Within the new version of DFL-WDII HDD firmware repair tool, we added Common FW and ROM Repair function. This function is used to write the common firmware resources offered by DFL. Please do note that if you write other firmware resources with this function, you may cause severe damage to the HDD. Read more
Dear Clients of Dolphin Data Lab, we are proud to announce the new version of DFL-WDII HDD firmware repair tool.
Version No.: 2.3.5
Release Date: July 4, 2012
What is ARCO?
ARCO-Advanced Read Communication Optimization. ARCO is usually used when the FW modules have a total replacement, otherwise, you don’t need to run ARCO at all or you may run the ’46 Optimize’only.
Steps to Run ARCO
Run ‘Initialization’ under ‘Online ARCO’ so that all the adaptive parameters, zone parameters, etc can be set to default and all logs will be cleared automatically;
Generation orders to run ARCO is to run ‘6f Optimize’,’6a Optimize’, ‘6b Optimize’,’69 Optimize’,’46 Optimize’. For some drives, you may run ‘6a Optimize’before ‘6f Optimize’if you fail to run ‘6f Optimize’in the beginning.
“One Button ARCO” is a combination of 6B TPI(Density) Correction, 69 Capacity Settings and 46 Optimize. Below ‘One Button ARCO’ in the DFL-WDII hdd repair program, you can find five separated Selftest processes and they are ‘6F Optimize’-TouchDn Correction, ‘6A Optimize’-GAP R/W Correction, ’46 Optimize’-Complete Channel Optimization, ’69 Optimize’-Capacity Settings, ‘6B Optimize’-TPI Correction.
Among them, 6F and 6A are for head optimization to enhance the head R/W capabilities. Read more
ROM regeneration is one very important and powerful WD hdd repair feature of DFL-WDII hdd firmware repair tool.
The following hdd repair tips are especially for WD ROYL HDD.
When do we use ROM Regeneration?
When we are going to use ROM regeneration, you may find the following WD HDD damage symptoms. Read more
P-list regeneration is one very important and useful hdd repair features of DFL-WDII hdd firmware repair tool.
P-list regeneration is used when the translator or original P-list is damaged and the sectors cannot be read at all. Translator and P-list are closely connected. To regenerate translator requires original P-list. If the P-list is damaged, the first thing needed to do is to regenerate the original P-list. Read more
The following hdd repair tips and steps are created for WD ROYL HDDs and based on the latest WD HDD firmware repair tool-DFL-WDII. ATA regeneration is one hdd repair feature of DFL-WDII. Read more