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by Jared
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Western Digital Hard Drive Recovery
Topic: WD10JPLX-00MBPT0 -> Hitachi Rebranded
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: WD10JPLX-00MBPT0 -> Hitachi Rebranded

At least they are recognizing that HGST are better quality drives and selling them as their Black series and enterprise series drives.

Just last week I pulled some 4Tb drives from a mix-matched NAS that had failed. They were labeled as WD Red drives, but were clearly HGST as well.
by Jared
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: RAID / NAS Data Recovery
Topic: Apple Fusion Drives
Replies: 4
Views: 3395

Re: Apple Fusion Drives

I have tested it, and things just don't line up and make any sense. I've even taken and written a huge file consisting of a pattern of counting LBA values to the volume, and the values after I analyze in HEX are all over the place. Data that should be at the end is near the beginning (probably the w...
by Jared
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: JPEG Photo Repair
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: JPEG Photo Repair

I've actually gotten pretty fast at repairing jpgs with bad sectors. I'd say I can repair a file with 3 or 4 bad sectors in around 5-6 minutes total. I've been offering this service for a while now: ... -recovery/
by Jared
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Quickbooks Activation
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Quickbooks Activation

Yep, been doing that for years. They make is such a pita to re-install when you upgrade a computer, but once I figured this out I was able to move my license around freely.
by Jared
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: WD Elements 10B8 1012 Recovery from Android format
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: WD Elements 10B8 1012 Recovery from Android format

slodriloch wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:10 pm

I got a WD Elements 10B8 1012

My friend connected it to android phone and did a format on it.

How do I recover and revert the format to the old partition ?

Perhaps a dumb question, but how the heck did he connect it to an android phone? And, why?
by Jared
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: RapidSpar
Topic: RapidSpar - More Features to Come
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: RapidSpar - More Features to Come

The SSD firmware fixes alone might make it worth the investment. I honestly think they might need to raise the price if they're going to start adding so many features. I might even buy one for that purpose.
by Jared
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Seagate Hard Drive Recovery
Topic: Seagate - ST9500420AS (7200.4)
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Seagate - ST9500420AS (7200.4)

Could be a media cache issue or similar file 93 issue as well. The fact that you can get terminal is a good sign. But, as Luke points out, it's not a bad idea to transfer in the head adaptives from the donor ROM to the patient ROM.
by Jared
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Real Data Recovery Cases
Topic: Fatal Head Crash
Replies: 4
Views: 2959

Re: Fatal Head Crash

He wants to know how you recovered it :lol:
by Jared
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Western Digital Hard Drive Recovery
Topic: Recovery DVR?
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Recovery DVR?

DVR recovery can be very difficult as there's no standard format they use. If you're lucky, it might be a linux box and you can read the data using Linux or using data recovery software like R-Studio to extract the video files. However, more often the data is stored in a proprietary format with embe...
by Jared
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: USB Thumb Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Samsung eMMC NAND
Replies: 3
Views: 3461

Re: Samsung eMMC NAND

Just an update to this thread, these apparently are built to the same basic specifications as an SD card so they are much easier to recover from than a typical NAND or other flash memory. The controller is built into the chip so all you need is a reader like this: