Tag Archives: Hitachi

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

Hi there, 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! … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Hitachi ELSIL HCC drives unlocking

Hello friends, Many of you have encountered Hitachi HCCxxxx locked drives which were previously used in DVR. Those HDDs have different label with Elsil logo which is pasted above original Hitachi. If you connect such drive to PC it won’t be recognised … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Hitachi IBM-ARM – capacity issue MB (2)

Hello dear friends, Very often we get a question about “Using donor stored resources” feature for Hitachi IBM-ARM drives. How it can be used? Let’s take a look one real case with real issue which we’ve faced several times for … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for beginners. How to fix the SA module if we have two damaged copies of it.

Hello Friends! From time to time we get the questions from our customers, especially from the beginners: how to fix the bad modules in Service Area? Some modules can be fixed using the PC-3000 commands like translator regeneration, for example. … Continue reading

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NV-RAM head map editing in Hitachi drives

Hello friends! Sometimes we have an issue in Hitachi drives, when drive can’t start with ID and Service Area access, and of course without an access to user data. The reason can be in damaged Service Area modules, bad PCB, … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. How to fix NVRAM issue on Hitachi IBM drives

Often Hitachi HDDs have a problem with the damaged NVRAM. In this article we would like to show the method of fixing such issue.

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