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PC-3000 DE. Data Extractor RAID Edition. How to find RAID configuration based on user files in Data Extractor RAID Edition

For some complex RAID cases ata Extractor RAID Edition has feature which allows to determine RAID configuration based on user files. Theory and methodology. Let’s look into .zip files. They contain two types of data: – zip metadata (structures which … Continue reading

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PC-3000 HDD. Seagate F3. SMP flags issue

A lot of Seagate F3 drives have a problem with LED errors, RWerror problems or just stay in BSY state. In this article we would like to consider the popular solution for such cases. Here is Seagate Grenada drive with … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Building ROM image from SA data on WD Marvell drives with external ROM

The method can be used to recover original ROM image and then write it into donor PCB when original PCB was damaged, lost, or original ROM was lost. The idea is to rewrite the compatible donor ROM image to donor … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Building ROM image from SA data on WD Marvell drives with internal ROM using version 6.X

The method can be used to recover original ROM image and then write it into donor PCB when original PCB was damaged, lost, or original ROM was lost in PC-3000 version 6.0 and later. The “Building ROM image from SA … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Flash. Methods of Data Correction. Readout

In previous article we spoke about ECC correction – first and the main way of bit error correction. Sometimes this feature might be very effective, but in case if your NAND chip base on TLC architecture, there is a high … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Flash. Compact Flash recovery. SM2234H

Compact Flash cards – are the most fastest memory cards in the market. The main secret of CF – is a very powerful controller, which has direct access to several physical memory chips, which are placed on the CF PCB. The architecture of … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Flash. How to recover data from a monolith (microSD card)

Nowadays a lot of modern NAND flash devices use a new type of architecture, where the interface, the controller and memory chips are integrated into one common ceramic layer. We call it Monolithic structure. Until recently, all memory cards like SD, … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Building ROM image from SA data on WD Marvell drives with internal ROM using version 5.X

The method can be used to recover original ROM image and then write it into donor PCB when original PCB was damaged, lost, or original ROM was lost. The “Building ROM image from SA data” tool was fully revised in … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Heads stack adaptive parameters(Microjogs) transfer on WD drives

Sometimes after heads stack replacement the new heads stack works not stable. That occurs because every heads stack has its unique adaptive parameters. Those parameters are stored in module 47 of ROM. The adaptive parameters are more different from one … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. RAM Head map editing on WD drives (non-system head case)

In some cases a drive with one or more malfunctioning heads can finish the initialization process without any visible errors. But when we try to read user area it results in error and no user data can be read. For … Continue reading

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