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Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:04 pm

Hi

If you still didn't noticed, HDDdonors have a FW database available.

http://fw.donordrives.com

Only for PC3K tough...
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Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:50 pm

The firmware will still work for MRT or DDL. RPM is the standard format for most pro systems now. You'll just need someone with a PC-3000 to extract the necessary RPM files from the data base files for you.

I'd been bugging them about getting a copy of their firmware database, and they said they were going to do it. I guess they decided to self host it rather than give me a copy. Same end result I guess, we all get to use it so no complaints.

Maybe soon someone will perfect a way to extract RPM files from pcr database files a little faster than doing it one module at a time.

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Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:25 am

Well, I said PC3K because they are in PCR format.
There's a guy on the other forum, that claims he have a tool to extract them...
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:21 am

pclab wrote:Source of the post Well, I said PC3K because they are in PCR format.
There's a guy on the other forum, that claims he have a tool to extract them...

Yes, but he will convert them only upon request. Too bad he won't release a program to make it possible for us all to benefit. I'd bet a lot of techs would pay for that, given the breadth of Ace's repository. You'd think DDL would write one. I swear I saw reference to one a year or so ago but can't find it in spite of several searches.

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Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:12 pm

LarrySabo wrote:Source of the postI swear I saw reference to one

This one ? Or This ?
Ho, but you said a year ago, so, probably this one :)

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Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:26 pm

Thanks, Jol. I remember those discussions, but I think I saw it in the DFL forum. Searched there a number of times and couldn't find it, so either my memory is faulty or they've removed the link. I'll contact the author and see what he charges for the program, if he sells it yet.

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Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:10 pm

If I can get some examples of PCR Database, and extracted files from them, I may be able to write a tool for this.

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Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:35 pm

On HDDOracle there is a request and reply for converting a resource.

Request: http://files.hddguru.com/index.php?acti ... y/Mercury&

Reply: http://files.hddguru.com/viewer_top.php ... ty/Mercury

I'm not positive they are PCR and RPM equivalent, but worth a look.

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Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:40 am

The PCR files, you can get them from the HDDdonor FTP.
It would be a good thing, to develop such a tool.
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Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:33 am

I would need some files that were extracted from the database, and the exact database. I don't have PC3k, and no context of these files, but if I had a database and files extracted, I think I could reverse it.

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