There are many laptop manufacturers who use Hitachi laptop hard disk drives. You can find them in Dell and Sony’s to name just a couple. As you are probably aware, Hitachi purchased IBM’s hard disk drive division in 2002. I remember the date well since it was on my birthday June 4th. Hitachi kept the 2 primary hard disk lines going: Travelstar and Deskstar.
With the takeover, quality of the hard drives didn’t fall off, in fact the drives actually got better! Take for instance the Deskstar. This drive was commonly referred to as the Deathstar drive in the computer repair industry. Now it is one of the better drives. Since Hitachi maintained, if not increased, IBM’s market share of hard disk sales, DTI sees a lot of Hitachi hard drives sent in for data recovery. This isn’t a statement against Hitachi or the quality of their drives. ALL HARD DRIVES FAIL! If you are interested in the reason for the failures read my wife’s post Why Hard Drives Fail .
If you are reading this you probably need Hitachi laptop data recovery, more than likely, internal hard drive repair. Call Toll Free: 1-866-438-6932 or fill out an online quote form for a data recovery quote.
OK the sales portion of the post is over so lets start talking about specific hard drive recovery issues we run into with Hitachi laptop or notebook drives. The most common Hitachi laptop hard drive is the Travelstar.
Here is a collection of model numbers with current faults we are seeing although this is not gospel and diagnostic procedures need to be run before accurate fault prognoses can be found
Please call DTI Data Recovery Services if you have any questions about hard drive recovery.
Most Common Models and Data Recovery Issue:
HTS541040G9AT00 – Bad sectors
HTS548020M9AT00 – Bad sectors
HTS726060M9AT00 – Stuck Heads
HTS548040M9AT00 – Common Fine Ring around Platter
As you can see these are ranging from bad sectors to stuck heads to bad sectors caused by stuck heads to eventually causing damaged platters.
Hitachi Laptop Disk Models And Hard Drive Recovery Issue:
- IC25N060ATMR04-0 Common Fine Ring around Platter
- IC25N030ATMR04-0 Common Fine Ring around Platter
- IC25N040ATMR04-0 Common Fine Ring around Platter
- IC25N040ATCS05-0 Jammed Spindle Motor
- IC25N030ATCS04-0 Common Fine Ring Around Platter
- IC25N020ATCS04-0 Fine Ring around Platter – This appears to be caused by bearing problems and rotation speeds.