The owner of the drive below thought that if he let it click for long enough that it would stop. We might have been able to do something if he shut it down when it first started clicking.
Another crash below. Notice the dust which came from the head scratching the disk surface.
All 8 heads crashed below (see blue dots) on this WD 1TB. (Most likely caused by a drop)
Both of the drive below were in a fire.They were both recoverable because there was no disk surface damage.
The one below was not recoverable because of severe surface damage.(This is what happens when you put your drive in the freezer)
Another badly crashed drive. It can’t be recovered even for a million dollars.
Worldwide hard drive sales reached 376 million units in 2005
Worldwide Hard Drive Sales 2004/2005 2005 to 2004 change Seagate 28.3% 26.9% +1.4%Western Digital 17.4% 17.9% -0.5%Maxtor 13.9% 17.6% -3.7% Hitachi GST 15.4% 15.3% +0.1%Toshiba 8.9% 7.2% +1.7%Samsung 8.7% 7.6% +1.1%Fujitsu 6.3% 5.8% +0.5%Others 1.2% 1.7% -0.5%