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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3 architecture drives specific diagnostics

In the Basic HDD diagnostics procedure post we looked at the common steps of diagnostics for any HDD. Now we will look at the specific steps of diagnostics of Seagate F3 architecture¬†drives. In this article we will discuss the most … 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 HDD. How to find out the problems in WD Marvell drives

There are several situations could be with a Western Digital drive. Let’s take a look the most popular of them and discuss about diagnostics and solutions

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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. Basic HDD diagnostics procedure

Sometimes DR specialists start examining the drive from the wrong point that leads to unnecessary wasting of time or even to the situation when the drive becomes unrecoverable. We want to present to you our recommended procedure of basic examining … 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. Building ROM image from SA data on WD Marvell drives with internal ROM using version 6.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 in PC-3000 version 6.0 and later. The “Building ROM image from SA … 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. 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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