Toshiba Data Recovery

Data recovery from all Toshiba hard disks. From noisy-clicking drives to those that are not spinning at all. From drives where the data has gone missing or is visible but not accessible.

MjM Data Recovery have new technology that helps to read Toshiba drives that suffer with the following problems.

  • Drive slow to initialise or just hangs the computer
  • Thousands/Millions of bad sectors reported.

Slow Toshiba Hard Disk

Some data recovery companies have tried changing heads, controller and even swapping motors in attempts to resolve the problem but it has been traced to a problem in the defect maps of the drive. One of them becomes corrupt or unreadable and this slows down the translator to the point where it stops reading.

We have a way of bypassing the translator and rebuilding it externally from the drive and this enables us to clone the drive almost at full speed resulting with good recoveries.

Latest: We have found a way of disabling bad sector reallocation. This is a major breakthrough in data recovery techniques on these drives. One of the problems with these disks is that the bad sector reallocation systems can become slow resulting with drives hanging for long periods and other sporadic faults as the drive tries to catch up with bad sector reallocation, end users will see this as hanging computers, or visible but inaccessible data.

Professional Data Recovery software and hardware can circumvent this by setting the reallocation flag in the drive's memory to 0 so it temporarily stops this. However as soon as a reset is applied to the drive, then the reallocation flag in memory is set back to the default and the engineer is back to where he started.

During imaging a drive, resets are important to get a drive out of a particular error state or to flush the drive's buffer memory, this can happen several tens of times an hour and so requires constant resetting. The breakthrough we have made is we found a hidden module within the SA of the drive and have located the exact bit of a byte that stores this flag. We found that changing the flag and saving back to the drive's firmware permanently disables the re-allocation meaning that drives will image normally without lots of intervention and restarting and allows all types of automatic reset and power cycling during imaging.

If you are having a problem with a slow Toshiba drive or you are a technical company that is unable to access the data because of corrupt or unreadable G-List or slow responding errors in a Toshiba drive, then please phone us on 0800 072 3282