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by lcoughey
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: MRT
Topic: Issues / Feature Requests
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Issues / Feature Requests

As I see things mentioned online by other users or posted in the comments below, I'll try to add them to the list. Hopefully, I'll be able to move things to an added list in the future. Long file paths - when selecting files to be saved out to destination media, MRT insists on adding a bunch of unne...
by lcoughey
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Hitachi Hard Drive Recovery
Topic: HGST 4TB Smartware Encrypted
Replies: 0
Views: 35

HGST 4TB Smartware Encrypted

I just assisted another data recovery tech with a 4TB HGST ARM drive from a WD enclosure that is Smartware encrypted. It was a bit of a work around to get it so that PC3K could decrypt on the fly...but it can be done.
by lcoughey
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Platter Swaps
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Platter Swaps

Just 2. I had a lot of practice with Toshiba 2.5" platter swaps over the years.
by lcoughey
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Platter Swaps
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Platter Swaps

Although the majority of non data recovery professionals think we move platters all the time, reality is, no data recovery professional wants to move platters on hard drives (with very few exceptions). But, when we do and and it works, it is such a sigh of relief when we see the green blocks show up...
by lcoughey
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Seagate Hard Drive Recovery
Topic: Log of Seagate DM Series Issues
Replies: 39
Views: 12117

Re: Log of Seagate DM Series Issues

Model: ST2000DM001
P/N: 9YN164-570
FW: CC9C
Site: SU
SN: S24
# of heads: 5 (0,1,2,3,4)

Symptom: Clicking and not accessible
Cause: Weak/Crashing Heads
Solution: Mirrored 93%, mostly with head 2 off in the latter part of the drive
by lcoughey
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Seagate Hard Drive Recovery
Topic: Log of Seagate DM Series Issues
Replies: 39
Views: 12117

Re: Log of Seagate DM Series Issues

Model: ST2000DM001
P/N: 9YN164-570
FW: CC9C
Site: SU
SN: S2F
# of heads: 5 (1,2,3,4,5)

Symptom: Clicking
Cause: Fatal head crash
Solution: D.O.A., Unrecoverable
by lcoughey
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Seagate Hard Drive Recovery
Topic: Crazy ST1000LM014 SSHD Recovery
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Re: Crazy ST1000LM014 SSHD Recovery

Almost a year later and we have another one. The same solution works, too. Will try to take some time and see if I can tweak it for a faster recovery.
by lcoughey
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Introduction

Most data recovery pros use the big brother to R-Undelete, R-Studio. So, we are all quite aware of how powerful it can be. I'm glad that you have been successful with that project. The R-Studio team are members of the forum...so, who knows, they may post a comment here too.
by lcoughey
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Introduction

Welcome to the forum. Feel free to ask away.
by lcoughey
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: SSD Data Recovery
Topic: Sandforce SSD recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Sandforce SSD recovery

I'm pretty confident that we are now able to recover a significant number of SandForce SSDs that we could not recover before. I've added a SandForce Data Recovery page to the website and am hoping to get some more in to put my theories to further testing.