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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba 500GB out of DVR Locked
PostPosted: February 16th, 2017, 15:57 
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I will buy any locked Toshiba VS at the right price :)

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba 500GB out of DVR Locked
PostPosted: February 16th, 2017, 16:09 
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I will buy any locked Toshiba VS at the right price :)


Yes, if someone have one of those locked drives (500 GB) that they are willing to sell for a small price i would like to buy one or two as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba 500GB out of DVR Locked
PostPosted: February 17th, 2017, 4:20 
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I'm talking 1000s 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba 500GB out of DVR Locked
PostPosted: February 19th, 2017, 0:44 
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I'm talking 1000s 8)



Guru ,
Your enthusiasm shows you know how to unlock these already

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba 500GB out of DVR Locked
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Spildit wrote:
guru wrote:
I will buy any locked Toshiba VS at the right price :)


Yes, if someone have one of those locked drives (500 GB) that they are willing to sell for a small price i would like to buy one or two as well.


I have, get in touch.


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba 500GB out of DVR Locked
PostPosted: August 11th, 2017, 16:58 
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eyal wrote:
I have, get in touch.


Please do check PM !!!

:D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba 500GB out of DVR Locked
PostPosted: November 3rd, 2017, 20:02 
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It would be cool if someone actually managed to dump the ROM or CP's, so we could compare them to an unlocked drive of these series. If there is any kind of suggestion regarding how to do that, do post it. Meanwhile, I'm attaching the RAM (read through terminal and ATA), ROM and CP's I got from an ABD unlocked.



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You model
MQ01ABD100
FW : AXFA1Q2E
10/18/2013
no same file

Fw toshiba serii vs model MQ01ABD032VS 2 pcs no same file
same model and many other files
unlock very hard

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba 500GB out of DVR Locked
PostPosted: November 4th, 2017, 16:22 
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g0dzax wrote:
It would be cool if someone actually managed to dump the ROM or CP's, so we could compare them to an unlocked drive of these series. If there is any kind of suggestion regarding how to do that, do post it. Meanwhile, I'm attaching the RAM (read through terminal and ATA), ROM and CP's I got from an ABD unlocked.



Hi
You model
MQ01ABD100
FW : AXFA1Q2E
10/18/2013
no same file

Fw toshiba serii vs model MQ01ABD032VS 2 pcs no same file
same model and many other files
unlock very hard

I don't understand what you are trying to say, but ISTM that the task should be fairly straightforward. The main problem seems to be the tools. They all have bugs, and none of the developers seem to care too much about fixing them.

For example, neither PC3K nor MRT understand Toshiba's Glists (MRT has the same bug as PC3K plus another of its own), and none of the tools can correctly determine the CP sizes. Sediv even tells you that all is OK when it isn't.

Notice the dismissive response by Ace to a request from several PC3K users to implement a feature to enable writing Toshiba ROMs:

http://forum.acelaboratory.com/viewtopic.php?t=9184

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba 500GB out of DVR Locked
PostPosted: November 5th, 2017, 6:58 
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Regarding READING ROM the problem that i can see is that with broken PCB on Toshiba most likely you will not have terminal access so you can't read ROM on broken PCBs and you have to swap the chip anyway.

PC-3000 should be able to READ ROM on Toshiba by terminal. Same for MRT. SeDiv can't do that despite the fact that there are an icon for READING ROM on the software it's not yet implemented.

HRT have option to WRITE FULL ROM on old Toshiba (by ATA) but i did never attempted to do so (update flash option).

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Regarding incorrect size of CPs Toshiba drives will not allow for you to WRITE a CP if the checksum is not correct. Unlike for example HGST NVRam that will re-calculate the checksum when you write it or WD Modules that when you write by ID the drive itself re-calculates the checksum on Toshiba CPS if you attempt to write a CP with incorrect checksum the VSC will fail and it will not write. Meaning that even if PC-3000/MRT/SeDiv dumps CPs with incorrect sizes when you attempt to write those back to the drive it will fail and it will not damage the drive. Otherwise by now there would be some complains of people attempting to write back the "backups" made of CPs with incorrect size by some of the tools.

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba 500GB out of DVR Locked
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I wonder if HRT's "Update Flash" feature is realised with the ATA standard Download Microcode command (92h).

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba 500GB out of DVR Locked
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And i wonder if the commands to clear stuff on Toshiba (clear S.M.A.R.T., clear password, etc) would also work to clear the DVR lock ....

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba 500GB out of DVR Locked
PostPosted: November 5th, 2017, 16:19 
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fzabkar wrote:
I wonder if HRT's "Update Flash" feature is realised with the ATA standard Download Microcode command (92h).


I don't think so as it have option to READ as well as WRITE ...

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