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New Apple Mac book Causes Data Loss

Certain hard drives on the new Apple Mac book have design flaws that will cause data loss. This was reported by a UK data Recovery Organisation on the 2nd of November 2007. It has been said that there are “many dozen” flaws affecting Seagate 2.5 inch SATA drives, which are used in Mac Book and Mac Book Pro.

Other laptop-orientated components such as the Mac Mini are also at risk. According to the company, the read/write heads detach themselves and create deep gouges into the magnetic platter.

The damage is mostly created on the inner tracks, however, there have been cases where it has damaged the outer track as well. If the outer track is damaged, the result is that generally the drive is beyond repair.

So far the model numbers that have been reported as affected include ST96812AS and ST98823As. Due to the amount of faulty disks reported, it is difficult for a data recovery company to pinpoint the specific hard disks that contain design flaws. This is especially true in this case, where magnetic platters are a common type of failure. However, once word gets out, they will be able to combine all information from the different data recovery specialists.

Apple has not given a response or interview on the matter concerned. Seagate has just reported that they have become aware of the issue and are currently looking into it.

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