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 Post subject: WD USB swap to sata, 0GB ,what's next?
PostPosted: July 25th, 2016, 12:30 
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Hi,
I've got a WD USB , i swap the U12 bios chip from the USB board to the SATA board.
Interestingly the USB board have a U14 chip, which does not exist in the sata board.( research from forum says it's a encryption chip)

I load up using MRT .
i manually picked family group "shrek LT" as it doesn't auto detect

Shows 0 GB


WD20NMVW-11AV3S0
original board : 771961
SATA donor board : 771960

it shows
Code:
Technology mode key : ..........................: OK

RAM:
Read HDD Info : ................................: OK
Heads number : .................................: 8
Head map : .....................................: FF
SA Cyl Count : .................................: 256
Serials Mark : .................................: 0xFE16
Control version : ..............................: A5C0

ROM:
Read Rom Infos : ...............................: OK
ROM Data Size : ................................: 256 Kb
ROM version : ..................................: 01.0GG
ROM generation : ...............................: 01.0GG
Link table version : ...........................: 00.04
ROM Firmware version : .........................: 0001000G

ROM Modules:
Flash ROM dir reading : ........................: OK
Switched off heads : ...........................: Yes
Heads number : .................................: 8
Heads number in use : ..........................: 8
heads map : ....................................: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7


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 Post subject: Re: WD USB swap to sata, 0GB ,what's next?
PostPosted: July 25th, 2016, 13:02 
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The drive must either have another firmware issue, or (more likely) has a failed head preventing it from properly identifying.

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 Post subject: Re: WD USB swap to sata, 0GB ,what's next?
PostPosted: July 25th, 2016, 13:20 
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hi data medics thank you for your response.
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Since this is 2 TB 2.5" drive, i guess i'll try to repair firmware via MRT.
Is it just by loading the LDR file?


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 Post subject: Re: WD USB swap to sata, 0GB ,what's next?
PostPosted: July 27th, 2016, 4:55 
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need to remove the encryption chip?


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