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LaCie hard drive that failed due to overheating.  Many of LaCie's products are incredibly badly designed, with no consideration for cooling.  This, combined with the drives being packed so closely together is a recipe for data loss and disaster.
Damaged read/write head and slider from a failed Seagate Momentus drive supplied in earlier MacBook computers that failed in their droves.
Damaged platter from Seagate Momentus hard drive supplied by Apple in their earlier Macbooks, and which had an incredibly high failure rate.  These drives were generally not recoverable.
Microscopic photograph of platter scratch damage due to failed read/write heads and slider.
Maxtor delivers data suicide.  PCBs mounted right next to each other. The PCB typically gets hotter than any other part of the drive.
Burnt PCB from a drive that was in a LaCie housing with no cooling.
Catastrophic, non-recoverable hard drive damage.
One of our typical data recovery systems.

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Last Updated : 3 Sep 2010