Failed Samsung Drives Still cause Problems

Samsung are a popular manufacturer of 3.5″ Hard Disk Drives for desktop and server use as well as 2.5″ mobile hard disk drives for notebooks. While the traditionally low unit cost may have something to do with this popularity we find that Samsung drive construction tends to be flimsy compared with other manufacturers – making their units less reliable.

 

Saying that, if there’s one thing that all hard drive manufacturers have in common it’s that they have, at sometime or other, led the development of their own groundbreaking storage technology. The interesting noises coming out of Samsung relating to the development of a new Samsung HHD (hybrid hard drive) that incorporates solid state flash technology could make the South Korean giant an interesting prospect to watch out for in the future; Samsung is already producing laptops that employ flash memory as the main storage device.


Common Failings of Samsung HDDs

Samsung drives that are still in regular use continue to exhibit distinctively negative characteristics when it comes to reliability. Most commonly we find that a head crash or the head sticking to the platter is the reason that a Samsung drive has found its way to us for diagnosis. Another familiar fault is electronic failure; the PCB logic board of your Samsung drive may appear to have burned out indicating a short circuited component. In either case the problem requires an in-depth analysis of the unit to properly determine the cause of failure and the likelihood of saving lost data.

This kind of violent mechanical failure presents the most onerous of challenges when it comes to data recovery. Especially as further operation of the unit could well make the damage worse and lead to permanent loss of data from the drive.

Once you realize there is s problem with your Samsung hard drive you should stop using it right away, power it down and contact us immediately!


We support data recovery on all models of Samsung Hard Disk Drives as follows:

MODELS
SpinPoint M40 Series, SpinPoint P120 SATA Series, SpinPoint P40 Series, SpinPoint P80 Series, SpinPoint P80SD Series, SpinPoint PL40 Series, SpinPoint V120CE Series, SpinPoint V60 Series, SpinPoint V80 Series

IDE / 3.5″ PC DRIVE
002SAJ7004143
0051SAJ1023039
0059SAJ2069116
0059SAJ3126304
0062SEJ3008202
0066SAJ4016338
0088J1CK114940
0093J1DK117642
088J1CJB21730
J33J825464
J36J287850M
J3BH226201
J3BH315443
J3BH455910
J3MHA14702
J4KJ501147Z
J4KJ501148Y
PLS-30854A
PLS-31084A
PLS-31274A
S02H
S04H
SHD-30280A
SHD-30420A
SHD-30560A
SHD-3062A
SHD-3121A
SHD-3122A
SHD-3171A
SHD-3172A
SHD-3211A
SHD-3212A
SP0812N
SP1213N
SP1366D
SP1604N
SP2001H
SP4002H
SP40A2H
SP6003H
SP8004H
STG31271A
STG31601A
SV0211A
SV0211H
SV0221N
SV0311H
SV0322A
SV0401H
SV0411N
SV0412H
SV0432A
SV0432D
SV0432TGE
SV0511D
SV0602H
SV0643A
SV0643D
SV0644A
SV0644DLL
SV0761D
SV0802E
SV0802H
SV0802N
SV0813H
SV0842D
SV0844A
SV1021D
SV1021H
SV1022D
SV1022D-20PK
SV1203E
SV1203N
SV1204H
SV1296A
SV1296A-20PK
SV1363D
SV1364D
SV1533D
SV1604E
SV1604N
SV2001H
SV2002H
SV2042D
SV2042H
SV2043D
SV2044D
SV2044D-20PK
SV2044SPK
SV2046D
SV3002H
SV3063D
SV3063H
SV3064D
SV4002H
SV4003H
SV4084D
SV4084H
SV6003H
SV6004H
SV8004H
VG31702A
VG32502A
VG33402A
VG34202A
VG34323A
VG34324A
VG35102A
VG36483A
WA31273A
WA32163A
WA32543A
WA33203A
WN310820A
WN312021A
WN31273A
WN316025A
WN321620A
WN32543A
WNR31601A
WNR32101A
WNR32501A
WU32163A
WU32165A
WU32543A
WU33205A
MOBILE / LAPTOP / NOTEBOOK / 2.5″ DRIVE
MP0302H
MP0402H
MP0603HMP0804H
ATA 133
SP0401N
SP0411N
SP0802N
SP0822N
SP0842N
SP1203N
SP1614N
SV1202N
EIDE
DSSM120GB72
DSSM40GB72
DSSM60GB7
VG38404A
WA31083A
WA32162A
WNR32100A
PATA
HD300LD
HD400LD
HM040HC
HM060HC
HM080IC
HM100JC
HM120JC
SP0612N
SP0812N
SP1213N
SP1604N
SP2014N
SP2514N
SATA
HD300LJ
HD400LJ
HM060HI
HM080II
HM120J
HM100JII
SP0411C
SP0812C
SP1213C
SP1614C
SP2004C
SP2504C
SATA II
HA200JC
HA250JC
HD040GJ
HD080HJ
HD120IJ
HD160JJ
HM040HI
HM060II
HM080JI