PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. The easier way to fix Init SMART Fail error

Hello dear PC-3000 users!

SMART has proven to be the powerful method for monitoring the state of the drive in need of repair. This system detects and reports on various indicators.is system detects and reports on various indicators.

However, SMART is the part of the service area of the drive and thus can be damaged just as other system files.

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PC-3000 for HDD. Western Digital. How to solve the Slow Responding issue if heads can not write.

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As you may know, when heads cannot pass the test during the initialization process, Western Digital Marvell drive does not allow an access to the service and user areas. If one of the system heads is in good condition, you may edit the head map in RAM, get SA access and resolve the Slow Responding issue. If both system heads cannot write in the service area,  they should be replaced.

But some new Western Digital drives can get the service area access even if system heads cannot write because they are weak, or have been taken from a donor and not fully compatible. Such heads can even read the user area but are usually extremely slow.

In this short article, we will review the method to bypass this issue and to read the data as fast as possible with the current heads of the device.

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Essential tools for your data recovery lab

We continue our articles on how to select the right equipment to better organize your data recovery facility.

We have already discussed the best PC configuration for your business. Now 4 more articles about important tools are coming:

  • Essential tools
  • Consumables
  • Specific tools for HDD
  • Specific tools for Flash

Today  we are going to discuss the essential tools for every data recovery lab.

Let’s get to it!

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PC-3000 for HDD. The password removing procedure for Seagate F3 drives

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In this article, we would like to describe the procedure of password removing for Seagate F3 drive. We have tested this method for the Sapta15 family of Seagate F3 Architecture. However, this approach works for other families of Seagate F3 Architecture as well.

Please keep in mind that this procedure works for the drives protected by the user password and is inapplicable for master password protected drives.

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PC-3000. The “Active utility” option

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As you already know, the PC-3000 has an “Active utility” option.  So today we will show you how and when to use it.

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PC-3000 for HDD. Toshiba. How to bypass the NAND problem in SSHD drives.

Hello Friends! SSHD drives usually work faster and more efficient than the common HDD drives due to a special NAND part, where the recent data cached, that’s why people choose them in order to improve the PC perfomance. But what to do if such drive stops responding,  and we can’t reach the User Area access?

From example in this short article we will know how to fix the NAND problem and reach the data in Hybrid Toshiba drives.

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PC-3000 for HDD. The password removing procedure for old Seagate drives

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In this article we would like to describe the procedure of password removing for old Seagate drive. We have tested this method for Night Hawk Plus family of Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 series. However, this approach works for other families of Classical Seagate Architecture as well.

Please keep in mind that this procedure works for the drives protected by the user password and is inapplicable for master password protected drives.

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PC-3000 for HDD. How to shift the SA on Hitachi IBM drives

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In this article, we are going to address the very common and troublesome issue of the damaged Service Area (SA) on Hitachi drives. We will show you a method of Hitachi IBM repair (for NOT ARMED drives).

ATTENTION! This solution requires patience and good PC-3000 knowledge. If you are not sure in your skills, please contact our TS! Also, please note, that all the actions would be useless in case of radial scratches.

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. Unlocking the Rosewood Drives.

Hello, Friends! Today we are proud to present you the long-awaited solution to the very disturbing issue of recovering data from locked Seagate F3 Rosewood HDDs. The latest PC-3000 v.6.3.12 update brings you the ability to repair damaged Rosewood hard drives and extract data from them. In this article, we will show you how to access the Service and User Areas of your locked patient device in a few clicks.

Attention! Special Restrictions! Due to the fact that the FW has particular features, we strongly recommend that you do not apply Recount translator commands (both, ATA or terminal), Clear G-list, Reset S.M.A.R.T and spare heads in ROM commands. This will clear Media Cache and you might lose user data forever.

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PC-3000 Data Extractor. A practical example for FileVault decryption

In this article, we will demonstrate using Data Extractor to identify encryption key location in the Macintosh system encrypted with FileVault. We will also share some tips and techniques for using Data Extractor for maximum effectiveness. For a basic introduction to the FileVault option, please refer to the Introducing.

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