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 Post subject: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 24th, 2017, 14:18 
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I notice a lot of people constantly asking what family a certain WD drive is. So, I've put together a search tool where you can just type in the model of a WD Marvel series drive and it'll tell you the family. It should work for 99% of drives, only a few really new ones might not be in there yet.

Here's the tool: https://www.data-medics.com/forum/wd-fa ... html#p8265

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 24th, 2017, 14:27 
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Cool
you probably need to fix some bugs though
-00AAMB0 is not a Jamaica 4k
-00B7WT0 is not a Pinnacle
-00AZ1Y0 is not a Diablo 3D
-00NCVW0 is not a Hawk
most like many others are detected incorrectly but I didn't check further

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 24th, 2017, 20:41 
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Doomer wrote:
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you probably need to fix some bugs though
-00AAMB0 is not a Jamaica 4k
-00B7WT0 is not a Pinnacle
-00AZ1Y0 is not a Diablo 3D
-00NCVW0 is not a Hawk
most like many others are detected incorrectly but I didn't check further


I guess none of those are codes I've got in my list yet. It's probably just returning the result closest alphabetically to that after dash code. I'll need to work in an IF statement to not return results that are only "close" but not exact matches.

I don't suppose you know what those families are so I can add them to the list?

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 24th, 2017, 20:55 
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OK, I fixed the field to only return exact matches so you won't get false families anymore.

By all means feel free to post additional ones you know so I can add them to the search. I've got a running list here that I based it off of: https://www.data-medics.com/forum/ident ... -t636.html

But, I'm always looking to add more. Seems that different drives are popular in different places, so they don't all ever seem to cross my desk.

Eventually, I plan to add a feature where it'll pull up a list of other models from the family for easy reference when searching for donors.

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 25th, 2017, 10:33 
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I don't suppose you know what those families are so I can add them to the list?

I do
I checked your list and found nothing interesting for me but for your effort I'm gonna tell you the name of the first family

-00AAMB0 is Draco

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 25th, 2017, 14:16 
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Doomer wrote:
data-medics wrote:
I don't suppose you know what those families are so I can add them to the list?

I do
I checked your list and found nothing interesting for me but for your effort I'm gonna tell you the name of the first family

-00AAMB0 is Draco


Thanks, added that one. I'm not sure what the obsession is with keeping WD families a "secret". It really only takes 2 seconds to read it out of module C5 anyway when one arrives. I've just yet to have any of those codes show up here.

Regardless, the tool is more just intended for quick reference. Not to reveal any new information.

I plan to eventually add the functionality where it'll pull up a list of other models common to the family for faster donor searching. But, perhaps I should keep that tucked away in my forum's secrets section since apparently WD drive families are such a secret. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 25th, 2017, 15:12 
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It really only takes 2 seconds to read it out of module C5 anyway when one arrives.

That's why you have some families listed incorrectly in your document

WT0N is a Giant but you have listed in three different families
WN4A is not a Tresselb but that's probably what the C5 says

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 25th, 2017, 15:20 
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data-medics wrote:
Doomer wrote:
data-medics wrote:
I don't suppose you know what those families are so I can add them to the list?

I do
I checked your list and found nothing interesting for me but for your effort I'm gonna tell you the name of the first family

-00AAMB0 is Draco


Thanks, added that one. I'm not sure what the obsession is with keeping WD families a "secret".

Some people get a perverse buzz out of telling you that you're wrong, or that they know something that you don't know.

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 25th, 2017, 16:20 
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Doomer wrote:
data-medics wrote:
It really only takes 2 seconds to read it out of module C5 anyway when one arrives.

That's why you have some families listed incorrectly in your document

WT0N is a Giant but you have listed in three different families
WN4A is not a Tresselb but that's probably what the C5 says


The ones listed incorrectly are probably based on firmware resources I've collected from around the web or mentions from forum posts, but not necessarily ones I've had here in person.

I'll admit, my tool is a work in progress (I only started it yesterday), but one that could be quite useful to us all, especially if others contribute updates, corrections, etc. and we fine tune it.

I don't claim to be infallible.

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 25th, 2017, 16:22 
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Some people get a perverse buzz out of telling you that you're wrong, or that they know something that you don't know.


I think you are exactly right.

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 25th, 2017, 16:28 
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Some people are just not smart enough to learn but sometimes they tell funny things :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 25th, 2017, 16:43 
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Some others might be off because I added them to my original list before PC-3000 had a specific family for them. So I just listed a family who's utility was close enough to work with the drive.

-00WN4A0 is TresXLB2 which wasn't in the software a year ago.

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 25th, 2017, 16:48 
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Some people are just not smart enough to learn but sometimes they tell funny things :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 25th, 2017, 16:55 
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data-medics wrote:
I notice a lot of people constantly asking what family a certain WD drive is. So, I've put together a search tool where you can just type in the model of a WD Marvel series drive and it'll tell you the family. It should work for 99% of drives, only a few really new ones might not be in there yet.

Here's the tool: https://www.data-medics.com/forum/wd-fa ... html#p8265



WOW!
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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 25th, 2017, 17:31 
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Great Tool. :cool:

Thanks for share it.


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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 25th, 2017, 17:34 
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fzabkar wrote:
Some people get a perverse buzz out of telling you that you're wrong, or that they know something that you don't know.


Do you feel like a pervert? :D

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
PostPosted: July 25th, 2017, 17:41 
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Module 11h sometimes contains a family name. I suspect that the drive will ID as "WDC ROM MODEL xxxxx" if it cannot load module 02h.

Here is an example from a WD30EZRX-00DC0B0:

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Offset(h) 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F

0007DDD0                    00 01 57 44 43 20 52 4F 4D 20        ..WDC ROM
0007DDE0  4D 4F 44 45 4C 2D 44 49 41 42 4C 4F 33 44 2D 00  MODEL-DIABLO3D-.
0007DDF0  20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20                 
0007DE00  20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20                 
0007DE10  20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
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    WD2002FAEX-00MJRA0 --- KOJN_RE (not Kojin RE)
    WD1001X06X-00SJVT0 --- ENDEAVOR

BTW, the database lists "MJRA" for "Kojin RE" (sic). Isn't the "A" the first character of the CCC ("A0")?

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 Post subject: Re: WD Family Search Tool
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    WD2002FAEX-00MJRA0 --- KOJN_RE (not Kojin RE)
    WD1001X06X-00SJVT0 --- ENDEAVOR

BTW, the database lists "MJRA" for "Kojin RE" (sic). Isn't the "A" the first character of the CCC ("A0")?


Yes, but since the A never varies I just left it in there. The search tool actually only used the three letters, not all four. It's not actually searching on that sheet, I just used the list I'd collected there to build my other search tool.

I've made those corrections Kojn_RE is now spelled correctly, and I've added that one to Endeavor family.

If a few more experienced guys are willing to add the families they know we can all enjoy a nice tool.

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