It has been the top secret on how to recover lost data from scratched hard drives until Dolphin Data Lab released their Scratched hard drive data recovery tools and training courses.

To recover scratched hard drives, the very first step is to open the hard drives in clean room and find out which head is damaged and which surface is scratched. After this, users need to clean the platters, for all scratched hard drives, to clean the platters is important, without this step, the new heads may get damaged again easily or the read/write operations become super slow or even impossible.

After cleaning the platters, the most important step is to bypass the scratched areas with the innovative and unique scratched head comb sets, Dolphin Data Lab offers three kinds of Scratched head comb sets right now:

S-1-DM003-010 Scratched HDD Head Comb Set
ST-1-11-12 Scratched HDD Head Comb Set
WD-1 Scratched HDD Head Comb Set

These head combs are used for scratched desktop hard drives with single platter only, the drives must have single surface scratched, if both surfaces are scratched, the recovery is impossible. The support drives contains the following:

Seagate 7200.11 and 7200.12 hard drives with single platter;
Seagate DM010 and DM003 desktop hard drives with single platter;
Western Digital desktop hard drives with single platter.

After the new donor heads are installed to the scratched drives, the heads can bypass the scratched areas with the help of the head combs.

Next users need to use some professional data recovery tools to change head map and use selective head image and image the good heads and then image bad surface finally to get as much data as possible.

Thanks to Dolphin Data Lab, to recover lost data from scratched hard drives is possible now!