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Re: Advice with ROM swap on 2T FireCuda SSHD ST2000LX001 ...

August 10th, 2019, 4:34

but Doomer is correct, this particular drive is not recoverable.


I would argue with that.

pepe

Re: Advice with ROM swap on 2T FireCuda SSHD ST2000LX001 ...

August 12th, 2019, 15:09

I ran two tests where I incrementally increased the mechanical pressure to the top of the nand chip. This test was to rule out that there was a bad solder joint under the nand. The device behavior was unchanged so I am ruling out a bad nand bga solder joint as the cause of failure.

Re: Advice with ROM swap on 2T FireCuda SSHD ST2000LX001 ...

August 12th, 2019, 16:56

you should be very careful with donor rom...i had some chips what have exactly same text,but diffrent data writen on them..thx to this i accidentally destroyed few hdd data recovery chances completely..always read chip with reader,i do it..

Re: Advice with ROM swap on 2T FireCuda SSHD ST2000LX001 ...

September 11th, 2019, 5:59

Regarding PC3000 support of Firecuda LX, I enquired with Ace TS as I have a ST1000LX015 in which requires access to the SA. The standard unlock functions within PC3000 do not currently allow access to TechMode/F3 T.

The response from Ace on 2 September 2019 was simply:

Hello John,

Unfortunately this model is not supported via PC-3000 yet.
Nothing to advise at the moment. Thanks for understanding.

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Best regards,
Sergey


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Re: Advice with ROM swap on 2T FireCuda SSHD ST2000LX001 ...

September 25th, 2019, 4:41

I am in the exact same place as the OP.

Drive does not spin, same board revision, serial port gives me the exact same message
Code:
Boot 0x80M
           DensityList:0x0000
PrgF
LED:0x000000BD FAddr:0x000059D8

LED:0x000000BD FAddr:0x000059D8

LED:0x000000BD FAddr:0x000059D8


Any updates on this?

Re: Advice with ROM swap on 2T FireCuda SSHD ST2000LX001 ...

September 25th, 2019, 14:43

Hello,

i doubt anybody will tell you the precise cause of that error, it needs to be researched on my side. I won't do any research unless i do the recovery. This probably applies to the few people able to deal with these drives...

pepe

Re: Advice with ROM swap on 2T FireCuda SSHD ST2000LX001 ...

September 25th, 2019, 16:53

manatails wrote:Any updates on this?

Same as before
Some people can fix, some can't.
No commercial tools available so far.
Outsource is your friend

Re: Advice with ROM swap on 2T FireCuda SSHD ST2000LX001 ...

September 25th, 2019, 21:16

I have most of my important data backed up so I don't really mind losing the drive.

Doing this just for fun and getting some insider knowledge so I don't mind trying something potentially destructive.

Re: Advice with ROM swap on 2T FireCuda SSHD ST2000LX001 ...

September 26th, 2019, 6:34

I think you are alone then... Nobody would invest time in your entertainment.

pepe

Re: Advice with ROM swap on 2T FireCuda SSHD ST2000LX001 ...

September 26th, 2019, 11:49

manatails wrote:Doing this just for fun and getting some insider knowledge so I don't mind trying something potentially destructive.

Let us know how it goes

Re: Advice with ROM swap on 2T FireCuda SSHD ST2000LX001 ...

February 11th, 2020, 6:07

johnnyBrandom, Hey mate do you recover successfully your st2000lx001 drive?
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