Hard Disk Drive Repair
Data recovery companies repair hard drives for a temporary amount of time for only one
reason: to extract data. Unless the damaged drive has extremely valuable data on it, it is a
more secure and cost-effective option to purchase a new drive rather than repair the
There are a number of reasons why hard drive repair just not
worth the time or money. First, in order to repair a drive, a
donor drive must be provided or purchased. At this point,
you’ve already bought another hard drive.
Second, searching for and buying a matching donor drive is far
more expensive than buying a new or used, equal capacity
hard drive. Donor drives must match the original drive, from
the model number down to the firmware. This drive is not to
be purchased as a means of replacement– an engineer must
sacrifice this donor drive in order to repair the original drive.
There is no such thing as permanent hard drive repair. Once a drive’s function has been compromised, it
is no longer a reliable storage device. Even if an engineer manages to bring your drive back to life, there
is no doubt that your drive will crash again shortly after its attempted repair. Engineers are only able to
repair the drive for a short amount of time in order to extract sectors with info or to clone the drive itself.
Once the hard drive is repaired, most of the time you can only read the data with data recovery
Instead of spending the extra money to take the risk of having your hard drive survive just a little while
longer, it is advised that you skip any sort of “repair” process and purchase a new hard drive instead.
Performing data recovery on the old drive and transferring the data to a new hard drive is a much more
reliable, long-term solution for your money. Call us now.
Platinum Data Recovery does not provide hard drive repair services, but we can definitely try to get your lost data back.