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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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    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?

    Anyone suspect this Seagate found its way into a freezer before it got to us for recovery?
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    SD is a forensics Company now?

    About Salvation Data
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    WD1600 Hell Week

    So this week I am recovering two old WD drives and they are both taking all week :( WD1600BB (2004) WD1600JS (2006) Some of you might not see too many of these old drives any more, I think I get them still because of the area I'm in. Mostly small businesses around here, not a great economy. The...
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    Recover Data in 3 Clicks with the New PC-3000 Easy Mode

    Ace announces PC-3000 "Easy Mode".
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    HDD Surgery Head Holder

    I just saw the new Head Holder from HDD Surgery and I like it but... I'm not sure it's 10 times better than the panavise mini vise I use now for $30. What tools are you currently using for holding heads?
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    Seagate ST2000LM007 -1 capacity

    Does anyone know if PC-3000 supports Seagate Backup Plus Portable ST2000LM007? I get Model, Serial, FW. It shows -1 capacity and can't detect family. When powered on terminal shows: Low Current Spin FAIL Servo Op=0095 Resp=0007 Fail Servo Op=0100 Resp=0007 This repeats for some time and then...
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    WD Slim WD7500LPCX

    Has anyone performed a headswap on a Western Digital Slim WD7500LPCX? The design looked unique and I saw a dead one for $9 on eBay so I bought it and opened it up. At first look I don't even see how the HSA will come out or fit back in.
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