Data Recovery for Toshiba DT01ACA Series Hard Drives

The Toshiba DT01ACA series is reliable, but hard drive failures can still occur. Here’s a look at common scenarios and data recovery options.
November 26, 2021

Can You Fix a Broken SATA Connector on a Hard Drive?

A hard drive’s Serial ATA (or SATA) connector allows storage media to interface with the computer. It’s essential to hard drive operation — and unfortunately, it’s an extremely fragile component. With a small amount of pressure, computer users can easily...
November 23, 2021

Do-It-Yourself Hard Drive Data Recovery: 4 Factors to Consider

When your hard drive fails — or you suddenly lose access to important files, and you realize that you don’t have a functional backup — you’ll need to either recreate your work or find a way to recover the data....
November 18, 2021

Can Data Recovery Software Fix a Corrupted Hard Drive?

Data recovery software might fix a corrupted hard drive — or cause permanent data loss. Before attempting recovery, understand the risks.
November 16, 2021

What Is A Hard Drive Controller?

A hard drive controller transfers data to and from the computer’s CPU. Here’s an overview of this component along with common failure scenarios.
October 26, 2021

What is the Hard Drive Actuator Assembly?

The hard drive actuator assembly includes several components that read and write data from the platters (or disks). Here’s an overview.
October 20, 2021

Chinese Cryptocurrency Miners Selling Used SSDs, But There’s A Catch

The plunging price of the cryptocurrency Chia has flooded the international market with used hard drives and solid state drives, according to a recent report from VNExpress International. The article cites a Facebook group with more than 5,000 Chia traders....
October 4, 2021

What is a Hard Drive’s Landing Zone?

A hard drive’s landing zone (or LZone, or LZ) identifies the parking location of the read/write heads. Here’s a detailed description.
September 29, 2021

Are Used Hard Drives and SSDs Less Reliable?

Buying used hard drives can save you money, but “refurbished" storage media carries significant risks. Here’s what you need to know.
September 15, 2021

How Does A Surge Protector Prevent Hard Drive Failures?

All electronic devices need to be connected to a surge protector, and that’s particularly true for devices that store data. Hard drives rely on controllers, which allow the drive to transfer information to (and from) your computer. A sudden surge...
September 9, 2021