerances are very tight and the materials used inside are so technologically advanced that even the smallest speck of dust, contaminants or even gaseous can disrupt the delicate balance of the drives ecosystem. Any such disruption not only destroys the drive but all the data contained on it.

Data is written on the drives by one or more read/write heads that are designed to manipulate magnetic particles on the disk surface. This read/write activity happens with the read/write heads literally flying one two-thousands the width of human hair above the platters at speeds of anywhere from 4,000 to 15,000 RPM.  You will NOT be able to repair it yourself.

We can repair all makes and models of hard drive, including  Fujitsu, IBM, Maxtor, Quantum, Samsung, Toshiba, Western Digital.

Remember, we are very experienced. No matter how bad you may think the situation is, no doubt we have seen a simular situation before and have been able to help!

Give us a call today.