Head and Platter Swap Tutorials

When we are talking about dead hard drives, we usually refer to those which doesn’t spin up at all, no hdd working sounds, no response and they look dead. Actually some of these so-called dead hard drives are still alive and these drives can be still repaired and recovered.

If the driver IC is burnt, the PCB won’t power up at all, users can swap with one donor driver IC or swap the whole PCB with original ROM/bios chip transferred;

If the PCB is burnt or other electrical components of hard drives are burnt, the hard drives won’t be powered on and won’t spin up at all. At this time, users just need to find one compatible PCB with the same PCB number from the same family and put on the dead hard drives and then manage to regenerate the original ROM to recover the data;

If the motor of the dead hard drives is stuck, users need to disassemble the hard drives and remove the platters to a donor hard drive to read data from.

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Here we recommend one smart idea for people who wants to attend our advanced data recovery training courses-teaming purchase which is the only way to minimize the cost.

Users from the same city or even the same state or province or same country can team up together and find one local office and Dolphin Data Lab will send the data recovery training experts to the local office of the clients to offer the web listed advanced data recovery training courses.

How much is a basic Data Recovery class? It runs around $3800.00 for the week plus your air fair, hotel, and living expenses. You are looking at around $6000.00 to send one person for a weeks training. Read more

Head and Platter Swap Tutorials

We have recently received many inquiries asking to buy the head and platter swap tools from Dolphin Data Lab and some of them asked one question-is clean room a must for physical head replacement and platter swap?

According to our experience and many serious data recovery companies, the answer is definitely ‘yes’!

First, we must say data recovery is one serious art, to have one clean room or at least one clean bench will definitely maximize the physical data recovery success rate. To have one clean room or clean bench to handle the physically damaged hard drives such as head damaged hard drives, motor stuck hard drives or downgraded heads without r/w capabilities. Read more

Head and Platter Swap Tutorials

Physical head and platter swap is one of the most common data recovery cases and so far in the data recovery field, this kind of case is not for all data recovery engineers due to its complexity and requirement.

The key to get high success rate of head replacement and platter swap is continuing practice and learning from others’ experience;

To work on head and platter swap cases, users need firstly one clean room environment;

When users are swapping heads, users need to understand the hard drives with bad heads requiring data recovery from are usually called source drives or patient drives, the hard drives with matching good heads are usually called donor hard drives; Read more

This is right now a golden opportunity to those data recovery engineers who have summer holidays and it’s a good time to relax your brain, release your body and take care of your family and life and after the summer holidays engineers can start again their data recovery business with fresh ideas and energy.

It’s a pity Dolphin Data Lab doesn’t have the summer holidays and keep working all the standard working days and hours and we keep researching on some new data recovery tools and solutions and when engineers come back from the summer holidays, engineers can enjoy working with these new stuff. Read more

Dolphin Data Lab has recently released not only the latest version of DFL-DE data recovery tool version 1.5 and DFL-DDP USB3.0 data recovery equipment version 1.1, but the latest version of user manual and instruction has been being offered.

And today we have finished the latest version-1.5 of DFL-DE user manual and tips explaining how to use the new data recovery functions.

Section I Index

1.1 DFL-DE Hardware Overview P3-4
1.2 How To Connect Hard Drives To DFL-DE P5-6
1.3 COM Port Connection Tips P7-10
1.4 How To Install DFL-DE Software P10-21 Read more

Patient HDD ID:

Model: WD3200AAJS-00L7A0; Serial Number: WCAV2K523946; PCB 1590 Series

When the hdd was received and it was clicking, by listening to the clicking hard drives, the engineer can tell it’s one head damaged hdd. For users without enough experience, users can use our force loading technology to judge whether it’s firmware clicking or head-related clicking.

Users can always compare the good drives’ working sounds and patient drives’ working sounds, when you listen to them more, it’s easy to tell them from each other. Read more

We have recently setup the Australia sales and support center for all Dolphin Data Lab data recovery tools including the latest DFL-DDP USB3.0 data recovery equipment, DFL-DE data recovery tool, DFL-WDII hdd repair tool, head and platter swap tools, microscopes, high-speed flash programmer, COM cable plus, etc.

This is one close cooperation with our Partner-Dolphin Data Recovery Pty Ltd and this support and sales center will offer more professional and localized and fast support to clients from Australia.

If users want to check live demo of Dolphin Data Lab data recovery tools and the latest data recovery technologies in Sydney Australia, users can contact Dolphin Data Recovery Center Australia or contact our head office Dolphin Data Lab in Chengdu. Read more

For a higher success rate of hdd repair and data recovery, cheers!

1, Smart Disk Image Technology

The program offers users two modes to image the patient hard drive: UDMA Mode and PIO mode and the program is able to detected the health status of each sector based on its response time of being read and written and then the program automatically select the right data transfer mode UDMA or PIO to read each sector differently. That’s to say to read good sectors in UDMA mode and to read Bad sectors in PIO mode and the whole process is automatically done by the program itself.

2, Double Channels’ Images

Advanced imaging features handling disk imaging tasks from two patient disks at the same time, double the disk imaging efficiency from faulty hard drives; Read more

Based on the version 1.0, DFL-DDP USB3.0 data recovery equipment version 1.1 is one huge upgrade with many new disk imaging features, new file recovery features and new common hdd repair solutions.

DFL-DDP version 1.1 becomes one truly powerful and cost-effective data recovery equipment. To own one DFL-DDP sometimes beat owning several other similar data recovery tools.

Let’s check what’re new features added in DFL-DDP version 1.1?

1, To recover data by file types-raw recovery is added;
2, To image by file is added;
3, Multi-pass image is added;
4, VMFS3/VMFS4 file system support is added;
5, To enable/disable MBR is added;
6, To display the file details is added;
7, To copy LBA to clipboard is added;
8, To terminate the ID read when it takes long to read ID;
9, To skip the LBA when scanning the sectors;
10,APP/ATA backup of Seagate Baraccuda 7200.7-10, 5400.3(Default baud rate is 9600); Read more