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MQ01BD100 Read Rom problem

April 11th, 2019, 9:53

I have a Toshiba MQ01ABD100.
Fw : AX1PSEAJ
PCB : G003235C
All CP files ok. .
HDD in good working condition. There is no problem. Just wanted to convert it to usb with ROM read and write to a chip. I don't want to desolder. I have killed similar drive before . I want backup Rom first.


I cannot read ROM with MRT. This is the first that cannot read toshiba drives. My settings 9600 ok. I have tested again another drives. Working with others. But cannot read this one.
Any suggestions,?

Re: MQ01BD100 Read Rom problem

April 11th, 2019, 13:36

Try something like SeDiv ?

Re: MQ01BD100 Read Rom problem

April 12th, 2019, 8:59

I never used sediv

Re: MQ01BD100 Read Rom problem

April 12th, 2019, 16:09

Do you have ANY other tool to test ? Maybe something like PC-3000, etc can read it ... i don't know ... i did never test with that specific model ...

Re: MQ01BD100 Read Rom problem

April 13th, 2019, 7:00

Spildit wrote:Do you have ANY other tool to test ? Maybe something like PC-3000, etc can read it ... i don't know ... i did never test with that specific model ...

Only MRT,

Re: MQ01BD100 Read Rom problem

April 13th, 2019, 9:26

If you want to change PCB to SATA maybe you should ask someone to swap the ROM chip for you ? Someone that does know what he is doing ? It doesn't need to be an IT guy or a data recovery guy ... You just need to find someone that can repair electronic devices and properly solder surface mounted components ...

Or you can buy a PCB on a place that offer the service to move the ROM ...

Re: MQ01BD100 Read Rom problem

April 13th, 2019, 9:27

Goes without saying ... just in case ... BACKUP ALL THE DATA ON THE DRIVE FIRST ....

Re: MQ01BD100 Read Rom problem

April 13th, 2019, 11:38

Spildit wrote:If you want to change PCB to SATA maybe you should ask someone to swap the ROM chip for you ? Someone that does know what he is doing ? It doesn't need to be an IT guy or a data recovery guy ... You just need to find someone that can repair electronic devices and properly solder surface mounted components ...

Or you can buy a PCB on a place that offer the service to move the ROM ...


I am trying to convert SATA to USB .Not usb to SATA. Bye the way it's not necessary for now. But there is a strange situation that couldn't read ROM for this drive. I can desolder and solder it easily .But I have killed 2 hdd around 200 good desoldering ROM transfer. I don't want kill this drive by mistake.
Thanks for response

Re: MQ01BD100 Read Rom problem

April 13th, 2019, 12:45

Ok ... It's the same ... SATA to USB or USB to SATA ...

You can't read ROM on those by ATA so whatever you are trying to do you need to either read by TTL or remove the chip ...
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