Maxtors are very vulnerable to overheating, power surges and bad power supply unit combined with power streak is usually enough to burn spindle motor controller chip on the logic board. In our lab we use special imaging tools that are capable of reading raw sector data ignoring sector checksum check. My son has a 6GP0 Drive which felt down. System Area occupies the negative cylinders, usually on the inner diameter and contains a number of firmware modules. Any further attempts to read it would just add up to the problems and make more data unrecoverable. We have seen a number of websites lately cloning information from our pages. Most often this a sign of bad heads , but before doing any clean room work, it is very important to perform accurate diagnostics and eliminate a chance of possible firmware corruption that sometimes could also cause clicking.
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Main part of firmware is stored on the platter maaxtor so-called System Service Area. Firmware of the drive is not located on the PCB as most people think.
I think the datas are not damaged. If you experience any of the symptoms described above with your Maxtor 6GP0 please feel free to contact us to get upfront quote on data recovery from your failed drive. Another quite common symptom Maxtor drives have is clicking, knocking or beeping sound.
Luckily, it doesn’t usually require opening the HDD in clean room and ordering donor drives, so data recovery in this case shouldn’t be too expensive. This is usually the only way to effectively retrieve data from these LBAs.
Maxtor DiamondMax 17 – hard drive – 160 GB – ATA-133
As soon as you start experiencing such symptoms while reading important files stop the drive immediately and consider sending it to a data recovery lab for diagnostics. When this occurs spindle gets stuck and motor voice coil starts producing nice futuristic cell phone melody or siren: There is one more problem that is typical for all manufactured hard drives: Any further attempts to read it would just add up to the problems and make more data unrecoverable.
Currently there is no way to fix this type of problem at home. If one of the modules becomes corrupted the whole hard drive micro-operating system can’t boot up, the drive can’t initialize correctly and stops working.
Should this occur the computer would reboot itself, you would normally notice acrid smoke and smell coming from your PC and when powered on the drive would not spin up at all. System Area occupies the negative cylinders, usually on the inner diameter and contains a number of firmware modules. Most often this a sign of bad headsbut before doing any clean room work, it is very important to perform accurate diagnostics and eliminate a chance of possible firmware corruption that sometimes could also cause clicking.
We are not affiliated in any way with hard drive manufacturers. It is not an easy “firmware flashing”; it is quite a complicated procedure and requires use of specialized expensive equipment and deep knowledge of hard drive design and data recovery technology.
Maxtor 6GP0 Data Recovery – Datacent
No noise comes from the drive, only the mactor power light comes on and is steady. Another issue typical for Maxtor hard drives is damage to the components on the circuit board PCB.
This leads to further damage to the surface and causes more data loss.
We have seen a number of websites lately cloning information from our pages. They can steal information but they can’t steal knowledge and experience. Maxtor hard drives are well-known for their firmware problems. Whenever the drive hits such unreadable bad sector it could start freezing, scratching, ticking and sometimes loud clicking: Maxtors also well-known for their line of “musical” hard drives that have very high maxtro of bearings failures.
When I start the computer, hard disc starts making noises and it is like that for 30 seconds, then it is quiet, but bios says there is an error on disc drive and Windows recognizes it as unreadable. It is sad, because I have 30 GB of videos, music and pictures there I would like to recover. All the information below is based solely on our experience and we do not make any claims regarding reliability of the specific model. My 6g160o0 has a 6GP0 Drive which felt down.
My laptop nor any other computer recognizes the HD. Jaxtor are some real problems experienced by 6GP0 and Maxtor hard drives in general that we see in our lab.
Maxtor 6G160P0 160gb ATA IDE 3.5″ Hard Disk Drive
If you attempt to boot up from such drive or read any data from it you would get “Disk boot failure. The drive spins up and the head starts clicking right from the beginning with a regular constant sound: Stay away from those companies.
We see mostly failed drives in our lab and therefore we don’t have complete statistics.