Hello to all,
Chinese traditional Spring Festival is drawing very near and the official dates start on February 9th and end on February 17th, 2013.

Dolphin Data Lab, the shipping companies and the whole China is going to celebrate it and take the holidays.

Considering this holiday must delay more or less the shipment of Dolphin Data Lab data recovery tools and hdd repair tools and therefore, we sincerely and kindly ask our clients to hurry a little bit to order the tools and we can ship the tools before the shipping companies leave their offices for holiday.

Anyway, users can still place orders by our online data recovery shopping system if users have paypal account or users can still email to us by sales@dolphindatalab.com to discuss the orders. Because within the holiday, we have staffs to check the emails each day and answer any questions clients may have. Read more

For WD PCB1698 series, it’s one difficult data recovery job if the hard drive is not detected or keeps busy. So far it’s almost not possible for any other firmware repair tools to repair this kind of drive and get lost data back.

Situation becomes worse if these kind of PCB1698 hard drives don’t have the cache loader-module 13 and if the module dir is missing or damaged without backup, no other tools except DFL-WDII can repair such kind of hdd failure and recover the data.

Here in this article let’s discuss how to repair undetected or un-ready WD PCB1698 hard drives with DFL-WD II hdd repair tool.

Option 1: Users can use the universal loader-module 11 and ROM offered by Dolphin Data Lab deal with the patient hard drives.

With the offered loader and ROM: If the hdd can reach readiness, users can access the hdd, load the module 11 and then the program will automatically detect the dir module and give users to import one dir module or the DFL program will search it from the tracks users assign. Read more

DFL-DE data recovery tool version 1.3 beta version has been released today and we will continue adding more data recovery functions to this tool and release them in the near future. We wish all users succeed with DFL data recovery and hdd repair tools.

What’s new in DFL-DE Version 1.3?

1, A major upgrade of the DFL-DE hardware console and code optimization to enhance greatly the bad sectors read efficiency and read effectiveness;

2, GPT partition support is added;

3, More new file systems including EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, HFS+, HFSX, VMware ESX VMFS5 are added;

4, Bad sector statistics is added within the disk image and file extraction interface;

5, Partition image loading function is added; Read more

To Upgrade DFL-DE Data Recovery Tool Hardware Console is the very basic step to upgrade DFL-DE to the latest version Version 1.3.

This is one major upgrade which will tremendously enhance the performance of DFL-DE in its disk imaging module, file recovery module and common hdd repair solutions module.

The following are instructions and steps to upgrade the DFL-DE hardware console:

  1. Connect the USB cable to PC;
  2. Connect the power adapter to the hardware console and power it up.

After you connect properly, users need to make sure the device drivers are working well and within your PC Device Manager, users can find the DFL-DE Device, users can find the two DFL channels: ATA_0 DFL-DE USB Device and ATA_1 DFL-DE USB Device. Read more

With DFL-WDII hdd repair tool, users can repair the bad sectors caused by bad heads, it’s easy to find out the damaged heads and cut the damaged heads so that the patient hdds can work again.

The following case study is to tell how to find out the bad heads and cut them.

Scan the hdd and users can find the intensive bad sectors;

Write Down the LBA value of the bad sectors, the starting LBA and ending LBA of the bad sectors;

Go to Menu Common–>CHS LBA Translate; Read more

It’s one very common hdd repair case that the PCB is burnt but we require important data from the hard drives.

Is it as simple as swapping with one good PCB to the burnt hard drives to recover the lost data? The answer is ‘No’!

If users want to recover data from WD hard drives with Burnt PCB, users need firstly to find one donor PCB with the same PCB number, detailed PCB swap guides and tips are available here within Dolphin Data Lab user-only forums. Read more

To repair hard drive bad sectors, it requires the users to diagnose the hard drives first to find out what are the real causes of the bad sectors you are going to repair.

Bad Sector Types And Repair Solutions

  1. Bad sector type 1: logical bad sectors due to some logical errors and not many sectors, users can scan and add to plist or glist or merge from glist to plist;Then format with plist.
  2. Bad sector type 2: due to bad or downgraded head and the read is not stable, at this time, users need to cut heads and then perform format with plist;
  3. Bad sector type 3: If the bad sectors are caused by adaptive parameters, users can run ARCO 46 and then format with plist;
  4. Bad sector type 4: if it’s a small physical sctatch, users can use add to p-list by LBA or cut zones and then run format with plist.
  5. Bad sector type 5: if it’s due to dirty heads, usually clients need to do this way by cleaning the heads.
  6. Bad sector type 6: if there’re too many bad and irregular sectors, need to run arco optimize and 28 selftest. Read more

HDD Repair: Fixing Dead HDD PCB, Dead ROM Cases With The Help Of High-speed USB Programmer Pro.

Within 2013, Dolphin Data Lab is offering better-supported, better-functioned and better-priced hdd repair tools and data recovery tools to all engineers worldwide.

Dolphin Data Lab has named the first month of 2013-January as the gift month to all clients who are going to use DFL series data recovery tools. Within this month, we are offering the high-speed USB programmer Pro. for free if you buy DFL-DE data recovery tool and DFL-WDII hdd firmware repair tool. Read more

This is the first day of new year 2013 and firstly we would like to express our sincere wishes and blessing to all clients, all hdd repair and data recovery engineers and all your families and we wish you achieve new and greater success and happiness in your jobs and life.

  • Within 2013, have you ever thought about starting a professional data recovery business or set up one new data recovery sector based on your existing IT services?
  • Within 2013, have you ever thought about purchasing new hdd repair and data recovery tools to enhance your data recovery capabilities? Read more

The Essence of Data Recovery

Data recovery means retrieving lost, deleted, unusable or inaccessible data that is lost for various reasons; Data recovery not only restores lost files but also recovers corrupted data; Data recovery is necessary when the source drive fails and there is no good back up. Data Recovery Tools including data recovery hardware and data recovery software are important to use correctly to the corresponding failures.

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The source drive can fail for two reasons

One – damage to the media and the pre-existing data needs to be retrieved. Read more