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Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

September 15th, 2010, 5:38

it says im forbidden to see documents on here :(

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

September 15th, 2010, 6:09

Ive checked the last 3 links are ok

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

November 26th, 2010, 11:48

Hi ,

I would like to know if I can use this program to format my Ipod.
I'm having several problems and none of the apple sugestions fixed it.
Thanks

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

February 8th, 2011, 18:12

please help me
I have a problem

i format my hard disk sata in low level for accident
and now not recognized
and need reinstall Operating System

Thanks

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

February 8th, 2011, 18:26

benaiah wrote:i format my hard disk sata in low level for accident
and now not recognized
and need reinstall Operating System

If using Windows, have you initialised the drive in Disk Management?

BTW, it would have been better to have started your own thread.

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

February 25th, 2011, 19:31

very helpful thanks !

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

February 26th, 2011, 4:35

Thanks Doomer,Very usefull material!

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

February 16th, 2012, 2:25

For newbie like me...that artikel to usefull for me.
Great shares Doomer...

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

March 25th, 2012, 1:09

Thank you A7med89, I was looking for the correct URL.

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

May 31st, 2012, 14:42

Thanks for the link, very helpful!!! :mrgreen:

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

September 22nd, 2012, 11:56

Thanks doomer for usefull tips , i am new in data recovery

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

November 9th, 2012, 13:04

I have a strong desire to Engineer a tool, for all of us, to incorporate firmware access/recovery for these hard drives as I see it pointless to "rent-a-hdd" when it suddenly crashes on you and you're faced with recovery fees just to have another one crash on you... so on..

thus far I..
UART's Seagate MagicHack.JPG

designed my own RS-232 to TTL solution shown here (nvm magicHack) .
Seagate MagicHack in action!.JPG

The chip you see is the serial Firmware chip, awaiting r.E. (RevEng[e]) from me. This is pretty straight forward, functional and is getting me closer to retrieving over 2+T of software on my backup drive!
Seagate Hack Setup - NoBootChip.JPG

This is the actual controller board. Luckily, SeaGal engineered it to "stand-alone" without any dampers or pullup/downs in circuit so this was possible without destruct.

Eventually while intercepting the SATA protocol I'll closely study the firmware, memory stack and commands from the MCU (tips welcomed guys) . Have a look:
Seagate Hack - Yeti Debugger screen.JPG

Their debugger equipped bootstrap code is called "Yeti Boot", dating back to 2007! seemingly beautiful flexible code for the Barracuda ST31000528AS stuff and others but like I told the Seagalte crew "I just want my data back, you didn't have to start a war.."

The HDD TTL access - You should have a dongle with a connector that will fit a 2mm pitch, 4 node connector (Ex: IDE notebook drive). Connectors are labeled: [ TX|RX|GND|N/C ], hard drive writing faced up or just remember "TRiG" and go with the Max232 family & follow the datasheets.. enjoy; interceptors circuits are next. ~UART "I don't believe in luck; I believe in Precision."

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

November 9th, 2012, 14:05

UART wrote:thus far I..

nowhere :)
But good luck

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

November 10th, 2012, 0:18

Doomer wrote:
UART wrote:thus far I..

nowhere :)
But good luck



Yeah, won't you believe it?? :lol: however It's pretty straight-forward. Can't get a hold of a manual so we'll just create our own.

The MCU has 10+I/O ports DAC/ADC interface?? with most likely a JTAG or similar interface which may be enabled during this stage... I'll find out if so.

It shouldn't be all that hard. I know our .ru friends been at it diligently, making progress but I'll post my stuff, schematics, datasheets etc for the time being for now here's the Schematic to my RS-232 to TTL Dongle:
[schematic] RS-232 to TTL  Dongle.JPG


~UART "Oh that's the problem! Both back wheels are on backwards, pulling against each other."

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

December 26th, 2012, 16:57

Thanks Doomer, that was awesome.

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

April 18th, 2013, 7:26

UART wrote:
Doomer wrote:
UART wrote:thus far I..

nowhere :)
But good luck



Yeah, won't you believe it?? :lol: however It's pretty straight-forward. Can't get a hold of a manual so we'll just create our own.

The MCU has 10+I/O ports DAC/ADC interface?? with most likely a JTAG or similar interface which may be enabled during this stage... I'll find out if so.

It shouldn't be all that hard. I know our .ru friends been at it diligently, making progress but I'll post my stuff, schematics, datasheets etc for the time being for now here's the Schematic to my RS-232 to TTL Dongle:
[schematic] RS-232 to TTL Dongle.JPG


~UART "Oh that's the problem! Both back wheels are on backwards, pulling against each other."


so how was it? do you succeed?

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

November 29th, 2013, 12:44

found another paper about hdd parts: Hard Disk Drives

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

March 4th, 2014, 16:41

Thank you Doomer, nice work.

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

April 6th, 2015, 13:10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfmTaOJMoUk

Re: HDD from inside: Main parts

April 7th, 2015, 0:15

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