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by lcoughey
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: I broke the ground pin off of a BIOS chip (Woops). Will it still work?
Replies: 7
Views: 40

I broke the ground pin off of a BIOS chip (Woops). Will it still work?

I don't recall ever seeing a backup copy of the ROM in the SA when a U12 is present.
by lcoughey
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: I broke the ground pin off of a BIOS chip (Woops). Will it still work?
Replies: 7
Views: 40

I broke the ground pin off of a BIOS chip (Woops). Will it still work?

If your data is of any value to you, it is best to stop and consider sending to a data recovery professional and be very thankful that your hard drive is a Western Digital and not a Seagate.
by lcoughey
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: Unable to recover formatted hard drive Seagate 2 TB
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Unable to recover formatted hard drive Seagate 2 TB

SabrinaF wrote:Have you tried "Recuva" software?


In my opinion, Recuva is garbage. At the very least, it is only designed as an undelete program and not equipped to handle a formatted failing hard drive.
by lcoughey
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Logical Data Recovery & Data Recovery Software
Topic: RAW or not to RAW
Replies: 9
Views: 204

RAW or not to RAW

16835 UFS explorer pro does it, but its very expensive It isn't that expensive considering that we get to use it over and over again on jobs that we are billing for. I'll give it a go in trial mode but it will still be in RAW mode, can it determine good from bad in RAW ? As long as you are scanning...
by lcoughey
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Logical Data Recovery & Data Recovery Software
Topic: RAW or not to RAW
Replies: 9
Views: 204

RAW or not to RAW

I'd be inclined to use UFS explorer, connected the the DE map file so you can split the good and damaged files based on the sector map.
by lcoughey
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: HGST / Hitachi Data Recovery
Topic: How to test heads on HITACHI-IBM-ARM utility?
Replies: 4
Views: 310

How to test heads on HITACHI-IBM-ARM utility?

I'm pretty sure that writing in DE only writes to clone/image and never the patient.
by lcoughey
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: Repair shop removed the label
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Repair shop removed the label

pclab wrote:Can it be that the label is not from that HDD?
Check the PCB model if it fits other Jamaica drives.

Based on Larry's SN check from the end of the drive, it is definitely a 160GB Jamaica.
by lcoughey
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Phones, Tablets, and Other Device Data Recovery
Topic: Recovering data from Android phone after factory reset?
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Recovering data from Android phone after factory reset?

Thanks for creating a thread that opens the doors for cell phone recovery software spammers to try and jump in. Or, is your comment in response to a post that has since been deleted?
by lcoughey
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: SSD & Flash Data Recovery
Topic: SSD recovery gives lare SWF files
Replies: 4
Views: 275

SSD recovery gives lare SWF files

1. This is not an SSD...it is a Toshiba convio spinning hard drive 2. If it was dropped, the logical conclusion is that there is physical damage to the drive surface and/or heads 3. The more it is on, the more damage it is likely causing to the surface of the drive If you value your data, send it to...
by lcoughey
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: When SuperClone Breaks A Drive - What Then?
Replies: 2
Views: 151

When SuperClone Breaks A Drive - What Then?

If you did a drive clone and didn't encounter any bad sectors along the way, the likely reason for your drive being read-only is because of underlying file system issues. So, when you did a sector-by-sector copy to another drive, you made an identical copy of the file system, including the issues it...

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