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by Blizzard
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Seagate Hard Drive Recovery
Topic: Crazy ST1000LM014 SSHD Recovery
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Crazy ST1000LM014 SSHD Recovery

and under the "Command to Read" tab in DE, I chose "do not use hardware retries". (There isn't a PIO option...didn't there used to be?..., but I guess maybe this would be the same, since you're not selecting a UDMA speed?) Yes, there are 2 PIO options in DE 1) Use hardware retries 2) Do not use har...
by Blizzard
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hot Air Soldering Station
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Hot Air Soldering Station

Could be a great find, If it functions as good as it looks.
by Blizzard
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Irony and Perspective
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Irony and Perspective

Feel free to refer people my way if they have projects that you don't want. OK, I'm still toying with the idea but will keep you in mind if I make it official. I'm still on the fence because I might tell someone we don't chip-off a 256GB flash device and then 6 months later when they inevitably dro...
by Blizzard
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Irony and Perspective
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Irony and Perspective

It's interesting that you brought this up today. I am actually considering only offering chip-off up to 64GB. I cater to people that can't really afford recovery or at least don't think they can. The amount of time it takes to chip-off a USB 128GB or larger is crazy and rarely, if ever, a full recov...
by Blizzard
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: More Irony
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: More Irony

I agree, while it appears Seagate has come down some on their prices I think companies like drive savers are still scaring individuals off. I just recovered a 2TB WD that was in a QNAP (RAID 1). The company sent both drives and they were quoted $8000! It's a mirror! It's not like they needed to reco...
by Blizzard
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: DIY Data Recovery - Sad But True
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: DIY Data Recovery - Sad But True

I have had a few that had been to Best Buy first and none of them had been opened. They were quoted for outsourced recovery and it was too much. I'm guessing there is a rogue employee out there, I hope they are not OK with their techs opening hard drives.
by Blizzard
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: DIY Data Recovery - Sad But True
Replies: 8
Views: 357

DIY Data Recovery - Sad But True

The number of opened HDDs continues to increase and I have the feeling it will only get worse. There just doesn't seem to be a cure. Last week I received a Seagate ST2000LM015 and the foil seal had been removed and discarded. I also received a call from a computer shop owner that said he had trouble...
by Blizzard
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: MRT
Topic: Testing for Review - What do you want to see?
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Testing for Review - What do you want to see?

According to MRT the company started out for Maxtor repair. So it stands for "Maxtor Repair Tool".
by Blizzard
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: MRT
Topic: Testing for Review - What do you want to see?
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Testing for Review - What do you want to see?

lcoughey wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:07 pm
I guess one of us should ask them?
I emailed them earlier. Will let you know if I get a response.
by Blizzard
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: MRT
Topic: Testing for Review - What do you want to see?
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Testing for Review - What do you want to see?

RolandJS wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:06 pm
What is MRT - I missed the spell-out :)
That is a good question!
Media Recovery Technology?