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by SilverPuppy
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Toshiba Data Recovery
Topic: Toshiba USB to SATA Guide
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Toshiba USB to SATA Guide

Success! Long and winding road that I'm sure my client wished would have taken less time. First I tried to recover the contents of IC602 using ICSP with a moderately-priced 866A USB programmer only to discover it didn't support ICSP on SPI25 chips. After feeling totally betrayed that an ICSP program...
by SilverPuppy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Toshiba Data Recovery
Topic: MQ01UBD100 USB to USB!
Replies: 16
Views: 2942

MQ01UBD100 USB to USB!

I see no reason why you should become angry over this, but you very definitely seem to be. Basically you're telling me that my understanding of how hard drives work is stuck in the 1980s (when I first started dealing with them....I can tell you in great detail how FM and MFM drives work) and that si...
by SilverPuppy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Toshiba Data Recovery
Topic: Toshiba USB to SATA Guide
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Toshiba USB to SATA Guide

Thanks for the help everyone. Sorry for appearing to have not paid attention to your diagrams and such; I was a little confused, basically because I've been sick and apparently forgotten how to count. :roll: My boards are USB and as such some of the solder points are in a little different place than...
by SilverPuppy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Toshiba Data Recovery
Topic: MQ01UBD100 USB to USB!
Replies: 16
Views: 2942

MQ01UBD100 USB to USB!

They have (compared to any of us) unlimited resources if the need presents itself. Theoretically it wouldn't be difficult to construct a machine which would spin up the motor, move the heads slowly across the platters, and parse any valid data which resulted. It would have to be adaptable to multipl...
by SilverPuppy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Toshiba Data Recovery
Topic: Toshiba USB to SATA Guide
Replies: 191
Views: 47210

Toshiba USB to SATA Guide

Unfortunately there isn't a way to write rom on donor sata pcb via serial mode, but i'll explain you how to write it without taking off chip from donor pcb by using eprom programmer. This task is hard, you'll need good soldering skills with classic soldering iron, steady hand, good magnifying glass...
by SilverPuppy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Toshiba Data Recovery
Topic: MQ01UBD100 USB to USB!
Replies: 16
Views: 2942

MQ01UBD100 USB to USB!

...and then it's off to a high-dollar data recovery specialist who can use trial-and-error on the parameters in their $250,000 rig until it hits a set that works Hi SilverPuppy, What $250,000 rig are you referring to? I'm being a little facetious. Basically I'm referring to the type of rig the FBI ...
by SilverPuppy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Toshiba Data Recovery
Topic: MQ01UBD100 USB to USB!
Replies: 16
Views: 2942

MQ01UBD100 USB to USB!

I guess the days of uniform drive geometry are over, then. At one time the platters were used the same way in every drive in the family, and frankendriving was much easier. Of course, 4TB on one drive was just a pipe dream. Trade-offs have obviously had to be made somewhere. Thanks for the advice. A...
by SilverPuppy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Toshiba Data Recovery
Topic: MQ01UBD100 USB to USB!
Replies: 16
Views: 2942

MQ01UBD100 USB to USB!

Wow. I do not understand why Toshiba made the decision to make their hard drives such unique precious snowflakes that without the adaptive data stored in a flash ROM the thing is altogether helpless. I feel certain that with enough money thrown at it, the data could still be recovered manually, a la...
by SilverPuppy
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Toshiba Data Recovery
Topic: MQ01UBD100 USB to USB!
Replies: 16
Views: 2942

MQ01UBD100 USB to USB!

So I'm about to do the same thing. Have a water-damaged board and a donor board. The USB drive was left in the rain. :roll: I had hoped that I could get away with not swapping the IC602, but of course it wouldn't initialize the drive. It did at least spin and move the heads, sounding healthy in the ...

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