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by Sam
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Toshiba Data Recovery
Topic: toshiba dealing with damaged heads and surface
Replies: 10
Views: 263

toshiba dealing with damaged heads and surface

14428 For example if platter 01 damaged After reading all your posts in this thread (3 times), it's not clear if this is a case you're actually working with or if you're collecting information. If it IS a case, can you provide more information? What model? How many heads? SA on Toshibas is on top s...
by Sam
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Physical Data Recovery Tools
Topic: Platter swap tool
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Platter swap tool

I have it too and think it's excellent. Clean, precisely manufactured, and non-magnetic. But it's not a "platter swap tool". It's more of a temporary platter repository. I use it mostly for holding and cleaning platters on multiple-platter drives. As Luke stated, the "extractor" ...
by Sam
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: Help. Platter full of fingerprints, is there hope?
Replies: 33
Views: 794

Help. Platter full of fingerprints, is there hope?

Jared wrote:Qr Bbpost I think it has nothing at all to do with your case.


I agree. I just took the post at face value ...I now realize the OP might be asking if it would help his case.
by Sam
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: Help. Platter full of fingerprints, is there hope?
Replies: 33
Views: 794

Help. Platter full of fingerprints, is there hope?

Some sort of spacer needs to go there. It's really the only way to work with a drive with a destroyed parking zone. I find it easier to work with materials other than hot glue, but the idea is the same.
by Sam
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters
Replies: 92
Views: 18276

Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters

Amazon.
by Sam
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters
Replies: 92
Views: 18276

Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters

These work very, very well... at least in certain situations. I do a lot of platter cleaning. When I read this post I was working with a dirty top platter of a 2.5" Hitachi. For something that should have taken 5 minutes I ended up spending at least 4 hours total on it and was only able to do a...
by Sam
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Logical Data Recovery & Data Recovery Software
Topic: offline source drive
Replies: 4
Views: 281

offline source drive

14116 It changes the last byte of data in the MBR from AA (active) to BB (offline). Are you sure? I think the box the OP asks about changes the source to "offline" in Windows Disk Management but doesn't write anything to the source. I may be wrong but that box might only pop up when sourc...
by Sam
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Hubble LT 500Gb 2 heads (H0,H1)
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Hubble LT 500Gb 2 heads (H0,H1)

Did you test the donor before swapping heads (always a good practice)? If not, looking at the imaging speed of H0 with the heads back in the donor would tell you a lot. I'm sure we've all received donors that are not exactly in pristine condition.
by Sam
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: Bizarre Hubble LT SED Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Bizarre Hubble LT SED Issues

I assumed you had a spare USB PCB to use. Yup, this sounds frustrating. It sounds like it's ID'ing with full capacity... sort of sounds like a translator issue besides the fact that the SA seems fine. Regenerating it might not hurt if you've got it saved and the heads are ok. Were you able to run a ...

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