Fujitsu Hard Drive Failure - Data Recovery
There are apparent problems
with the following Fujitsu desktop hard disk model numbers:
MPF3102AT, MPG3102AH and MPF3102AH (all 10Gb), MPG3204AT, MPF3204AT,
MPG3204AH and MPG3204AT (all 20Gb), MPG3307AT, MPF3307AT, MPG3307AH
and MPF3307AH (all 30Gb), MPG3409AT, MPF3409AT, MPG3409AH and
MPF3409AH (all 40Gb).
These Fujitsu drives will in many cases be working perfectly before then failing
suddenly. They will not be recognised by the BIOS and
sometimes the BIOS may identify them with nonsense information. You may see
an error message telling you of a disk boot failure and also that your
operating system can not be found.
There are a variety of opinions as to the root cause of this
failure. Fortunately, failed drives are often repairable.
Do Not: Attempt to swap the controller board
on one of these faulty drives with one from a working drive.
IT WILL NOT WORK. This is because the information held on the
failed drive is unique to each drive. Changing the controller
board may very well cause a mechanical failure and render your
recoverable data unrecoverable.
What if I have one of these drives but the symptoms are different?:
This is quite possible. Even though
these drives have an inherent fault they are still prone to
all the other problems hard disks suffer from ie. mechnical
failure, logical failure, bad sectors etc.
As with laptop drives produced by other manufacturers, laptop
hard disk drives are prone to all the usual types of hard drive
We have noticed that a small percentage of Fujitsu laptop hard
disk drives fail with the following unique symptoms:
- The drive appears to be working perfectly, then without warning, it will fail. No mechanical noise indicating failure will be heard.
- The drive will not be recognised by the BIOS and sometimes the BIOS may identify it with nonsense information.
- You may see an error message telling you of a disk boot failure and also that your operating system can not be found.
MHV family: eg. MHV2080BS, MHV2080AS, MHV2120AH, MHV2120BH SATA, MHV2160BT SATA
MHW family: eg. MHW2080AT, MHW2160BH SATA, MHW2160BJ SATA
MHX family: eg. MHX2300BT SATA
MHM family: MHM2060AT, MHM2100AT, MHM2150AT, MHM2200AT
MHN family: MHN2100AT, MHN2150AT, MHN2200AT, MHN2300AT
MHR family: MHR2010AT, MHR2020AT, MHR2030AT, MHR2040AT
MHS family: MHS2020AT, MHS2030AT, MHS2040AT, MHS2060AT
MHT family: MHT2020AT, MHT2030AT, MHT2040AT, MHT2060AT, MHT2040AH, MHT2060AH
MHU family: MHU2100AT