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by vrocco
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Donor Hard Drive Market
Topic: looking for a donor WD10EALS-00Z8A0
Replies: 12
Views: 2557

Re: looking for a donor WD10EALS-00Z8A0

Have you tried Jared's custom Google search for donors: http://www.data-medics.com/donor-drives---search.html

Or DeepSpar's MyDonorDrives: http://mydonordrives.com/
by vrocco
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0
Replies: 24
Views: 3921

Re: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0

Awesome. Board ordered. Thanks again for all the help and for hosting a great forum!
by vrocco
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0
Replies: 24
Views: 3921

Re: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0

Gotcha. Thanks again for the help Jared. I appreciate it.
by vrocco
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0
Replies: 24
Views: 3921

Re: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0

The controller chip right by the USB port says:

initio
INIC-1607E
C11
E51202113
1040
by vrocco
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0
Replies: 24
Views: 3921

Re: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0

I unfortunately can't get a good picture in high resolution with the crappy camera I have. Which chip or combination of chips would tell me what you need to know?
by vrocco
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Logical Data Recovery & Data Recovery Software
Topic: Full erase method
Replies: 17
Views: 2950

Re: Full erase method

I agree with you and part of me wishes I had discovered your option first. I may still pick one up for fast dual drive wiping. I do still like having the option of Secure Erase though as well.
by vrocco
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Logical Data Recovery & Data Recovery Software
Topic: Full erase method
Replies: 17
Views: 2950

Re: Full erase method

http://www.amazon.com/CRU-DataPort-31550-0109-0000-Drive-Erazer-Ultra/dp/B005IY8262/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426709959&sr=8-1&keywords=wiebetech+drive+erazer This. Will only do one drive at a time, but is still standalone so doesn't take up a pc. Also will do ATA secure erase as well as ...
by vrocco
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0
Replies: 24
Views: 3921

Re: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0

I'll try and do that when I get back to the office Jared. I'm out running around right now. Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.
by vrocco
Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0
Replies: 24
Views: 3921

Re: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0

Thanks for the advice guys. A quick followup: With these drives, do you find it easier to switch the ROM to a compatible SATA board, or to solder a SATA header onto the existing board. I wasn't 100% sure if swapping the ROM to a SATA board would give me problems with the encryption (I'm assuming thi...
by vrocco
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0
Replies: 24
Views: 3921

WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0

So I am working on WD Passport USB drive and I'm 99% sure I'm gonna have to do a headswap at some point. Drive spins up and sounds like it tries to seek the SA, but usually doesn't come ready or even identify. However, it will occasionally identify correctly on the Atola for just a moment and then i...

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