Data Recovery Myths – Logic Board and Platter Replacement

April 17, 2018

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While many parts of your computer can be replaced to bring it back to normal, the myth that your hard drive recovery can be as simple as replacing certain components is only partially true. If you’ve experienced a crash, then you can understand the desperation many people go through when trying to find a cheap solution to recover the data. Even though the logic board replacement and platter fix solution is not free, some people attempt to have this service done to save lost data and recover important files on their hard disk.

First, it’s been reported that efficient clean rooms cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars. It’s safe to say that your local hardware component technician does not have the available funds to provide a clean room for their customers. The first error in this myth is that whoever claims to be able to fix hard drives likely does not open them in a safe, uncontaminated room like they should do. While you may consider this a viable fix for your broken drive, consider our article on clean room and its specification before attempting to have the platters or logic board replaced.

Now, there are several refurbished sites that are mostly in countries such as India or China who promise to fix hard drives back to working condition. The refurbish drives and promise to get the working for years. While some hard drives may last for many years, the chances of a good refurbished drive actually lasting for long periods of time are slim. These refurbishing sites will replace the parts and hide bad sectors give you back a formatted hard drive that is supposedly fixed. While you can take the chance of your hard drive working, you still may lose data. You can use this as a form of data recovery by taking data off the hard disks while it is still working, but no one should expect a refurbished product to last many years. In fact, refurbished disks should be used with the expectation that data recovery will be needed in the near future, so make sure to use a good storage backup system.

Replacing platters is just as dangerous as replacing the logic board in a hard drive. Data recovery, once again, needs to be done in a low contaminated room with few particles that can cling to components. Replacing platters is a delicate process that can ultimately ruin the drive altogether. Hard drive recovery is dependent highly on the tools that are needed to open, repair, and replace components. Most local shops don’t have access to these highly advanced technological devices, so it’s not possible to repair the platters properly. Other things to consider are the firmware and technology that allows the hard drive to read the data on the platters.

When deciding on a data recovery method, use professionals that can recover your data. Once you receive your data, the safest way to keep it stored is replacing the drive altogether rather than parts replacement.

46 Comments

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  • Akshitha devda April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

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  • Double Trouble April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    I recommend you to install FTP on your home router (just plug a flash disk to the usb port and configure it using the web interface) and then use this app to backup automatically:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apps.exhesham.autoftpsync

  • IDREES KHAN April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

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  • ExposedRoot April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    You title says any Android phone. We'll it is not any phone. It must be rooted. Sorry I gave you the damn click!!!!!

  • Wriller _ April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    help me This video dont help me and u delete a powerdirector data and I dont know how to back up data

  • zlatan ibrahimovic April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

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  • Classic Gamer April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

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  • Raaj Gajbhiye April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    I'm reset my cell phone but I'm forgot the backup my contacts, my all contacts was deleted so what can i do for my contacts to recovery… plz help me… very important contacts and i need it…

  • Behram Khan April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    I want to backup my mutlti Fb accounts on multi fb app because my Facebook multiple is not working how can I?

  • ketchup April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    How shall I know that all data is really gone? I am about to send back my phone, and do not want others to get access to my personal info, like photos, internet browsing, passwords, documents etc? Factory reset is fast but do not seems to do it? Is the key to simply overloading the phone so it overwrittes the old deleted data?

  • Timothy Wouters April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Can someone help me please. I've made an backup on my iphone 5S. i extracted the file an bought WAZZAP migrator on android. I have an S7 EDGE and whatsapp is set as an default app. so i can't clear chace memory or data. how can i restore of my sd card? is there a way to reinstall whatsapp?

  • Somshuvra Saha April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    U are threat for innocent people. By watching your video a lot of people might root their device without knowing that it will void warranty and their device may be bricked. I my self is a rooted user and know flashing rom but a lot of people do no know that.

    So in this video u should mention that rooting void warrant and may soft brick a device.

  • Linda 82 April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    yes root fail how am I going to do that

  • amanullah samimi April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    what to for solution help please …

  • amanullah samimi April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    i installed titanium backup but is not access. root is failed

  • Dafa Jeyyan April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

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  • Juan Rubin April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    This is a big bullshit

  • kefomomo April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    so the apps will be completely restored with the data with Titanium ?? I don't care about the messages though

  • Helen Linner April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    when I factory reset all of my data,contact,music,app,we're delete but I do click automatic back up I don't know how to do?please help…

  • Salah Mehmood April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

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  • crsor April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    it doesn't work on android 1.0.0 alpha public release 

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  • Geri Wendell April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Hi, this work for me.I had an issue were app data transfer but the files are missing. Is there anything I can do?

  • VAAGISH SHARMA April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    I dont have google play services ( it does not support my device) so if i back up all my app data to my sd card….and then factory reset it …will it come back…like before…

  • Zubair Sal April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Reply for Jonah Lee
    If don't have external card then titanium backup will backup to sdcard so you can move it to the computer all the files and then you can move them back when needed and use titanium backup to restore them

  • Azyatic April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    i was hoping to recover lost mms i guess still cant do that even with a rooted s3 * sigh *

  • Jey April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    does somebody know how to backup apps,files,sms,contacts of my android phone, but my phone doesn't have an external SD card it's not required in my phone. :3

  • Zeesean Bashareef April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Hey Dude 🙂 

    i need your help actually i was installed the ANDROID SAFE app for hiding all my Important And Personal Pictures 🙁

    I saved all my Picture in that app but on the next day when i opened that i found all my picture are missing from that app n from my memory Too 🙁

    how can i get it bach please help me out 🙂

  • Luna de Wilde April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    I delete a pickture off my tablet can i get this picture back?

  • shindvs shindvs April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    IT CAN BACK ANDROID ROOT FILES AND SUB ROOTS FILES?

  • ANIMESH101 -StrategicANI April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    ya u r RIGHT :p

  • ani crazzzzy April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    can u help me i have samsung note 2 i have deleated the msg after getting backup and can we get back the message 

  • Claudio Elgueda April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    you sound like Walter White Jr. from braking bad! 😀

  • glory In yeshua April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Can u help with this issue? I have to reset my galaxy S3 to factory setting, due to viruses, but I  want to re-use my external memory card without formating and loosing my data on it. 
    second question I have, u may can answer me. MOST antivirus on play store are a joke and not detect neither remove viruses. Do u know a real good anti virus program for android advice?

  • Capone A April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Does titanium backup show up on the new rom without needing to install it again?

  • Eatefanie Sanchez April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    It says no readable files… I deleted a whole bunch of pictures:(

  • Kalyfah Kaleed April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    I lost all my games

  • Стефан Георгиев April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    It will be. Just install TB again, then use the fails from SD for back^ ?

  • #countryboycansurvive April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    but the titanium app won't be there after installing new rom.

    My question is how do you get the app "google play store" with out installing Gapp from a zip?
    Every time I install cyanogen 9 or 9.1 and then install Gapp from zip, when I reboot phone the install wizard stops working. I've tried it like 5 times. And had to go back and install CM 7 witch works fine, no install wizard shut down on reboot.

  • Ahmed Amr April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Do you have a way to backup data without root because titanium needs root access

  • Owen Hayes April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    what if you want to backup so you can root

  • simo mohamed April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Titanium Backup PRO Key 1.2.1.apk galaxy ace

  • stealth gamerhd April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    so you mean if i buy a new phone i get all my data back from my old phone to my new

  • Harsh Gajjar April 17, 2018 at 1:34 am

    does it help for linked accounts ?
    my phone is not root, so can you tell me another app to sync linked contacts ?
    thnx for this video

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