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Samsung TS-552B 80 GB HDD
I have two Samsung TS-552B 80 GB HDDs. I use both HDDs where one is the master and the other is the slave. I used them on a Windows 2003 small business server environment. Now that I stopped using the server years ago , what I did is buy two HDD enclosures to use of these hard drives. I want to connect these old HDDs on my laptop to pull out the data stored in them. My new laptop runs on Windows 7. I connected the hard drives on the laptop and I set both as slave drives. I was planning to extract all the data in both HDDs but when I clicked the icon of either drive, it tells me that they should be formatted.
Samsung HM500jj 500 GB 7200 3.0 GB/s Drive
I own a high end PC – an Alienware M14x notebook. Its stock hard drive is Samsung HM500jj 500 GB 7200 3.0 GB/s HDD. The PC is booting up okay but is not allowing me access to the data partition on D. I tried the disk management, command prompt, and the Windows installation disc. None worked. I am sure that the stock hard drive is not dead because it is only 2 months old.
Samsung Disk Repair
Samsung manufacture hard drives not just for their own computer systems but also for a great many other computer manufacturers in the marketplace. In fact you may be viewing this material on a machine now that contains a Samsung hard disk drive without evening knowing it.
Samsung drives are particularly susceptible to problems arising from power surges or power outages. This is evident more so in the SpinPoint range of drives and specifically affects the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) from which the hard drive receives information on how to spin up and how many revolutions per minute to perform etc.
Also a common problem with a variety of Samsung drives is a degradation of the spindle driver chip which renders the drives capable of doing nothing more than rebooting and shutting down completely with no ability to save data and no ability to access any data currently stored on the drives.
Many websites on the Internet may suggest attempting to replace the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) oneself but from a practical point of view this is less than successful in the majority of cases and can only lead to further damage to the drive in question as well as the possible loss of data and information on a permanent basis. It is surprisingly how many individuals try to complete such a task on their own and render the disk useless because it has been exposed to magnetic forces that professional organizations such as www.swanseadatarecovery.co.uk can avoid.
Firmware issues are also common with Samsung drives; again rendering the disk unable to spin up. The firmware is an internal program that allows the disk to carry out certain tasks designed and put into action at the manufacturing stage.
When it comes to Samsung drives, be they in Samsung computer systems, or used in other computers produced by other companies, a common and sure fire way of discovering the disk drive is faulty beyond repair is the distinct knocking or clicking sound that occurs upon spinning up.
This sound indicates that the spindle is loose and is colliding with the platters contained inside. This can damage the sectors of the disk and make the data unusable as well as preventing the disk from spinning up at the boot stage, making the boot sector inaccessible.
You will find bad sectors appear on a variety of these discs because over time the magnetic storage media will degrade; in particular if the drive is left active but unattended for long periods. If this proves to be the case then you as the user or network administrator should shut down the computer to prevent any further damage and loss of data and contact www.swanseadatarecovery.co.uk who will endeavour to recover your information before it can be lost forever.
It is of the utmost importance that you act upon any of the aforementioned telltale signs as soon as possible as a delay in acting can almost certainly lead to data loss be it in its entirety or in great chunks.