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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 6th, 2011, 16:18 
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The SST25VF010 is a 1 Mbit chip, whereas the Winbond IC is a 2 Mbit device. Otherwise they would be functionally identical.

I don't know whether the capacity difference is significant. Sometimes manufacturers will use a larger chip if it is easier or cheaper to source. They may not use the extra space, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 6th, 2011, 17:21 
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Does that have anything to do with firmware and why windbond chip wouldn't decrypt data on first drive?


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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 6th, 2011, 17:42 
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You can fit twice as much firmware in a 2 Mbit chip but you won't know whether that's significant until you dump the contents. That requires specialised test equipment, or perhaps the manufacturer has a proprietary software utility that can do this. The additional 1 Mbit may just contain zeros.

In any case I suspect that moving the original chip to your donor board may solve your problem. I'm assuming that the bridge ICs are identical, and that there is no significant difference in their internal code. That said, I have no hands on experience with this product, only user feedback.

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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 6th, 2011, 21:02 
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If the eeprom is what i need , shouldn't the usb controller have worked when tech re-soldered it in the first place? ( at the data recovery center)


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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 12th, 2011, 23:11 
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hey navlag, you said you were able to get the same revision enclosure board to decrypt your data but you're still trying to recover?

Im wondering if I am able to get same board (AA), if its going to be just plug and go or if Ill need to extract hex codes?


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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 12th, 2011, 23:35 
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Actually I just recovered my data a few days ago. In my case, my usb board was 4061-705059. It turns out that particular drive (500gb my book essential) revision was not an issue. On a new drive of the same model, 2 diff. revisions decrypted it. I used the program Partition Find and Mount . It scanned bad drive,found partition and mounted it to a drive letter. Worked like a charm. Ordered usb board off ebay.


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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 13th, 2011, 4:58 
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navlag2007 wrote:
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If the eeprom is what i need , shouldn't the usb controller have worked when tech re-soldered it in the first place? ( at the data recovery center)

Maybe the soldering job wasn't probably done.

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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 13th, 2011, 17:57 
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thanks for the info, Navlag. Im ordering that same part, which seems to be the only one available on ebay. Mine is a 1.5TB with 4060-705059-003 Rev AA, and the item is 4060-705059-001 Rev A. Hope it works!


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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 30th, 2011, 18:26 
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I was using MyBook 1T.B and it filled down on the floor and then it stoped working
it only giving me noise and the blue light is on what windows doesn't read that I am conecting a hard drive and I can't get my data back
what can I do to get my data back please help?


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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 31st, 2011, 1:31 
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pharon wrote:
I was using MyBook 1T.B and it filled down on the floor and then it stoped working
it only giving me noise and the blue light is on what windows doesn't read that I am conecting a hard drive and I can't get my data back
what can I do to get my data back please help?

Send to a professional.


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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 31st, 2011, 3:53 
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BlackST wrote:
pharon wrote:
I was using MyBook 1T.B and it filled down on the floor and then it stoped working
it only giving me noise and the blue light is on what windows doesn't read that I am conecting a hard drive and I can't get my data back
what can I do to get my data back please help?

Send to a professional.


Two choices:

1. Send to pro
2. Forget about data

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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 31st, 2011, 8:23 
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do you mean that my data all gone
no way to get it back


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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 31st, 2011, 10:48 
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Simply it's not a thing YOU can do AT YOUR HOME.


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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 31st, 2011, 16:55 
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It sounds like the drive may have internal damage (media, heads), in which case it would not be a good idea to keep trying to spin it up.

Alternatively, it could be that the micro-USB connector has been damaged. If so, then you could remove the drive from its enclosure and connect it to a SATA port on your computer's motherboard. Then run WD's Data LifeGuard diagnostic against it. Note that even if DLG passes all the tests, you will still not have access to your data. This is because the USB-SATA bridge board has 128-bit AES hardware encryption. The solution in this case is to resolder the connector, or to replace the board with one from an identical product of the same capacity.

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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
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pharon wrote:
do you mean that my data all gone
no way to get it back


See option 1.

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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: October 31st, 2011, 17:01 
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pharon wrote:
I was using MyBook 1T.B and it filled down on the floor and then it stoped working
it only giving me noise and the blue light is on what windows doesn't read that I am conecting a hard drive and I can't get my data back
what can I do to get my data back please help?


Run any test on this drive is an excellent way to make things worse 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: November 1st, 2011, 16:36 
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Help.

The exact same thing has happened to me. The USB connector broke off inside the hard drive. I've taken the HDD out, and tried to use it in an enclosure, but it isn't recognized on my PC or Mac (probably because it's encrypted...?)

First of all, please spare me any 'computer language', as I won't understand. I need this data desperately (and before you say anything, my back-up has just broken, too) I want to stress that I can't afford to spend much getting it fixed, and I don't have the time to wait. I need the data as soon as possible. Please, please could someone give me a quick step-by-step guide as to what I should do.

The chip board and USB connector don't look great, but maybe they can be put back together...? I won't try this myself, though.

Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: November 1st, 2011, 16:43 
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As you all said I send it to a pro
he told me that he will use a certain machine which he will put the hard inside and (this machine is vacumed from inside no air at all like the space) he will open the hard drive and replace the media from another hard drive from the same kind.
He asked for about 200 USD to do this
the question is if he done what he said is it going to work or not?
Is 200 USD fair or it is too much?


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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: November 1st, 2011, 16:58 
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The chip board and USB connector don't look great, but maybe they can be put back together...? I won't try this myself, though.

Ask your local TV/AV repair shop to resolder it for you.

Otherwise buy exactly the same external drive and swap the PCB.

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 Post subject: Re: Western Digital MyBook essential data recovery
PostPosted: November 1st, 2011, 17:01 
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pharon wrote:
Is 200 USD fair or it is too much?

It's too little

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