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

Dear Friends, 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 … Continue reading

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

Dear Friends, 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 … Continue reading

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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 HDD. Seagate F3. How to fix translator issue caused by useless defects in Non-Resident G-list

Dear Users, you are often facing with a problem when on Seagate F3 drives you can read sectors in the beginning of the drive but from certain LBA the drive is filled with UNC error and in Data Extractor sectors … Continue reading

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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 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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PC-3000 for HDD. How to solve the Slow Responding Problem

If a WD drive spins up and quickly gets into the ready state, but requires a lot of time to autodetect and fully initialize in the WDC Marvell utility, and if it is read in the Service area modules and … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. How to solve the SED problem in 2,5″ WD drives

Let’s consider the stuation when we need to recover data from a 2.5 inch WD drive with a USB interface. We have already changed the connection type from USB to SATA (using a compatible SATA PCB or SATA adapter), but when … Continue reading

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PC-3000 HDD. How to transfer service area module to another place in DIR

Sometimes might be the situation when one or more modules in Service Area of WD drive is damaged. The plot of this problem is simple – all heads are working fine, but the place where the module is situated filled … Continue reading

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