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Maxtor Data Recovery

Maxtor Data Recovery: Common Failures

  • Malfunctioning read/write heads – Read/write heads are small, internal components of hard drives that rapidly glide along disk platters, another internal component of hard drives, to “read” or “write” data. The read/write heads don’t touch the platters, but “fly” approximately three nanometers above their surfaces. When read/write heads malfunction, data can no longer be “read” or “written,” which renders the hard drive useless.
  • Damaged PCB – A PCB (printed circuit board) mechanically supports and electrically connects the various electronic components of a hard drive. When a hard drive’s PCB malfunctions, the hard drive will no longer spin up.
  • Bad sectors – Think of a “sector” as a “location” in a media device where data can be stored. Modern media devices can have anywhere from tens of millions to hundreds of millions of sectors (depending on the capacity of the device). Bad sectors are sectors that can no longer be used to store data, and are either the result of physical damage, such as scratches on the surface of a hard drive’s platters or (for flash memory media devices) transistor failure, or logical damage, such as sectors being stuck in an irreversible magnetic or digital state (something that happens naturally over the lifetime of a media device). At ASAP Data Recovery Services, we use a technique called sector slipping to avoid the bad sectors on your damaged hard drive.

Maxtor Data Recovery: Common Symptoms

  • Clicking, scratching, clunking, or knocking noises coming from the drive.
  • Spins up, but then stops.
  • Doesn’t spin up at all.
  • Isn’t recognized in BIOS.

If you experience any of the above problems with your Maxtor hard drive and require Maxtor data recovery, please submit a request for a quote to receive free diagnostics.

Here is a list of some of the Maxtor HDD models we have data recovery experience with.


DiamondMax 8s
DiamondMax 10
DiamondMax 16
DiamondMax 17
DiamondMax 1750
DiamondMax 1750A
DiamondMax 20 VL
DiamondMax 2160
DiamondMax 2880
DiamondMax 30 VL
DiamondMax 30 VL
DiamondMax 3400
DiamondMax 36
DiamondMax 40
DiamondMax 40 VL
DiamondMax 4320
DiamondMax 536DX
DiamondMax 60
DiamondMax 6800
DiamondMax 80
DiamondMax D540X-4D
DiamondMax D540X-4G
DiamondMax D540X-4K
DiamondMax Plus 2500
DiamondMax Plus 40
DiamondMax Plus 45
DiamondMax Plus 5120
DiamondMax Plus 60
DiamondMax Plus 6800
DiamondMax Plus 8
DiamondMax Plus 9
DiamondMax Plus D740X
DiamondMax Plus 10
DiamondMax Plus 11
DiamondMax Plus 12
DiamondMax Plus 17
DiamondMax Plus 16
Fireball 3
Fireball 531DX
Fireball 541DX
Fireball lct20
Fireball Plus AS
MaXLine II
MaXLine Pro 500
MaXLine Plus II
40GB ATA 133 HDD
60GB ATA 133 HDD
80GB ATA 133 HDD
120GB ATA 133 HDD
160GB ATA 133 HDD
160GB ATA 150 HDD
200GB ATA 150 HDD
120GB SATA 150 HDD
160GB SATA 150 HDD
200GB SATA 150 HDD


ASAP Data Recovery is your reliable partner in times of data loss emergencies. Our specialized data recovery services cater to various media devices, such as hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards, and more. With a 97% success rate and a “no data, no charge” policy, you can rest assured that we’ll do everything possible to recover your valuable files. Our skilled team of experts utilizes advanced technology to ensure swift and secure data retrieval. Whether it’s personal photos or critical business documents, ASAP Data Recovery is committed to providing top-tier services, helping you regain access to your data and peace of mind. Trust us to handle your data recovery needs with expertise and efficiency.