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by LarrySabo
Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: SSD & Flash Data Recovery
Topic: The Joys of Thumbdrive Recovery
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: The Joys of Thumbdrive Recovery

@HaQue: thanks for the info. I don't know why they don't ship WF5X + WF20X eyepieces (which would give 10X, 20X, 40X and 80X magnification) instead of WF10X + WF20X (which give 20X, 40X and 80X). @jared: Thanks for that info. I guess my $125 CAD is a reasonable minimum price. Funny how most users th...
by LarrySabo
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: SSD & Flash Data Recovery
Topic: The Joys of Thumbdrive Recovery
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: The Joys of Thumbdrive Recovery

:lol:

BTW, what do you charge for these recoveries, where it's just ripped pads/connections? I asked my DR minimum of $125 CAD last week and got turned down.
by LarrySabo
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: SSD & Flash Data Recovery
Topic: The Joys of Thumbdrive Recovery
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: The Joys of Thumbdrive Recovery

Wait until you need trifocals! Not fun. I have one of those hoods with magnifying lenses you can wear over your regular glasses, and it's pretty good,actually. Has a fold-down auxiliary lens that makes it quite powerful.
by LarrySabo
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: SSD & Flash Data Recovery
Topic: The Joys of Thumbdrive Recovery
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: The Joys of Thumbdrive Recovery

I was going to ask, what is that, 12 gauge? :D (jk) BTW, what do you use for magnification to work on these? I just got my microscope last week and find that 20x is a bit too much; 10x would have been better. I might still order WF5X eyepieces to yield 10X when combined with the 2X objective. Got a ...
by LarrySabo
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD Spider with Slight Filter Discoloration
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: WD Spider with Slight Filter Discoloration

I would think air turbulence in the channel that leads to the filter would mean the bits could have come from any platter, if that's what's in there. It would be interesting to cut it open and examine the interior of the filter under a microscope. Did you examine the heads under a microscope? Like p...
by LarrySabo
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Logical Data Recovery & Data Recovery Software
Topic: Full erase method
Replies: 17
Views: 4048

Re: Full erase method

Oops. Must read before replying. I was thinking he meant quick format.
by LarrySabo
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Logical Data Recovery & Data Recovery Software
Topic: Full erase method
Replies: 17
Views: 4048

Re: Full erase method

Actually, deleting all partitions on the drive, creating a new one for the entire disk, and then full-formatiing it is more than enough to wipe the data. Really? I thought that just replaces the MBR/GPT, and MFTs. I thought a raw scan would enable recovery of the data after that. Please correct me ...
by LarrySabo
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Logical Data Recovery & Data Recovery Software
Topic: Full erase method
Replies: 17
Views: 4048

Re: Full erase method

I use an Atola Bandura to zero drives.
by LarrySabo
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Keypad External Drives
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: Keypad External Drives

Probably just uses a WD USB drive with an asic front end that manages the PWs and access. If the drive pukes, it might be repairable and data recovered provided the front end hardware/firmware is not toast. Just like a MyPassport with a user PW entered using WD Smartware.

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