Restore data in event of a Read Write Head Crash in Mac

Nowadays, hard drive uses several physical components to store data, manipulate data and access database. These storage devices components have assigned specific task such as read/write head reads data from and writes data to disk platters. In the hard drives the major disk drive components are magnetic platters, read/write head, head assembly, logic board and disk controllers. However at time it happens that read write head fails due to which you are unable to access your important data from hard drive. Whenever they try to access there files and folder read write head crash problem appears an error meesage to display screen and abrupt the process. The head crash error message appears in the below given manner:

“1708 Head select error”

The head crash happens when the read write head of hard drive touches its rotating platters. As a result it scratches and do the fatal damage to the magnetic surface of the platter. Hard disk read write head is precisely positioned on a disk platter and can make the contacts with it under various circumstances, resulting in data loss situations. Below are some instances which causes read write head crash problem:

  • Presence of dust particles can enter and obstruct the proper movement of a read/write head

  • Due to the damaged armature arm chances of head touching a platter becomes very high

  • Physical damages inside the hard drive

  • Fluctuations of power supply can affect head's movement

  • Excessive heat inside the drive


The read write head crash problem also appears during the input or output operations. In such cases it becomes necessary for users to access there important data stored on hard drive. To restore your important data recent backup of your hard drive data can help you to grab it without any effort. But in case if you don't have the backup then third party Mac data recovery software is the only way to restore your lost data from hard drive. It is designed with highly advance algorithm and rich user interface to make the whole procedure easier and reliable for users.

System Requirements

Processor: Intel Power PC (G4 or later)

Operating System: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger, and 10.3.9 Panther

Memory: 256 MB

Hard Disk: 40Mb


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