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 Post subject: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 14th, 2019, 9:12 
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We have a client with a hard drive flooded for days and over it has been opened by him. The worst is not that, ... he has thrown the lid ... yes, he has thrown it away.

The only way to recover it (to our knowledge) is to clean the platters and make swap with a donor hard drive.

The problem is that without the lid we only know the brand: Toshiba, and not even the capacity since the customer doubts if it was 500Gb, 1tb or 2tb ...

We have looked in this web
http://www.donordrives.com/blog/matching-guide#toshiba

we have verified that the information that we needed was in the cover ... Without this information There is no way to find a donor?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 15th, 2019, 9:38 
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Did you try to connect just pcb.
I can see information with MRT (for new hdd s easily, old ones sometime in cp files). Maybe some other way with windows. For Seagate it's possible to see in disk manager. I haven't test toshiba

I also check whether ROM or pcb belongs to patient drives or not.
(Bad English sorry)

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 15th, 2019, 12:27 
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HddDonorMarket wrote:
Did you try to connect just pcb.
I can see information with MRT (for new hdd s easily, old ones sometime in cp files). Maybe some other way with windows. For Seagate it's possible to see in disk manager. I haven't test toshiba

I also check whether ROM or pcb belongs to patient drives or not.
(Bad English sorry)



Thanks for answering, my English is not good either, do not worry :)

Unfortunately the PCB is dead, so we can not connect it.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 15th, 2019, 13:27 
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hi.

if PCB not working, you have to check the ROM chip first of all. bec. ROM is not working means you can't recover the data. so first you have to ROM chip off and read via ROM READER. if you have rom bin file after doing this, pls upload the rom file.

also pls. upload the few pictures of hard drive. sometimes you can find donor easialy since this is toshiba hard drive.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 15th, 2019, 14:10 
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The customer has found an invoice with the model: toshiba dt01aca200 With this data would be enough?. We only have this information

Of course all this assuming that the ROM is alive. We just wanted to know if it's worth all the work.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 15th, 2019, 14:25 
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Check the ROM.
If it's dead, you don't need to do anything else. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 15th, 2019, 14:43 
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rawtr wrote:
The customer has found an invoice with the model: toshiba dt01aca200 With this data would be enough?. We only have this information

Of course all this assuming that the ROM is alive. We just wanted to know if it's worth all the work.


Hitachi !! probably 2 tb 3.5"

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 15th, 2019, 14:48 
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Although it's a Hitachi look-a-like, it's still a Toshiba.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 15th, 2019, 14:51 
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HddDonorMarket wrote:
rawtr wrote:
The customer has found an invoice with the model: toshiba dt01aca200 With this data would be enough?. We only have this information

Of course all this assuming that the ROM is alive. We just wanted to know if it's worth all the work.


Hitachi !! probably 2 tb 3.5"



The millionaire's question is, if the ROM is alive, is it worth the job ( swap platters is a lot of job ), not knowing for sure if it will work? What are the chances that this model works? We do not know whether to continue or not ... tomorrow we will check the ROM

Thank you very much everyone for your help, this is a very friendly forum :)


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 15th, 2019, 14:55 
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I don't know much about 3.5" toshiba (Hitachi based ) hdd.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 16th, 2019, 6:58 
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finally the bios is alive ... Is it worth risking with a donor that may not work? What guarantees do you think there are?

We dont have all the information that recomended in
http://www.donordrives.com/blog/matching-guide#toshiba

Country of manufacture: Should be the same. - We dont have it.
Hard drive code: The first part of the HDD code should match. - We dont have it.

We only have the model that appears on the invoice : dt01aca200


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 16th, 2019, 13:43 
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There are tens of models with the same pcb...

https://www.donordrives.com/catalogsear ... dt01aca200


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 16th, 2019, 18:16 
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pclab wrote:
Although it's a Hitachi look-a-like, it's still a Toshiba.

Are you saying that this model does not use native Hitachi firmware architecture? :?

Would the OP mind uploading the ROM?

Here is a Hitachi model (HDS723030BLE640) with the same PCB:
https://www.hdd-parts.com/17110819.html

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 17th, 2019, 9:33 
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pclab wrote:
Although it's a Hitachi look-a-like, it's still a Toshiba.


According to my notes model DT01ACA200 is just another 7210DLE6 ARM Hitachi drive. So I'm not sure what you're talking about here.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 17th, 2019, 16:28 
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Just post the ROM dump ....

Also are the platters damaged ? Can you post a picture ? Because if the drive was without lid for a while you will have major problems with bad sectors, etc ...

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 18th, 2019, 2:32 
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If missed lid made so many questions how you expect to recover data from it? Especially with current problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 18th, 2019, 3:43 
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data-medics wrote:
pclab wrote:
Although it's a Hitachi look-a-like, it's still a Toshiba.


According to my notes model DT01ACA200 is just another 7210DLE6 ARM Hitachi drive. So I'm not sure what you're talking about here.


Yes, it's an HGST drive rebranded as Toshiba.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 18th, 2019, 9:41 
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Finally both my boss and the client have discarded the hard drive due to high risk and high cost. (Also one of the dishes had scratches) so we do not have it anymore.

Either way ... 7210DLE6 ARM Hitachi drive would have worked?

What would you do in a similar case where you do not know the exact model of the hard drive and you need platter Swap ? Do you risk with a similar model?

sorry for my bad english.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 18th, 2019, 16:38 
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rawtr wrote:
Finally both my boss and the client have discarded the hard drive due to high risk and high cost. (Also one of the dishes had scratches) so we do not have it anymore.

Either way ... 7210DLE6 ARM Hitachi drive would have worked?

What would you do in a similar case where you do not know the exact model of the hard drive and you need platter Swap ? Do you risk with a similar model?

sorry for my bad english.


This is CRAZYYYYY !!!!

:shock: :shock: :shock:

In simmilar case i reject the case !!! Simple !!! If the lid was open and the platter have scratches just forget it !!!!

If the problem is MISSING LABEL and not MISSING LID (causing platter dammaged) is very EASY to ID the drive ...

1 - PCB Number ... Compare it with eBay for example and see for what drives the PCB is used.

2 - ROM/NVram - Dump those with VSC or programmer .... Check model of the drive ...

3 - If the drive is working and the problem is missing LABEL check SA modules for model.

4 - SUPER ON VSC .... Try them ALL. The one that is accepted by the drive will ID the drive family ... This does work even if you only have the PCB ...


All of this is POINTLESS if the platters do have damaged or were removed from the drive or the drive was opened, etc .....

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a donor for a Toshiba HDD without model
PostPosted: February 18th, 2019, 17:34 
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Spildit wrote:

This is CRAZYYYYY !!!!

:shock: :shock: :shock:

In simmilar case i reject the case !!! Simple !!! If the lid was open and the platter have scratches just forget it !!!!



My boss had the idea to clean platters, transplant them to a donor unit, and read the surfaces in good condition to try to extract the non-fragmented data that could be. Was it really such a weird idea?


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