Seagate ST2000DM001 Hard Drive Data Recovery

Need Seagate ST2000DM001 Hard Drive Data Recovery or Repair?

Mass Data Recovery is experienced with Seagate ST2000DM001 hard drive data recovery and repairs.  The good news is that our data recovery specialists can recover data from these failed hard drives.

Success with ST2000DM001 Data Recovery. 

Brand: Seagate
Type: 3.5″ Desktop HDD
Model: ST2000DM001
Capacity: 2000 GB

Mass Data Recovery Knows Seagate Seagate ST2000DM001 Hard Drive Data Recovery

Mass Data Recovery has successfully recovered data from many Seagate hard drives including model ST2000DM001.  Our extensive in house donor part inventory has many of the donor parts needed to speed up the recovery process.

Seagate ST2000DM001 Hard Drive Data Recovery

Symptoms Indicating Your Hard Drive Needs Data Recovery

  • Computer or hard drive is displaying unusual error messages
  • Hard drive is unresponsive or slow
  • Hard drive does not power up or spin
  • Failure to boot or constantly freezes
  • Hard drive is making unusual noises (clicking, beeping, grinding)
  • Water or other liquid was spilled onto the hard drive
  • Hard drive has taken impact from being dropped
  • Accidental formatting or deletion of files
  • Bad sectors on the hard drive are detected
  • The hard drive was subjected to a virus
  • Files or folders are no longer accessible on the hard drive
  • Partition table has been damaged
  • Any kind of physical damage to the hard drive

It is evident that there are many factors that may contribute to a hard drive failure. We have outlined only the most common occurrences. If your hard drive is experiencing other symptoms, we are still able to help. We pride ourselves in our ability to recover data from any type of failure. We are not limited by the complexity, brand, size, or manufacturer of your hard drive.

If you suspect that you are in need of Hard Drive Data Recovery, taking certain precautions can dramatically increase the chances of a successful recovery. Continuing to power up a failing hard drive can cause irreversible damage and may result in an unrecoverable hard drive. If your device shows symptoms of failure, discontinue use immediately.

Over time hard drives are bound to fail. There are two main types of hard drive failures. The most common is a logical failure. The second type of failure is a mechanical or physical failure.

The hard drive’s internal components are functional, but other complications make the data inaccessible. The integrity of the data is compromised and the stored data is damaged in some way. Common causes of logical hard drive failures include accidental formatting or deletion of files, corrupt or missing partitions, operating system errors, a corrupt file system, or a computer virus.

Hard drives contain internal moving parts. When a mechanical or physical failure occurs, one or more of the internal components has malfunctioned. The drive may be experiencing difficulty spinning or, in some cases, it may not spin at all. This will result in data that cannot be accessed unless the drive is opened.  This requires a clean room environment where the hard drive can be rebuilt mechanically. Common causes of mechanical hard drive failures include head crashes, alignment issues, a broken motor, or spindle problems.

The initial evaluation usually takes between 1-3 business days depending on the extent of the damage. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will receive an exact quote for the recovery.  We will also provide you with the estimated time to completion and probable success rate. You can stop by anytime.  An appointment is not required.

Level one Hard Drive Data Recovery is when your hard drive is working properly but there is other damage to the computer.  This prevents you from accessing your data. For example, you spilled liquid on the computer and it no longer turns on. As long as the drive wasn’t damaged by the liquid, this would qualify as a level one recovery.

Level one recoveries are usually completed within 2 business days. This often requires complete disassembly of your machine in order to gain access to the drive. Once the drive is removed, it will be tested to confirm that a level one recovery is possible. If so, we will transfer all of the data to either an external hard drive or to another computer. The more data there is on the drive, the longer the transfer will take.

Level two Hard Drive Data Recovery is where about 80% of our clients fall.  In this case, the drive has started to fail but has not yet suffered a catastrophic failure. If the computer powers on but does not boot, hangs, or flashes a folder icon then it may qualify for a level two recovery. However, not all drives with these symptoms will be recoverable using these techniques.

We are usually able to extract the data from the failing drives using specialized level two recovery tools. Failing drives are very delicate and must be handled properly. A level 2 recovery attempts to recover as much data as possible before the drive suffers a complete failure. Upon completion, you will be able to review the recovered data and confirm that it has been recovered to your complete satisfaction. If you are not satisfied, there is no charge for the attempt.

About 15% of our customers have no other option aside from a level three Hard Drive Data Recovery. This is the last resort when dealing with severely damaged drives. It can also be used as a safer alternative to level two methods. At this level, the drive is sent into our clean room laboratory for extensive reconstructive work. The parts inside of a hard drive are incredibly delicate and can be easily destroyed with one wrong move.  These recoveries can be considered the equivalent to open heart surgery.  They are very complex and require great skill and precision.

Before files can be restored, the drive must be disassembled and repaired.  This must be done in a special environment in order to prevent damage to the data. A Class 100 clean room is necessary to safely complete a level 3 repair. Exact matching donor drives must be used to restore the patient drive.  Once the data can be read properly, the file system reconstruction can begin. Depending on the extent of the damage, we can often recover all or most of the data.

Although many factors determine the cost of data recovery, it is based primarily on the level of damage to the hard drive.  Detailed reconstruction is often required to get the drive back to a point where the data can be read properly. Once the drive has been rebuilt, successfully extracting the data is the easiest part! Whether its one file or a million files, the work required to get a drive operational is the same. As such, the amount of data usually doesn’t affect the price.

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Ransomware Data Recovery

Will That Click Cost You Thousands?

Ransomware was undeniably the biggest security threat of 2016. No-one was safe. Hackers targeted everyone and everything, including home PCs – and they were astoundingly successful – earning themselves upwards of $846 million from US reported incidents alone. Business is booming for hackers, with thousands of attacks each day bringing in an average of $640 per target. Perhaps even more alarmingly, the financial cost of each individual attack is on the rise – the more ransomware proves to be an easy earner for them, the more they demand each time.

For a quick payday, some hackers offer to ‘rescue’ you from immediate danger – for a fee. One method is to trick you into thinking you have a virus that will spread if you don’t pay money to remove it immediately. Another much scarier method is to pretend to be the FBI and say your computer was involved in a crime (anything from money laundering to child pornography) and you can avoid going to prison by paying a few hundred dollars.

Thousands of regular people are also waking up every day to discover they’ve been locked out of their own files. Entire music and video libraries, digital photos from the past 5 years, personal budget files and even their secret novel draft …all held hostage until the user pays a ransom. The encryption is so strong and unbreakable that paying the ransom often becomes the only solution.

The way ransomware gets onto your computer is deviously simple. Generally, the hackers convince you to click an email attachment/link or pop-up. With both approaches, the hacker usually offers helpful information, for example:

  • Tracking an unclaimed parcel
  • Alerting that a virus was found and needs to be removed
  • Advising details of a recent traffic fine


It’s so tempting to click through for more details and that’s what the hackers count on. Their messages and pop-ups aren’t obvious threats and so slip easily under our radar. Unfortunately, they’re not the most trustworthy bunch so paying may not actually unlock your files, and one payment can quickly become several.

To make matters worse, they can encrypt any backups connected to your computer too, like a USB drive. Having a backup is super important in any situation, but in cases like this, the right backup is needed. Not only one stored separate from your network, but one created recently with all the files you can’t bear to lose. Before restoring your backup, however, you’ll need to make sure the malware isn’t lurking in the background, ready to not just re-infect your restored files but also the backup drive itself.

To avoid finding yourself up to the waist in ransom demands or sending hackers money each month, we recommend being wary of email attachments, even from friends and family. If you’re not sure what the file is, DON’T CLICK IT! They may not have sent that email intentionally; their infected system may be auto-emailing everyone in the address book. You should also be careful with any popups that appear out of place, especially ones that try to make you panic. If it doesn’t sound right or look right, don’t click it. Ransomware is just too dangerous to risk.

Call us to set your computer up with protections against ransomware, and put backups in place that will keep your important files safe.

If you think you have already been a victim of ransomware, don’t worry. We can handle that too!  Call today! 781-381-0008

hard drive making noise

Hard Drive Making Noise?

Nothing can cause panic like computer issues, especially when it comes to your hard drive making noise. Sounds like clicking, screeching and whirring are usually indicative of an impending storage failure.  If you hear noises like these and you are still able to access your files – backup immediately!!

The next thing you should do is power your computer down.  Don’t let your hard drive continue to spin if it’s acting up. Doing so could rob you of valuable recovery time.

Lastly, get your drive to a professional and try not to panic. I know that’s easier said than done but certified technicians, like the ones at Mass Data Recovery, are trained to get your data back.

Mass Data Recovery offers free consultations and a No Data, No Charge guarantee.


Data Recovery Tips

Data loss is a situation which no one would like to face. In case of data loss, first analyze the cause of data loss. There are various reasons like power surges, mechanical failure, software corruption, virus attacks, hard drive crashes, simple file system corruption, or even natural disasters. Data loss conditions should be handled with great care otherwise the situation may become more critical.

What ever may be the reason for data loss, Mass Data Recovery can help!


Some simple tips to be followed in case of data loss:

  • Do not attempt to recover data using a software utility program without any technical knowledge.
  • Do not try to open the hard drive, as the dust particles will further damage it.
  • Do not expose hard drive to extreme temperature.
  • Turn off the computer if the hard drive is making a clicking buzzing sounds and do not try to restart it.
  • Do not install any new software after data loss.
  • Do not run ScanDisk.
  • Do not attempt to format the drive or change the partitions.
  • Do not hit, shake or drop the hard drive.