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by lcoughey
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Physical Data Recovery Tools
Topic: Platter swap tool
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Platter swap tool

I have it here...it is using 3M tape. Not bad, but you are still left with alignment of platters.
by lcoughey
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Can this HDD be recovered?
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Can this HDD be recovered?

Sorry...somehow your post showed up for moderation twice on the Recovery Force forums...the first time I approved, but the second I disapproved, thinking it was a duplicate. Either way, you have your answers.
by lcoughey
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Data Recovery Tools
Topic: Best software to recover deleted files.
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Best software to recover deleted files.

In most cases, you are correct. But, we know who the OP is and he is just a data recovery rookie who hasn't realized that UFS is what he is looking for.
by lcoughey
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters
Replies: 92
Views: 17244

Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters

I've got a few dirty platters laying around that I use to play with and I think that this swab has some potential, but I'm not so sure about the cleaner that comes with it...perhaps if used very sparingly, but it does not evaporate quickly.
by lcoughey
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Data Recovery Tutorials
Topic: 500 GB Maxtor
Replies: 4
Views: 137

500 GB Maxtor

Seems like a Mac os use of dd. How large is your system drive? Please confirm it has considerably more than 600GB of free space.
by lcoughey
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Desperately in need of help recovering a file
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Desperately in need of help recovering a file

Here is an abbreviated version was what was suggested on Reddit 1. get a full sector-by-sector clone of the drive 2. try various data recovery programs ( R-Studio , UFS Explorer , GetDataBack , etc) to see which one gives you the best result. Avoid spammy garbage programs like Recuva, MiniTool, Stel...
by lcoughey
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: Seagate Rosewood Families, Headmaps and Preamps
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Seagate Rosewood Families, Headmaps and Preamps

I've started to log details on my forum.
by lcoughey
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: SSD & Flash Data Recovery
Topic: looking for a pinout on a flash drive
Replies: 5
Views: 119

looking for a pinout on a flash drive

It is a fairly common BGA NAND chip that should read in a LGA/TLGA-52/60 adapter supplied with most flash recovery hardware. What recovery tools do you have available?

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