Data recovery technologies started taking firm roots in the early 2012 when many new methods were introduced for faster and safer data salvaging. Some of them are Force-loading, LDR-loading, ATA commands; technology for LBA-CHS, data extracting modules, ROM-Deep testing, and Quick-Format and ID-Module regeneration. In this session you will be able to learn about some of the most critical functional features of these technologies and their compatibility with latest HDD, SDD, USB drives, Flash cards and other forms of storage units. They have been used extensively in most of the data recovery hardware tools and equipment for data transfer and imaging functions apart from component repair and replacements.
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This technology enables the technician to gain direct contact with the hard drive as well as the firmware from the repair tool. By using this technology he will be able to monitor and control the vertical spin motion of WD-HDD and gain access to its SA-area. He will also be able to repair the firmware problems simultaneously while fixing the rotating read-write head, spindle and motor in the HDD.
The technology offers multiple options for ATA commands which control soft reset of the device from OEM software that accompanies most of the data recovery hardware units. It can also help the software to control the speed and direction of spindle’s vertical spin motion.
Restoration of hardware settings is an important factor for loading the ATA modules, in order to detect the HDD and initialize it. This is the only way in which the data recovery hardware toll will be able to detect the presence of HDD and take actions for repairing it. In some cases critical ATR modules cannot be loaded onto the tool due to compatibility and other issues. LDR loading technology helps the technicians in overcoming this problem by recognizing the SPT data about the HDD. This will enable the tool in recognizing the failed HDD faster without having to depend on the process of hot swap.
The technology which is implemented with the help of OEM software utility provides compatibility to SATA, PATA, IDE, SCSI and other types of HDD from Seagate, Western Digital, Samsung, Hitachi and other brands and their various models.
Basic Info options: – The technician will be able to set the basic information related to SMART options, LBA modes, read lock enabling/disabling, setting the value of write cache memory, protect the host areas, setting device configuration, set up firmware upgrade options etc.
Jumper settings: – The technology can solve the most commonly encountered problems in connecting multiple HDD to the main board of hardware repair tool kit when confusion prevails over master and slave drive settings. Now the technician will be able to make settings for Slave, master and CS though the interface.
Head details: – The system working on this technology will be able to provide detailed information about the head-0 till head-7.
Other details: – Now the technician is able to get detailed information about spindle RPM, drive platter count number of zones, ROM and PCBA details, disk track details and chip details in a single user interface screen.
You can find many versions and standards of ATA for different types of file systems and OS in the Disk drive. Version 8 offers support for SMART utilities with 512 bytes of sector size and advanced BIOS setup utilities. Most of the ATA commands help the technician in gaining direct control over diagnosis and functionality of HDD areas like the heads, spindle and motor, actuator arms, platters, STEP motor, track zero sensor, index sensor and other critical components. Moreover direct access to PCB assembly area allows the expert to track the defects in the board and chip level components after bypassing the OS and BIOS settings in the HDD. Some of the features available with this technology are diagnosis of
Track-Zero-sensor: – This is one of the most important components of the HDD which could be prone to failure due to physical damages. Before the repairing process this component has to be brought back to its original alignment which may not be possible when the HDD does not respond. In such cases the ATA command will be directly communicated to the track-zero-sensor in bringing it back to the original position after it has been misaligned.
Read-write head: – This is another sensitive part of the HDD which can get stuck in case of physical damages to the HDD. It is not easy for the technician to move the head up or down without the risk of damaging the assembly as a whole. Sometimes the hardware tool usage may cause damage to its movement, especially to the micro level components in the head. ATA commands issued through the OEM software interface will be able to move the head vertically up and down by a few microns. Once this gets initialized, further movement by hardware tools becomes easy.
Firmware values get distorted after critical damages to the PCB ROM. Sometimes the restoration of values in the chip level will not be initialized, even after the PCB ROM has been rewritten with the new Firmware values from another donor PCB. In such cases it is not possible for the technician to assess the firmware modules in order to get details about the functional status of board and chip level components. This technology will be able to probe deep into the board and chip level components and extract details about their functional status directly.
Note: – The benefits of technologies explained here can be best utilized when a certified hardware engineer is able to use the hardware tools for implementing them during the process of data recovery. Only then you will be able to extract maximum possible data within the minimum possible time safely.