Fujistu Data Recovery Information: Fujitsu’s reputation has certainly improved since they admitted a few years ago that they had released around 9 million defective drives from their MPG and MPF hard drive series into the market with faulty chips (Cirrus Logic Chip). After several months of use hard drives usually failed to spin up, behave erratically, start clicking etc. This happened many years ago, but we still receive these old Fujitsu Hard Disks into our data recovery lab and in 100 percent of the cases we get all data back thanks our Fujitsu MPG Data Recovery Solution. When these drives fail it is essential that you do not attempt to replace a faulty controller board with one from a working drive. Information on the board is specific to the drive it has been attached to and it will not function anywhere else. What’s worse is that a different controller board can cause mechanical failure and dramatically increasing the risk of rendering your data unrecoverable. As soon as you suspect your Fujitsu drive may be about to malfunction, turn the drive off and remove it from the system as soon as possible. The sooner you power down the drive the better your chances of recovering lost data once you send the drive into us for diagnosis.
These days, hard disk drives from Fujitsu (including 3.5, 2.5 and 1.8 notebook format) generally perform with higher than average reliability than is available from other manufacturers.
Fujitsu drive’s can spin up and the head starts clicking right from the beginning with a regular clicking sound. More times than not this a sign of bad heads, if this is the case it is very important to perform accurate diagnostics and eliminate a chance of possible firmware corruption or PCB failure that sometimes could also cause clicking.
The last typical Fujitsu hard drive issue applies also to all other hard drive makes and models, the problem is called bad sectors. After some period of time the disk platters were the data is located starts to degrade and bad sectors appear. freezing, scratching and sometimes even clicking. Whenever the drive attempts to read bad sector it could start freezing, scratching, ticking and sometimes loud clicking. This leads to further damage to the surface and causes more data loss. As soon as you start experiencing such symptoms while reading important files stop the drive immediately and consider sending it to a data recovery company like ourselves for a free diagnostic. Any further attempts to read the Fujitsu drive would just add up to the problems and make more data unrecoverable. In our Data Recovery Lab we use expensive imaging tools that are capable of force reading bad sectors from Fujitsu Hard Disks. This is usually the only way to effectively retrieve data from these Drives.
My RAID 5 server got severely corrupted by windows checkdisk.
R3 data recovery did their best to recover the data and got a lot of files back for me - but a lot was also lost. I doubt anyone else would have managed to do more so better than I feared (rather than better than expected).
R3 are very organised and efficient and provide pretty much 24/7 support. They will show you exactly what they can recover before you have to pay up. Data returned on a USB drive with the original drive delivered back to you in "as received" condition - all included in the "more than I'd hoped but less than I'd feared" cost.
My advice if you have a drive crash is touch nothing and get it to R3; then stand back and let them do the job.. They are totally trustworthy and you won't be ripped off.
Nick Arran - Derby
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