Toshiba DT01ACA100 Data Recovery

Disk Not Found PC Error

The "Disk Not Found" error is a distressing message that can result from a variety of causes. It is crucial to conduct a comprehensive analysis to discern whether the issue is rooted in hardware-related problems or if it is a consequence of logical failures within the drive's system. In this situation, the problem occurred due to a hardware issue inside the Toshiba DT01ACA100. This caused the hard drive to be unreadable for the PC device. When this error occurs, it is best to turn off your pc, take the hard drive out and bring it to data recovery experts such as Zero Alpha for their specialised techniques. Further procedures can damage the hard drive causing irreversible damage.

The Toshiba DT01ACA100 has a PCB number of 220 0A90377 01. For this drive, you can use the Hitachi H3-1 (2) head tool for head repalcements. Other PCB that work are PCB number of 022 0A90380 01 and has 4 heads inside.

Toshiba DT01ACA100 - Disk Not Found Data Recovery

A customer came into our service with a hard drive from a PC which had gone down. After taking it into a PC shop, they were told that the hard drive was dead and would need to be taken in Data Recovery experts to retrieve the data. They were specifically looking for outlook files which used pop method of storing downloaded emails. This means that the hard drive itself would have the stored outlook files. Our experts gave a quick assessment which they were able to hear a clicking sound coming from the hard drive and noticed it would lose power after a few seconds. They were able to diagnose the hard ware problem inside so they can find a process to fix and retrieve the data from the hard drive.

Case Log

10 Jan 2024 - Hard drive started clicking once powered on. Spun up and spins down. ABR error detected in PC3000. Opened the drive and released stiction. Still clicking when connected to power and not becoming ready.

11 Jan 2024 - Head replacement from a donor hard drive using the Hitachi H3-1 (2) head tool. Must use Hitachi IBM to access utility, cannot access family using toshiba. Created MRB, but head 0 still had some problems.

15 Jan 2024 - Using PC3000 MFT map drive and continue to map data.

Clicking Toshiba DT01ACA100 Data Recovery

Toshiba DT01ACA200 Hard drive Data Recovery

A customer came into our service with a 10 year old hard drive from a PC which were clicking and beeping. This hard drive was identified to have a hardware issue inside which would need to be replaced for data recovery to continue. Experts at Zero Alpha were able to meticulously replace the parts needed so the data inside is able to be read.

Case Log

31 Jan 2024 - Hard drive spins up and clicks, making a whirling sound. Customer claims there is a motor issue inside. When opening the drive there are no scratches on platter and heads look ok. 

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21Feb24 - Drive is a hitachi drive. Refer here for PC3000 detecting.

22Feb24 - MHA. The drive was running and ran a MRB and MFT scan. Heads died after that and hard drive would not work.