Portable and External USB Hard Drives


Outstanding! Andy is a magician, from what looked like a lost cause he managed a complete recovery on a severely damaged and complex WD external drive that contained 2TB of irreplaceable content. He really went all out for me, talking me through the different stages and options which was very much appreciated at a time of horrible uncertainty. For the, time, effort and level of work undertaken the price too was remarkably reasonable. Great guy, outstanding service, very hard to express just how thankful I am.
— Alasdair Kearney

Western Digital 

Strong contender for hard drive of the year, i'm kidding but they are the best of a bad bunch. These are easily the most common drives on the market along with seagate. They have certain quirks that cause recovery problems like encryption and unique rom chips. I like getting these ones in for recovery.

A start to finish on a WD My Passport recovery here 

Western Digital WD My Passport Data Recovery WD My Passport for Mac Data Recovery WD My Passport Studio Data Recovery WD My Passport Elements Data Recovery WD My Passport Ultra Data Recovery Western Digital Part Numbers Include..  WDBACX0010BRD-01 ,WDBBEP0010BRD-01 WDBL1D5000ABK-01 ,WDBMWV0020BBL-05 WDBBEP0010BBK-01 ,WDBABV5000ABK-00 WDBABM0010BKK-00 , WDBBEP0010BBK WDBU6Y0020BBK - 0A , WDBBKD0020BBY WDBM5M0010BBL-05 , WDBACX0010BBL-01 WDBACX7500ARD-01 , WDBACX0010BBK-01 WDBZFP0010BBK-04 , WDBZFP0010BBL-03 WDBZFP0010BTT-005 , WDBALG5000ABK-00 WDBKKF0020BSL-01 , WDBPGC5000ABK-03 WDBU6Y0020BBK-004, WDBACY5000ABK-01 WDBACY3200ABK-00 , WDBABV5000ABK-00 A start to finish on a WD My Passport recovery here 

Western Digital WD My Passport Data Recovery
WD My Passport for Mac Data Recovery
WD My Passport Studio Data Recovery
WD My Passport Elements Data Recovery
WD My Passport Ultra Data Recovery

Western Digital Part Numbers Include.. 

WDBACX0010BRD-01 ,WDBBEP0010BRD-01
WDBL1D5000ABK-01 ,WDBMWV0020BBL-05
WDBBEP0010BBK-01 ,WDBABV5000ABK-00
WDBABM0010BKK-00 , WDBBEP0010BBK
WDBU6Y0020BBK - 0A , WDBBKD0020BBY
WDBM5M0010BBL-05 , WDBACX0010BBL-01
WDBACX7500ARD-01 , WDBACX0010BBK-01
WDBZFP0010BBK-04 , WDBZFP0010BBL-03
WDBZFP0010BTT-005 , WDBALG5000ABK-00
WDBKKF0020BSL-01 , WDBPGC5000ABK-03
WDBU6Y0020BBK-004, WDBACY5000ABK-01
WDBACY3200ABK-00 , WDBABV5000ABK-00

A start to finish on a WD My Passport recovery here 


Samsung

Samsung external USB3 drives are just as popular as the WD variants at the moment (2016). They suffer from "Buzzing". Recovery of these is normally very successful.

Example of a typical recovery on this drive here

Samsung USB3 Data Recovery 

Samsung USB3 Data Recovery 


SEAGATE

Seagate cant do anything right these days. These ones are not too bad, they fail like any other drive but are not prone to any specific faults. 

Seagate USB3 Data Recovery 

Seagate USB3 Data Recovery 


Hitachi

Im still waiting on someone explaining to my why external drives like this Hitachi one are made standing up. This actual one came in from BT and was knocked over, read about that recovery in the review page.

You can watch a typical recovery on this drive here

Hitachi Data Recovery 

Hitachi Data Recovery 


LACIE

These things are hilarious, bit of orange rubber round the outside and people thing they are invincible. They actually get more abuse because of this. 

Lacie Data recovery 

Lacie Data recovery 


Seagate Network Disk

If I was going to design an external hard drive this would be it. Rubber feet, ventilation and horizontal. Will rant about this in Latest recovery Jobs at some point 

Seagate Network Data Recovery 

Seagate Network Data Recovery 



 

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