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 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: how to solve seagate partial access problem?

Posted: May 17th, 2017, 19:26 

Replies: 12
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can you show F3 T>/7X ? I would say its either bad sectors or weak head hi i used this command that repaired my hdds :D :D m0,2d,1,ffff,ffff,ffff,ffff,22 m0 = user ...

 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: how to solve seagate partial access problem?

Posted: May 13th, 2017, 17:23 

Replies: 12
Views: 566


can you show F3 T>/7X ?

I would say its either bad sectors or weak head

 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: Seagate F3 firmware locked drives PSID?

Posted: May 10th, 2017, 11:33 

Replies: 7
Views: 407


... issues where even pro tools cannot parse them properly and halt drive head map creating facility rendering even a head swap to a weak spot .Seagate engineers are like apple now they want to make the pie and eat it also .General ...

 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: Various Toshiba MQ0ADBXXX in read only mode.

Posted: March 22nd, 2017, 11:38 

Replies: 5
Views: 406


I believe it is likely a weak/bad head.

 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: HTS541010A7E630

 Post subject: Re: HTS541010A7E630
Posted: March 16th, 2017, 4:44 

Replies: 6
Views: 483


... One platter read well, the other was very poor. Naturally I assumed one weak head. But new heads replicated the fault, and there were some areas of the platter that read ...

 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: ST2000DM001 looking bad... (Canada)

Posted: January 31st, 2017, 9:46 

Replies: 2
Views: 418


The 2TB are not much better than the 3TB. Your issues could be weak/failing heads, which is quite common. If you are lucky, a few firmware tweaks might be enough to stabilize ...

 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: Repair / Recovery for fried WD2500JS board

Posted: January 19th, 2017, 9:42 

Replies: 11
Views: 721


... is no way of DIY procedure. The HDD has PCB and mechanical problems (head stuck + weak or damaged head). Hope this help to clarify, Best F Thanks for the information you have ...

 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: Repair / Recovery for fried WD2500JS board

Posted: January 19th, 2017, 8:58 

Replies: 11
Views: 721


... is no way of DIY procedure. The HDD has PCB and mechanical problems (head stuck + weak or damaged head). Hope this help to clarify, Best F

 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: WDC_WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0

 Post subject: Re: WDC_WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0
Posted: December 28th, 2016, 14:20 

Replies: 21
Views: 1463


... to keep this drive for feahtture use for data recovery by using heads and PCB Then you should perform the slow fix using HDDSuperTool, and ... This can tell you if there are just some bad areas, or if there is a weak head. If a head is weak then the heads may not be a good choice for ...

 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: WDC_WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0

 Post subject: Re: WDC_WD5000AAKX-75U6AA0
Posted: December 27th, 2016, 19:59 

Replies: 21
Views: 1463


... to clone/image the drive. The drive has many bad sectors, maybe even a weak head. If you wish to try to reuse it, you can follow Spildit's information, but you will never ...

 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: WD portable drive can read system area but no sector access

Posted: December 27th, 2016, 10:53 

Replies: 53
Views: 2669


... tried to access differents LBA positions? Maybe you have bad sectors o weak head. Best, F I have tried different LBA locations, every sector is read as bad no matter where ...

 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: WD portable drive can read system area but no sector access

Posted: December 27th, 2016, 10:04 

Replies: 53
Views: 2669


... tried to access differents LBA positions? Maybe you have bad sectors o weak head. Best, F

 Forum: MRT Lab support forum   Topic: Head map in Ram for WD problem

Posted: December 19th, 2016, 4:56 

Replies: 3
Views: 661


... ok (at least until now). I have a WD drive , WD5000LPVX-80V0TT0 with a weak head. Enter the Marwell utility, all is ok, hdd have ID ,full sector access but of course , ...

 Forum: MRT Lab support forum   Topic: Head map in Ram for WD problem

Posted: December 17th, 2016, 5:46 

Replies: 3
Views: 661


... ok (at least until now). I have a WD drive , WD5000LPVX-80V0TT0 with a weak head. Enter the Marwell utility, all is ok, hdd have ID ,full sector access but of course , ...

 Forum: Software and hardware tools   Topic: HDDsuperclone help

 Post subject: Re: HDDsuperclone help
Posted: November 19th, 2016, 12:55 

Replies: 25
Views: 2658


... as it thinks it needs to. You should try it sometime on a drive with a weak head and watch the pattern it makes (use hddscviewer for the visual reference). OK !!! Many ...

 Forum: Software and hardware tools   Topic: HDDsuperclone help

 Post subject: Re: HDDsuperclone help
Posted: November 19th, 2016, 12:36 

Replies: 25
Views: 2658


... Then you would move forward again. This might help with your bad head calculation algorith as well. let's say that you are imaging from LBA ... as it thinks it needs to. You should try it sometime on a drive with a weak head and watch the pattern it makes (use hddscviewer for the visual ...

 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: WD drive mounts but stops responding

Posted: November 14th, 2016, 7:07 

Replies: 23
Views: 1862


As MindMergepk said it could be a head problem. Do you have LBA number where DDRescue hangs? It is always on the same place?

If your problem is a weak or faulty head you may need a hardware assisted clonning tool. And if you want all your info you may be need to change heads too.

Best!

F

 Forum: Conventional hard drives   Topic: WD drive mounts but stops responding

Posted: November 14th, 2016, 4:00 

Replies: 23
Views: 1862


i suspect a faulty/weak head which is common on these passport drives.
ddrescue did't work at all ?

 Forum: Software and hardware tools   Topic: HDDsuperclone help

 Post subject: Re: HDDsuperclone help
Posted: November 10th, 2016, 21:11 

Replies: 25
Views: 2658


Judging by log the OP provided it has 2 heads, which 1 of them is bad/weak. Unless its small files the OP is looking for, there is no point on trying. That depends on what ...

 Forum: Software and hardware tools   Topic: HDDsuperclone help

 Post subject: Re: HDDsuperclone help
Posted: November 9th, 2016, 19:44 

Replies: 25
Views: 2658


... :) http://www.sdcomputingservice.com/contact The skip size is fine, the head skipping algorithm is adjusting it. From what I can tell from the display output the drive looks like it has 2 heads and one is weak/damaged/bad. After phase2 (about 50% recovery in this case) it will get ...
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