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Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA, etc

December 20th, 2009, 4:44

what can i say aGREAT post
thank you

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA, etc

December 30th, 2009, 5:58

"PSV" I'm guessing that was suppose to be PCB - printed circuit board.


psv pcb...they sound similar in my head at least :D

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA, etc

February 4th, 2010, 5:30

Ahh, very nice read. Great info in this very thread. I have to say: A BIG thank you to everyone who contributed some info here. Good starting point to get a glimpse of what it looks like and how it works.

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA, etc

May 7th, 2010, 15:07

Hi, Im new to the forum and fairly new to data recovery.
Just in the past 2 or 3 threads i have learnt a great deal and realised that slowly drifting into a great black hole. but im going to love it.

Thanks for all the post and i hope to contribute to others who might wander into this path

Thanks allot guys

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA, etc

June 20th, 2011, 13:50

How can i run script on mhdd 4.6 i have this log on try:
PRE]
50 ERR INDX CORR DREQ DRSC WRFT DRDY BUSY PWD AMNF T0NF ABRT IDNF UNCR BBK 00
[WDC WD5000AVVS-63M8B0 ] [ 976,773,168] [ ] [ ]

* Line: CHECKDRQ
! Unknown command

* Line: SECTORSTO = 22.BIN
! Unknown command

* Line: REGS = $D5 $01 $BF $4F $C2 $A0 $B0
! Unknown command

* Line: WAITNBSY
! Unknown command

* Line: CHECKDRQ
! Unknown command

* Line: SECTORSTO = NEXT.BIN
! Unknown command

* End.


| Select a drive : <SHIFT+F3> | 19:27:00
[/PRE]

i want to run this script
;script name: read md
;reads md 02 on WD marwell drives
;
reset
waitnbsy

regs = $45 $0b $00 $44 $57 $a0 $80
waitnbsy

regs = $d6 $01 $be $4f $c2 $a0 $b0
waitnbsy
checkdrq
sectorsfrom = cs.bin

regs = $d5 $01 $bf $4f $c2 $a0 $b0
waitnbsy
checkdrq
sectorsto = 21.bin

regs = $d5 $01 $bf $4f $c2 $a0 $b0
waitnbsy
checkdrq
sectorsto = 22.bin

regs = $d5 $01 $bf $4f $c2 $a0 $b0
waitnbsy
checkdrq
sectorsto = next.bin

; end

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA, etc

June 28th, 2011, 20:39

I have an IT Repair lab in my town and I have decided to get into the Data Recovery Business.
I bought the Salvation Data tools and done few jobs but I find that I am missing knowledge about hdd reconstruction/swap(heads/platters) and PCB FIX – soldering/desoldering techniques.
I decided to spent the money on a course which is a significant amount and I come to 2 courses which I believe the only one in the industry that answer my needs:
InfoSec BootCamp 5 days data recovery with Jeremy Martin or the Scott Moulton course.
InfoSec offers me a better deal but did someone that done the course(when?) I would love to think what do you think? And which one would you recommend?
I am coming a long way and it costs much for flights and course so I really want to choose the best one available.

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA, etc

June 29th, 2011, 11:32

Hi odedshankar,

Firstly Scott Moulton wrote Infosec's course but as he has mentioned they have never updated it through him? So it could be out of date abit.
Secondly Infosec is part of the same company that does the CDRP exam which to me isnt a good thing.
Their is no real governing body for certification for data recovery as such which there should be in my opinion.

Regarding the course if I had to choose then it would be the Scott Moulton course but it is a lot of money.

You could instead invest the money in a Deepspar DDI which will help you image failing drives that you would normally have to send away so it will pay for its self in the sort term.
Get lots of old hard drives & practice head swaps, U5 & U12 rom swaps, hot air station & solder paste, Test TVS, Seagate LB0 & BSY fixes, try & get a few drives which you suspect have stuck heads & see if you can fix them. Get a cleanroom workflow bench when you need to as it can be a lot of money but is not really required when practicing & learning.

Most of all practice, practice, practice

Loki

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA, etc

June 29th, 2011, 17:27

Thanks Loki, this was an helpful post.
I am thinking to spend the money anyway as i need the pointers from where to start to.
I have Salvation data tools, i just bought the Data Copy King and Data Compass.
Is there any significant difference to the DDI?

Thanks,
Oded

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA,

January 11th, 2012, 10:24

Great article! Thank you!

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA,

April 23rd, 2012, 1:54

i have the same hdd WD10EAVS - 00D7B1 and after one year it developed a few bad sectors which i recovered with hirens boot cd and it was working fine. After cleaning
the connectors of the pcb of a few 80gb maxtor drives and saw that some bad sectors dissapeared, i've cleaned the pcb connectors which sits on the hdd of this HDD. when i put the drive back to the computer ... suprise :)) the bios recognized it,but 0mb :) damn... windows sees it 32mb , sux... is there anything i can do ?

thanks.

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA,

April 23rd, 2012, 16:57

machitza wrote:i have the same hdd WD10EAVS - 00D7B1 ...

windows sees it 32mb , sux... is there anything i can do ?

I suggest you repost your question in your own thread.

BTW, I suspect that you have a Gigabyte motherboard, in which case there is a simple DIY fix.

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA,

May 13th, 2012, 6:22

thanx for the article really gr8 for a noob like me, i am coming from logical repairs using ddrescue, gr8 tool but takes way too long.

either now i have a greater understanding of pc-3000, the question is: what more knowledge did i need to have in order to successfully operate pc-3000?
also is there any scenario where pc-3000 will fasten the process of imaging?

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA,

May 15th, 2012, 15:28

Thank you for this post. Helpful for sure.

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA,

May 21st, 2012, 8:36

Thank you for you information

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA,

March 2nd, 2013, 21:52

Wonderful, I could not believe that u write this in 2006. Whether it is very simple to modify HD by deep ways such as change Rom , PCBs, SA, ect?

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA,

March 8th, 2013, 10:18

im very happy and im proud of u guys that i joined u the way u people r making understand i m very happy thank u guys........

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA,

July 16th, 2013, 22:16

Good article, Thanks!

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA,

October 1st, 2013, 19:50

Hi guys, thanks for all kinds words here in this topic ! Today I wrote a new topic:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=26971

Enjoy !!

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA,

October 23rd, 2013, 22:58

found this link while researching may be useful. Have not had time to look over whole forum so if it is a re-post sorry.
http://www.ele.uri.edu/courses/ele408/s ... de/IDE.pdf

Re: newbie info, from and for newbies :) About firmware, SA,

November 4th, 2013, 0:30

hi, first of all sorry if my question is not propper.

but, how do i enter "safe mode" in harddrive? if it using jumper to specific location, where i should plug the jumper?

i hope my question is right :mrgreen:

thank you
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