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Re: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0

Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:42 pm

Just be careful too that the drive is fully spun down before you remove the PCB. Otherwise you'll get the heads stuck to the platters. This procedure is called a smart hotswap.

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Re: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0

Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:51 pm

Thanks. I'll give that a try.

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Re: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0

Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:17 pm

So before attempting the hot swap, I tried the "Solve 'slow responding' problem" and then SA Translator regeneration. Drive came ready, I was able to read encryption key from mod 25 and view the entire tree in DE explorer.

Saved all files except one jpg that had some bad sectors. Not a bad result at all!

Thanks for all the help on this one.

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Re: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0

Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:25 pm

I must have misunderstood. I thought you meant that the drive wasn't coming ready (DRD + DSC) anymore. You meant that it gets ABR when you try to access sectors. :D

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Re: WD Passport WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0

Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:59 pm

Yes sorry. That was my fault, I'm still new to expressing everything that pc-3000 is showing me. But yes, it wouldn't come ready when I powered on without an error (I think AMN). And then when I tried to access sectors, I got ABR constantly.

Anyway, it was a success! Thanks!

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