Ok, just for a simple challenge i did pick up one of my broken old Hitachi drives and checked it out with SeDiv :
The drive didn't ID at all when powerin it up on Victoria even when attempting to check passport. So i did attempt to run SeDiv on it :
This is the NVRam :
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Then i've checked modules :
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As we can see module CHNL is "damaged" as it can't be read from copy 0 and 1. But fortunatly the Factory copy can still be retrieved.
I'm not very comfortable yet with the way SeDiv writes modules to the drive andthe way the modules that are downloaded are stored so for a quick fix i've used HRT to write the copy F (factory) of CHNL back to copy 0 and 1. Then Re-Checked :
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Now power off/on and the drive is correctly detected either by Victoria and SeDiv :
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So i've done some more testing like clearing the G-List with SeDiv and unlike the other times i've tested with MRT Pro (by teamviewer as i don't have the tool) this one DID WORK !!!
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Clearing S.M.A.R.T. also does work fine !!!
And i can scan the drive as well.
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Now the only defect that Victoria detects is the one that i've deleted from the G-List ---
Looks like that i can re-use this drive without any major problem unless the module CHNL gets damaged again.
So far i can tell that SeDiv is VERY POWERFULL and VERY GOOD but there are things that i don't like on it, in particularly the fact that i have to re-set the screen resolution everytime i want to use it, if not i can't see the full functions.
It can still be used if we don't re-set resolution but it will look like this :
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I would rather have a option to write the modules on that window (shown on the picture) rather than having to use the write option that prompts for the folder containing the module one needs to write.
At any rate it's still possible to use the editor to write something loaded from a file, so it's ok.
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