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.

Let’s see the new feature of the PC-3000 hardware-software in action by getting access to the concealed areas of the  Seagate F3 HDD.

When you start the Utility trying to repair Rosewood drives and recover data from them, you get the following message:

This error means, that the Seagate F3 drive is locked and SA is unavailable.

To get access, you should read the ROM using the COM-port. Go to Tools->Utility extensions->Work with Flash ROM image file.

and read the ROM:

If you can’t read ROM on 6 000 000 b/s please use 921 600 or lower speed.

In the next window, you should press the button with an exclamation mark (!) and select the Tech mode unlocking preparation, (patch) position.

Select “No” in the pop-up:

 

and note the report of the positive result in the log:

Force Drive Setup State disables part of low-level FW services, including internal data encryption. So we answer ‘Yes’ if we intent to fix the drive. In case if you already fixed the drive but first sector looks like a mess instead of partition table you need to apply patch again, but answer ‘No’ at this step.

Then don’t forget to  save the changes in ROM by pressing the Apply button in the same Work with ROM tab:

And switch the drive power off/on.

After the Seagate F3 Rosewood HDD restarts, you will see the following message in the Terminal tab:

Now you use the Unlock Tech, drive prepared by utility menu item, just as we did it for the locked SED drives:

The drive gets in a ready state with the usual terminal messages:

After the Utility status is refreshed:

You have the  access to the Service area:

ATTENTION! Save the translator and Non-Resident G-List before any actions in Service Area!

as well as the  User area:

If you need to restart the drive, perform the Unlock Tech, drive prepared by utility function once again, or send the unlock command from the start utility menu:

Be sure to check the following video of the Seagate F3 unlocking process.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the ACE Lab Technical Support.

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

  1. Wonder Full achievement Thank Ace Team..

  2. Sparx Max says:

    Great Team Ace 🙂

  3. That is indeed a wonderful news.

  4. Oh My GOD ,
    Were is Kate ,i Have To Renew My TS ;- ) , Thanks Acelab Team ,This is the Reason i Saved My money for Years And Invested in a PC 3000 System

  5. Tim Homer says:

    I keep getting the ‘Error initializing Boot Code Mode!’ trying to read the ROM. I have tried shorting the ROM in both places but cannot get into it.

  6. su zhongtang says:

    Thank you very much, the function has been updated, and continue to refuel ah.

  7. -BR- says:

    Great Work!

    Can you please write an article on how to use the “Kahuna CFW patch 1” to fix Seagate SSHD.

    • ACELab team says:

      We are going to publish the article for Kahuna drives soon, keep follow the news.

  8. Good news Thanks for support

  9. Nguyen Huan says:

    It mean few click then spin down after about 1 or 2 minutes. Or just fix capacity 0mb?

    • ACELab team says:

      Dear Nguyen, the article is about the procedure of unlocking. If you have got the problem Rosewood drive you need to get the data from, please don’t hesitate to contact ACE Technical Support Department at http://ts.acelaboratory.com/

  10. datasolution says:

    i had tried on ST2000LM0007 MOBILE HDD.Drive detects fine by pc as well software but unable to get sector reading .As i was very happy that we find solution for this family unlock rom and unlock SA.i tried and get success to get sa as per process shown on this blog.But still sec remaining same no access to data.than i found this notice “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”.Than what do we do with this unlocked rom or unlock sa?Reading mod and sys files only.I can’t do anything as shown in notice.Pls answer as i have update this version only for solution of this family.Pls look forward to it.Thanks.

    • ACELab team says:

      You are welcome to contact us at ts.acelaboratory.com with the particular case if you have a doubts what to do further.

  11. I never thought you guys could come so soon with this wonderful solution. Great Solution to my greatest nightmare in Nigeria.. Thank you guys.

  12. rezafarah says:

    hi acelab team
    to read the rom can you tell us where is the exact short point for kahuna hdd’s?

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