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 Post subject: Dolphin users can fix the Seagate LM partial sector
PostPosted: December 7th, 2018, 5:04 
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Recently, I found that DFL released a tutorial on LM partial user sector access on their official website. I heard that someone has solved this problem. It seems that this time it is true.It seems that this time they are the first.

https://www.dolphindatalab.com/how-to-u ... pair-tool/


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 Post subject: Re: Dolphin users can fix the Seagate LM partial sector
PostPosted: December 8th, 2018, 17:36 
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1, Connect COM cable;
2, Enter Seagate F3 firmware repair program;
3, Go to menu-Defects Management>NG-list Operations>Clear NG-list(ATA or COM)
4, Go to menu-Defects Management>Translator Operations>Regenerate Translator LM

:shock: :shock: :shock:

No comment ....

Goes without saying you shouldn't clear the NG-List and even less if you don't have backup of the firmware modules/sysfiles ....

You might get away with this to re-use a drive if you format all sectors later ...

If you do this to recover the data and if you did had entries on the Non-resident G-List there will be translator "shifts" when you do clear the list and data from the first defect that you delete on will be not accessible (you will loose access to ALL LBAs starting on the first defect of the non-resident g-list that you delete).

This is really a BAD idea ....

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 Post subject: Re: Dolphin users can fix the Seagate LM partial sector
PostPosted: December 9th, 2018, 17:29 
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If the entries in the NRGList are deleted and included in the PList and the translator is regenerated, should not the data be lost?

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PostPosted: December 9th, 2018, 18:25 
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mhp666 wrote:
If the entries in the NRGList are deleted and included in the PList and the translator is regenerated, should not the data be lost?


If you include the entries on the P-List i would think that if done correctly the LBAs wouldn't shift as they would still point to the same PBAs ... Might be wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Dolphin users can fix the Seagate LM partial sector
PostPosted: December 9th, 2018, 19:24 
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mhp666 wrote:
If you include the entries on the P-List i would think that if done correctly the LBAs wouldn't shift as they would still point to the same PBAs ... Might be wrong.

I will do the test when I can. Although it could work for one firmware version and for another no. I have no idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Dolphin users can fix the Seagate LM partial sector
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LM? is it Seagate rosewood?


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 Post subject: Re: Dolphin users can fix the Seagate LM partial sector
PostPosted: December 11th, 2018, 3:07 
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HDDscholar wrote:
LM? is it Seagate rosewood?



Yes, the most complicated one currently


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 Post subject: Re: Dolphin users can fix the Seagate LM partial sector
PostPosted: December 17th, 2018, 22:02 
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translator issue of Rosewood always caused by a bad sys file , it seems request more experience rather than a tool solution.

I agree with @Spildit

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mhp666 wrote:
If the entries in the NRGList are deleted and included in the PList and the translator is regenerated, should not the data be lost?


If you include the entries on the P-List i would think that if done correctly the LBAs wouldn't shift as they would still point to the same PBAs ... Might be wrong.


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PostPosted: December 17th, 2018, 23:09 
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Spildit wrote:
mhp666 wrote:
If the entries in the NRGList are deleted and included in the PList and the translator is regenerated, should not the data be lost?


If you include the entries on the P-List i would think that if done correctly the LBAs wouldn't shift as they would still point to the same PBAs ... Might be wrong.



Dolphin Data Lab has received more and more Seagate LM partial sector access data recovery cases and over 99% cases have been perfectly recovered and returned to clients with happiness.

the news seems reliable to some degree.



https://www.dolphindatalab.com/seagate- ... recovered/


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 Post subject: Re: Dolphin users can fix the Seagate LM partial sector
PostPosted: December 21st, 2018, 10:51 
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"For these cases, only Dolphin engineers are able to fix them manually and get lost data recovered."
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 Post subject: Re: Dolphin users can fix the Seagate LM partial sector
PostPosted: December 21st, 2018, 15:00 
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drHDD wrote:
"For these cases, only Dolphin engineers are able to fix them manually and get lost data recovered."
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Meaning that the drive is fixed by someone at DFL using something like PC-3000 and NOT by a DFL tool end user.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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