October 22, 2017

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Samsung HD161HJ Data Recovery Information

The inaccessible Samsung HD161HJ regular internal 3.5-inch hard disk drive for using in desktop computer or external enclosure with various symptoms of malfunctioning is often being repaired at our lab to get an access to user data. The first step in data restoration process for failed HD161HJ HDD model starts in the clean room where our experienced specialists fix the mechanical and electrical parts by replacing to new ones and check repaired SAMSUNG on the special stand designed to test and tune the hard drives to gain a stable reading from the affected media.

Service request from Charley N. Miami, Florida Unites States: External WD drive was connected to main computer during multiple momentary outages causing the failure to boot or recognized as a system device. Attempt to replace with identical PCB had no success, same problem to access the drive.
Customer response after successful recovery: Great service, all data recovered!

Samsung regular internal 3.5-inch hard disk drive for using in desktop computer or external enclosure can flawlessly work for years, yet sometimes it suffers from a data loss due to its internal defects that can also relate to the corrupt firmware code or electronic elements failures.

A simple – yet very effective diagnostic method you may try yourself is to connect a faulty drive to PC and watch the BIOS screen on boot sequence (or device manager for external connections) for error messages about your drive. The most typical failure symptoms come with the error messages listed below.

  • Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter
  • Primary Master Hard Disk Fail
  • No operating system found
  • USB Device malfunctioned error
  • S.M.A.R.T. Capable But Command Failed

Be prepared to turn off the power to any device with a hard drive having any symptoms of clicking, knocking or beeping sound to stop and prevent further data damage. Most often these are indications of serious problems with mechanically moving parts like disk spindle or block of heads - when heads are literally grinding the disk platters. The silent HDD or beeping sound from the electronic board indicates the symptoms that accompanies the stuck motor axle or glued heads. A very accurate repairing and cleaning procedures must be made before the actual recovery starts for these types of problems.

Samsung HD161HJ

Technical Details about HD161HJ HDD model

Brand Samsung
Device Type Regular Internal 3.5-inch Hard Disk Drive For Using In Desktop Computer Or External Enclosure
Model Number HD161HJ
Other (Family, P/N) Spinpoint S166 SATA;
S series Serial ATA
Storage Capacity 160 Gb
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Our Lab is fully equipped and ready to restore the lost inaccessible files from the most hard drives that had undergone such catastrophic events like dropping computer on the floor, flood disaster, electrical fluctuations, voltage failure, and other data disasters.


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