In many instances, yes. Like other mechanical components, hard drives are subject to mechanical failure over time. It is not a question of if, but when. A common sign of mechanical failure are strange noises such as:
If your hard drive is making any strange noises, do not continue to power on the drive or attempt an software recovery tools as this can result in further damage and quickly lead to permanent data loss!!
If a hard drive has experienced mechanical failure you need the experience and expertise of a professional data recovery service to recover your data. DRG has one of the highest success rates in the industry which is largely due to our extensive background in hard drive repair, we also carry the industries largest parts inventory of hard drive components.
Unfortunately not all hard drives that have suffered these types of mechanical failure are recoverable and should go through an evaluation process to determine the extent of the recovery. Contact Data Recovery Group today for a free consultation.