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Can data be recovered from clicking hard drive?

If you're facing a clicking hard drive, the situation may seem dire, but there's still a good chance for recovery, especially with a skilled team on your side. At Rossmann Repair Group, we frequently handle hard drives with clicking issues, employing our in-depth expertise to offer reliable data recovery services right here in Austin.

Understanding the Clicking Sound

A hard drive makes a clicking noise due to problems with its read/write heads. These intricate components hover over the drive's platters to access your data. If they're stuck or damaged, they make that telltale clicking sound as they unsuccessfully try to align with the data tracks.

Rossmann Repair Group's Expertise in Hard Drive Repairs

Our approach differentiates between stuck heads—a condition that sometimes can be resolved without replacing the entire head assembly—and bad heads, which require a comprehensive replacement. The latter is a delicate procedure, demanding precision and compatibility down to the smallest details due to the unique factory calibration of each drive.

The Process and Precision of Head Swaps

We conduct head swaps in a Purair VLF-48 to avoid contamination, a process that involves finding a precisely matched donor. The cost associated with head replacements reflects the specialized labor and the need for an exact part match, which can be both time-consuming and resource-intensive to procure. If microjogs are off by even small amounts, the heads from a donor drive will not work on the patient(your drive). Think of it like swapping a kidney or a heart; not only must you find a perfect donor organ, you also must find someone skilled enough to perform the swap. 

Why DIY Attempts Are Risky

Attempting to open a clicking hard drive yourself can be disastrous. Without a controlled environment, such as a clean room, exposure to everyday dust can render your data irretrievable. It's a risk that's not worth taking, especially when you consider the expertise and facilities available at Rossmann Repair Group.

Our Commitment to Affordable Service

Our pricing, ranging from $900 to $2000, is not just competitive but significantly more economical compared to what you might encounter at high-profile data recovery firms such as DriveSavers, SecureData, or Ontrack. These services often quote prices that can be substantially higher due to their larger scale operations and branding. 

Rossmann Repair Group's Commitment

We've built a reputation for handling each data recovery case with the utmost care and professionalism. When you bring your clicking hard drive to us, you're not just getting a service; you're getting the peace of mind that comes from knowing that we have the tools, the expertise, and the dedication to give you the best shot at getting your data back, at a fair price. 

Check out a real data recovery below!

If you’re feeling curious, watch our process.
Have a failed external USB drive? We can by-pass the USB on your drive and go straight for your data!
Stuck heads? No problem! We have the tools and the clean room to un-stick your heads..
We can do clean room data recovery on premises when necessary.
Inspecting a 6 head stack from a donor drive before it goes into the patient.

Top Reasons To Have Your Repairs Done By Us

We do all data recovery in-house at our repair workshop location.

Our pricing is fair.

We do not pay for expensive adwords & affiliate marketing, which is why our pricing is fair!

We provide you with a no hassle free estimate.

Get In Touch with Us

Give us a call or fill out the form below to get a fast price estimate on a fix for your device.  If you are not local, we also offer a very streamlined Mail-In Service which makes it very easy to work with us from anywhere in the country.
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