The drive would spin, but was not recognized. Maxtor drives are generally reliable, but, like any drive, will fail for a number of reasons. Here are a couple of recent cases: When this occurs, the drive will appear to have failed completely and not be shown in the BIOS at all. We see mostly failed drives in our lab and therefore we don’t have complete statistics. If this becomes corrupted, it needs to be rebuilt with specialized software and equipment made specifically for accessing the System Area of the hard drive. This is normally diagnosed when the BIOS identifies the drive incorrectly.

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Another quite common symptom Maxtor drives have is clicking, knocking or beeping sound.

For over a decade we have been dedicated to recovering data for clients across the globe. Maxtor have been manufacturing hard disk drives for the PC and server market, with one of the mqxtor reputations for reliability, since When the cooling function becomes faulty the drive can reach a temperature beyond the recommended maximum level.

Maxtor N40P Error

If your Maxtor drive wont mount, has crashed, or seems about to, we recommend you shut the unit down and contact us straight away for evaluation and diagnosis.

Consequently, we expect to see less and less Maxtor drives appearing in notebook computers in the future.

This can actually prove a positive characteristic for us at Data Detect, as file problems are more likely to be diagnosed and repaired quickly once we have identified the fault. We’ve seen this problem with many Maxtor drives, most commonly the DiamondMax series with the incorrect description being shown as:.


Once the table has been rebuilt, in nearly all cases the data is accessible and the recovery process can be completed. We can get your data back quickly.

What Is This Account Number? Fixing this corruption normally enables access to the lost data. Maxtor have been active in the external hard disk market e. We Also Specialize In Most often this a sign of bad headsbut before doing any clean room work, it is very important to perform accurate diagnostics and eliminate a chance of possible firmware corruption that sometimes could also cause clicking.

Maxtor N40P NAR6159Z Data Recovery Information

After some period of time magnetic media the platters are covered with starts to degrade and bad sectors appear. Simply give us a call a and we’ll be happy to help you. If you attempt to boot up from such drive or read any data from it you would get “Disk boot failure.

Call maaxtor at for more information about our services. When this occurs spindle gets stuck and motor voice coil starts producing nice futuristic cell phone melody or siren: Firmware corruption — probably the most common issue identified by our engineers on Maxtor drives. The firmware, also known as the System Area of the drive, is essentially the operating system for the hard drive.


Dumping kaxtor memory to disk: Data Detect provides recovery on all Maxtor Drive Models – as shown. We have seen a number of websites lately cloning information from our pages. We are not affiliated in any way with hard drive manufacturers. Compact Flash Data Recovery.

Rotterdam, Netherlands Maxtor hard drives are well-known b40p their firmware problems. The drive spins up and the head starts clicking right from the beginning with a regular constant sound: Maxtors also well-known for their line of “musical” hard drives that have very high rate of bearings failures.

This leads to further damage to the surface and causes more data loss. All mzxtor information below is based solely on our experience and we do not make any claims regarding reliability of the specific model.

System Area occupies the negative cylinders, usually on the inner diameter and contains a number of firmware modules. You pay nothing unless your data is recoverable. Maxtors are very vulnerable to overheating, power surges and bad power supply unit combined with power streak is usually enough to burn spindle 4n0p controller chip on the logic board. Without the System Area, it would be like having a computer without a maxtir drive or operating system, pretty useless.

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