Hard Drive FAQs

Ontrack performs hard drive recovery from any make, model, brand or operating system. We have experience with all types of data loss.

Why does my hard drive make clicking sounds?

Can you recover a water-damaged hard drive?

Is it safe to open my hard drive?

Can you repair a hard drive that isn’t spinning?

Will putting a bad hard drive in the freezer make it work?

Does hard drive data recovery always need to be performed in a cleanroom?


Hard Drive Case Studies

For 35 years we have remained the world leader for recovering from all types of hard drive data loss scenarios. Let the experts at Ontrack help you get your data back.


Hard Drive Blogs

What type of hard drive should I buy?

13 June 2019 by Tilly Holland

Choosing what hard drive to buy can become confusing due to the variety on offer. This blog aims to help you make an informed choice.

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What is a hard drive head crash? (Video)

02 May 2019 by Michael Nuncic

In this next video blog, we explain what a hard drive head crash is and what to do if you experience one.

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How to fix a corrupted hard drive

31 July 2020 by Tilly Holland

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The four most common physical failures in hard drives

01 March 2016 by Michał Cieślik

Over many years I’ve grown familiar with hard drives and their pros and cons. In this post I will focus on the physical failures they can present.

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Mean Time Between Failures: Can it help predict hard drive failure?

19 May 2015 by Sam Wiltshire

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Recovering files from a hard drive with Ontrack EasyRecovery

23 April 2014 by Michael Nuncic

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How to recover your data when your hard drive is saying it needs formatting using Ontrack EasyRecovery

14 March 2014 by Mikey Anderson

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How to recover files from a formatted hard drive using Ontrack EasyRecovery

11 March 2014 by Mikey Anderson

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What is a hard drive head crash?

13 December 2013 by Miriam Gandia-Roca

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Land a-hoy! The tale of two hard drives on a seafaring adventure.

16 October 2012 by Pedro Vasconcelos

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