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by hddguy
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: ST2000DM001
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: ST2000DM001

Does it read at this speed at all heads?

Also, did you take JAred advice and check the status if the 'HDD ID' options?
by hddguy
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD My Passport Not Encrypted
Replies: 14
Views: 2750

Re: WD My Passport Not Encrypted

I always assumed they would offer encryption by default, even more so since I never saw one that had absolutely no encryption present.

I always aim to learn something new everyday, I guess this counts :D
by hddguy
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD My Passport Not Encrypted
Replies: 14
Views: 2750

Re: WD My Passport Not Encrypted

HDDGUY, I think you are missing the point. This is a case where the data is not encrypted by the processor and is still 100% accessible when converted to SATA. I'd say that this is the case for about 5% of the Passport drives we get. Encryption is made internally so it is irrelevant which interface...
by hddguy
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How You Got Into Data Recovery
Replies: 8
Views: 2417

Re: How You Got Into Data Recovery

Did you ever manage to restore data from the lost partition? You can use Microsofts Repair BDE tool for such a situations.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lib ... 29851.aspx
by hddguy
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD My Passport Not Encrypted
Replies: 14
Views: 2750

Re: WD My Passport Not Encrypted

They are encrypted, but encryption is not done at the USB bridge, it is done at processor level. Data sent to the HDD is encrypted by controller and stored in encrypted form, but when read it is decrypted by processor and displayed in non-encrypted form. This way is simple for secure erasure by simp...
by hddguy
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: 1.1Pb WD Glitch
Replies: 5
Views: 1196

Re: 1.1Pb WD Glitch

I would not be surprised if it is some 'fake' drive. I have had a lot lately. This week I recieved a 500GB WD with label 'WD5000BEVT-00A0RT0', but identified as Zephyr and had map of '0,1,2'. Entered the SN at Western Digital RMA check at website and confirmed it should actually be WD5000BEVT-00HXZT...
by hddguy
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Firmware, ROM, & LDR Requests
Topic: Need LDR for 0006004P Microcode
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

Re: Need LDR for 0006004P Microcode

https://www.dropbox.com/s/aszd8kxvfwn0g ... P.pcr?dl=0

SA tracks, ROM and SA modules in PCR file.
by hddguy
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: How to Move WD Marvel Module Location
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Re: How to Move WD Marvel Module Location

The second ABA range you are writing to represents copy '1' of the SA modules. I usually relocate into the same copy but shorten length of some non important module like 'E0' which is a large module then use the now free space as the location for my bad module to reside. I have never relocated outsi...
by hddguy
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD Diablo3D Missing Module 11
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: WD Diablo3D Missing Module 11

Do you have some resource of the same revision? Try an offline start using mod 01 from donor with same FW version. This is what I would try first. Without 02 or 11 drive will not come online alone, I would guess that dir module has some damage. After load LDR and search for SA modules, can you see d...
by hddguy
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: PC-3000 Forum
Topic: Monolith Data Recovery – Free Conference in New York
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Re: Monolith Data Recovery – Free Conference in New York

When I started working with flash it took two of us to take it on, I took the Soft Center route while my colleague took on PC3000. I was pretty lucky in that I had a few guys at skype that gave me good advice and support. I worked on flash alone for around 2 years, it really does require a lot of ti...

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