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    WD External / Internal Model Cross Reference

    If you still have those drives can you check and see if "Recertified" is written on the plastic case and the drive label? I think that model number is used for recertified 1TB hard drives.
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    Suggestions for cleanroom tools

    We use Hakko CHP 7A-SA (curved) and Hakko CHP 3-SA (straight) stainless steel non-magnetic precision tweezers for hard drive and flash recovery work. For pliers look for smooth-jaw jewelry making needle nose.
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    Dolphin DVR/CCTV Data Recovery Program

    The Dolphin DVR/CCTV data recovery program works great and it's priced right. They update the software often. For the last major update a DFL engineer logged in and updated the dongle so the license would work with the newest version. There was no charge.
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    SD Card Data Lost - HELP

    Unfortunately if the card is not inserted correctly, failed, or there is no card at all, the shutter will still release making you think your are saving pictures. You can disable that setting in the menu. Look for "Release shutter without Card" in the menu and disable it to prevent mistakes.
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    Help for Seagate head swap

    There is always the chance with Seagate that the labels match and preamp is still different. You can't get a better match than this and look at preamps in green :)
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    ROM For WDTMVV-11TK7S1 Needed!!!

    Sorry I didn't see this sooner, here you go just in case.
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    Question about PIO mode

    I don't know if it actually works any more but the option was still there in Windows 7.
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    Ultrasonic Disk Drive Cleaner

    Here is the pricing I got from Crest Ultrasonics.
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    Ultrasonic Disk Drive Cleaner

    Anyone heard of Crest Ultrasonics or this chemical they are advertising for "precision cleaning of your hard disk drive"?
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    Strange ST3160023A PATA

    I have this strange Seagate 160GB PATA (ST3160023A). I can read almost every sector without error but it gets stuck busy if it reads large chunks of data without error (3000+ sectors). At first I was thinking bad cache chip but a different PCB shows the same issue. To work around it I have set...
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    The complete video guide to unlock the Seagate F3 Rosewood drives

    This Rosewood topic in one picture :)
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    Rusolut System For Sale

    I have a Rusolut VNR System for sale. It was purchased this year. I believe you can transfer support but it is up to the purchaser to verify this. The sale includes: 1) Visual NAND Reconstructor Starter Kit (NAND Reader- Adapters (8 pcs) - Software) 2) Standard Kit (BGA152 - BGA100 - BGA132) 3)...
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    Seagate F3 Rosewood Warning

    In case you missed it, there is a warning on the Ace Lab blog about the Seagate Rosewoods. They are saying that special features in the firmware require handling these drives in a different manner than you might some other families. Reset SMART could lose data! Here are things you should not do...
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    .HFS+ Private Directory Data_

    When you recover a portable device that was formatted HFS+ do you typically copy the ".HFS+ Private Directory Data_" folder and the "Baclkups.backupDB" folder to the customer's recovery device? There is a lot of disk space used by ".HFS+ Private Directory Data_" and plenty of user data in there...
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    America Runs On Old HDDs

    Today we received 3 old hard drives for recovery, 2 x 80GB (ST3808110AS & WD800JD), 1 250GB EIDE (WD2500BB) all of them were from small business owners. You have probably seen some people speculate that SSDs are the end for HDD recovery and it's approaching fast. In my opinion and from the...
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    Rusolut VNR Experience

    I am interested in other Visual NAND Reconstructor user experiences. Rusolut doesn't have a forum and there is very little talk about it on other DR forums. Is anyone using VNR to solve the majority of their chip-off cases? If I recall correctly, Jared purchased a used device, HaQue was one of...
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    Freezer Trick?

    Here is a view from the ramp area.
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    Freezer Trick?

    Anyone suspect this Seagate found its way into a freezer before it got to us for recovery?