micronDR breaks ultimate barrier for disk-based recoveries

Using proprietary technology has enabled micronDR (S)
Pte Ltd, the data recovery specialist, to break the ultimate
barrier for disk-based data recoveries and achieve a high success rate of 98 percent.
The success lies in a patentable technology, called Tecra Clean, that mirrors media
coating technology. micronDR has deployed semi-robotics surface recovery technology
that “rejuvenates” the disk surface, removing any debris or coating that would have
been accumulated during subsequent head disk interfaces during the life of the hard
drive before the catastrophic failure. Damaged disks are verified to be “flyable” using
a laser-based optical scan or HDI tester. Disks primarily use two basic layers of lube, one of which is fixed while the other is
mobile. Over the period of usage, sometimes there is a cumulation of the mobile layer
of the lube due to the laws of physics operating on a spinning disk known as
centrifugal force, or forces of wander wall, which continuously push the layer to the
disk’s outer diameter (OD). This creates a drastic change in the flying profile of the
heads between the OD and the inner diameter (ID), sometimes challenging the
negative pressure air bearing pads design.


Using proprietary technology has enabled micronDR (S)
Pte Ltd, the data recovery specialist, to break the ultimate
barrier for disk-based data recoveries and achieve a high success rate of 98 percent.
The success lies in a patentable technology, called Tecra Clean, that mirrors media
coating technology. micronDR has deployed semi-robotics surface recovery technology
that “rejuvenates” the disk surface, removing any debris or coating that would have
been accumulated during subsequent head disk interfaces during the life of the hard
drive before the catastrophic failure. Damaged disks are verified to be “flyable” using
a laser-based optical scan or HDI tester.

Disks primarily use two basic layers of lube, one of which is fixed while the other is
mobile. Over the period of usage, sometimes there is a cumulation of the mobile layer
of the lube due to the laws of physics operating on a spinning disk known as
centrifugal force, or forces of wander wall, which continuously push the layer to the
disk’s outer diameter (OD). This creates a drastic change in the flying profile of the
heads between the OD and the inner diameter (ID), sometimes challenging the
negative pressure air bearing pads design.

The head thus flies higher resulting in poor amplitude and resolution, making way for
innumerous amount of read errors or even causing a sudden build up of errors in the
grown list (G-List). Controlling the flyability reduces such inconsistencies.

“Our Tecra Clean technology helps crashed disks even more when ‘data recovery
dudes’ declare such projects unrecoverable. With this breakthrough, micronDR has
increased our recoverability rate to 98 percent of all projects that enter our labs,”
said Tony Moeini, Director of Technology, micronDR (S) Pte Ltd.
micronDR’s Class 10 certified clean room laboratory is the only one of its kind in this
region. Located at Senoko, it enables the opening up of hard drive without the risk of
contamination during the intricate recovery process.
“What sets micronDR apart from basement shops are its technology leadership and
service level commitment. This breakthrough technology testifies of the company’s
data recovery capabilities, which is a definite boon for enterprises and individuals
needing to retrieve data from damaged disks,” said David Ng, former Senior Director
of a leading hard disk maker.

VR-Zone is a leading online technology news publication reporting on bleeding edge trends in PC and mobile gadgets, with in-depth reviews and commentaries.