How To Troubleshoot Western Digital Elements External Drive

Elements is the basic brand of external drives from Western Digital. These no-frills disks are usually great value, but when they fail have a few quirks that can make recovery a little awkward. For example the small pocket sized drives usually have a soldered USB port that cannot be removed. There is also automatic encryption, …

Flood Damage Data Recovery

Although hard drives are not completely sealed, they only have a couple of small breather holes which are rarely breached by water. In most cases the external electronic parts (pcb) of the drive receive most of the damage. These parts are not well-protected as they are screwed to the outside of the drive. Salty or …

Fire Damage Data Recovery

Although hard drives are not completely sealed, they only have a couple of small holes which are rarely breached by fire. In most cases the external electronic parts (pcb) of the drive receive most of the damage, leaving the delicate discs and heads intact. The circuit boards are not well-protected as they are screwed to …

FAQ

Here are some answers to our most common questions. Feel free to ask more questions in the comments and we will add the answers here. How much does data recovery cost The cost of data recovery depends on the problem with the drive. Most drives are recovered without needing to take them apart, and we …

Glossary

The world of hard drives and Data Recovery can be full of jargon. Some explanations of the most common terms can be found below. PCB. The PCB, Card or Logic Board is where the electronics and some firmware are stored. The PCB is also where the Power and Data connectors are attached. Platter. The metal …