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SSD manufacturers, SSD controllers, and a couple of words about the future trends

When we go to an electronic mall to buy a new SSD, we usually think: which model and brand should I choose? We may feel confused because there are a lot of well-known brands, like Intel and Samsung, and at … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. WD Marvell drives specific diagnostics.

In the Basic HDD diagnostics procedure post we looked at the common steps of diagnistics for any HDD. Now we will look at the specific steps of diagnostics of WD Marvell drives. In this article we will discuss the most … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. How to check system heads manually on WD drives.

The procedure is applicable both for WD Marvell and WD Caviar architecture drives. When we recover Service Area modules we need to be sure that system heads are able to write modules in SA without errors. Make sure that you … 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. Slow Responding problem solution for WD new drives

Dear friends! Here we review the possibility to solve the Slow Responding issue for some new WD drives, like Diablo 3S. This method works if drive has no physical problems with the heads, the platters and the PCB. We have … 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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