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When a hard drive clicks and grinds it is not trying to keep time to the music playing on the radio. Computer hard drives often give notice they will be quitting soon with clicks, grinds and other interesting noises. Waiting too long to repair, back-up or replace the drive could mean you will soon need hard disk data recovery.
The noises being played by the hard drive symphony are caused by the read/write heads scratching drive platters. In laymen's terms, with every cycle a new scratch is being formed that could be destroying data. Waiting too long could result in complete hard drive failure -insert data recovery center.
At a data recovery center, hard disk data recovery is performed in a "clean" room free from dust and debris that can further damage the drive. An image is made of data and saved on an external drive or disk. The data recovery center will then replace the faulty hard drive with a new, quiet drive.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|