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by hddguy
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Logical Data Recovery & Data Recovery Software
Topic: Formatted Recovery
Replies: 11
Views: 2087

Re: Formatted Recovery

Look at results of your scan, choose some random files and view them with a hex viewer. Probably the files contain the wrong data meaning either metadata like file records are damaged or files have been written to with new data. Depending how much data was written with the factory restore you may ge...
by hddguy
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: ST3500413AS BSY
Replies: 5
Views: 3450

Re: ST3500413AS BSY

LED:CC means there is problem with translator or overlays, LED:EE is usually representative of some media cache error, Once you reach ready you should try to edit the SMP module. If you have PC3000 (or similar) you should be able to edit it with 'Edit HDD ID (Terminal) to disable reallocation and me...
by hddguy
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: ST500DM002 Doesn't ID
Replies: 10
Views: 3822

Re: ST500DM002 Doesn't ID

System file 3_346_0 needs to be cleared or replaced.
by hddguy
Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion & Off Topic
Topic: WD Senior Executive Jumps over to Seagate
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: WD Senior Executive Jumps over to Seagate

WD drives are already more complex since families like Diablo and Shrek. Even restoring data without original ROM is near impossible on models such as Shrek due to extra Servo tables in ROM. I am starting to prefer Seagate over WD already :shock:
by hddguy
Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Toshiba Data Recovery
Topic: Toshiba USB to SATA possibility
Replies: 51
Views: 10877

Re: Toshiba USB to SATA possibility

I wrote a case study about this when I first had one, and model alone is not enough for conversion to SATA. Ill send it over to you by email monday so you can look over it.
by hddguy
Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: How to check to see if Wd is encrpyted
Replies: 53
Views: 8452

Re: How to check to see if Wd is encrpyted

You need to autodetect key first from either some SA module (25 = initio / Jmicron / SED or 38 = Symwave) or from 'magic' sector at HDD. Did you detect key?

Also, you need to ensure 'Deryption' box is selected
by hddguy
Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001

Did you disable reallocation and pending activites?
by hddguy
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: HGST / Hitachi Data Recovery
Topic: Hitachi Iomega Home Media Network
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: Hitachi Iomega Home Media Network

Perform a signature based scan (RAW recovery) just to test files. If RAW files are good, then data is not encrypted.
by hddguy
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Toshiba Data Recovery
Topic: Toshiba USB to SATA possibility
Replies: 51
Views: 10877

Re: Toshiba USB to SATA possibility

MCU and Motor controller should match, if not after conversion heads will knock and drive cant come ready.


For example, 88i9317-RA12 (MCU) and ########### – TLS2602 should be the same.
by hddguy
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: How to check to see if Wd is encrpyted
Replies: 53
Views: 8452

Re: How to check to see if Wd is encrpyted

This is not Initio 1607E chip, at your USB3 will probably be INIC 3608 or some variant which is means your Initio USB3 is a SED capable drive.

Traditional Initio (1607E) like your case, will only be present on USB2 bridge only.

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