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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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PC-3000 Flash. How to unsolder TSOP-48\56 memory chips

In this article we will try to describe the optimal way for NAND memory chip unsoldering in TSOP-48 or TSOP-56 package. Before you will start the whole procedure of unsoldering, you must be sure that you have all required tools, … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. The HOT SWAP procedure for Western Digital Marvell drives

The “HOT SWAP” procedure can be used to restore logical access (i.e. an opportunity to read data using Data Extractor) in cases when system heads are inoperable (calibration procedure cannot be successfully completed because a drive is knocking and fails … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Flash. Page tranformation

All the data stored in a flash microchip is divided into several categories: 1. Page (a group of sectors, 4-8-16 or more (varies from chip to chip)) 2. Block (a group of pages, 64-128-256-258 or more) 3. Bank (a group … Continue reading

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PC-3000 DE. Data Extractor RAID Edition. First steps. (Part 3)

This part is a continuation of part 2. We proceed to work with RAID array and focus on assembling RAID configuration in interactive mode. A quick introduction: Sometimes RAID array metadata are damaged or RAID has a non-standard configuration. Data Extractor … Continue reading

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PC-3000 DE. Data Extractor RAID Edition. First steps. (Part 2)

This part is a continuation of part 1. We continue working with a RAID array and focus on the auto-detection functionality in Data Extractor RAID Edition. RAID array parameters definition for user is tedious work that doesn’t need much creativity. For … Continue reading

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