Introduction of the fluid bearings hasn’t completely eliminated all possibilities for the motor failures during HDD operation. Currently, the biggest problem in this area is the jammed spindle in the bearing housing.
This defect occurs mostly due to shocks or falls of HDD during the operation. Hard drives from Seagate 7200.11 and 7200.10 families are especially prone to this type of malfunction.
HddSurgery, as a company which develops tools and “know-how” solutions in data recovery, worked on solving the HDD spindle motor problem for almost two years.Read the rest about our solution for HDD's jammed motors on HddSurgery blog.
Photo: Spindle Replacement tool – HddSurgery