This is one physical hard drive firmware repair and data recovery case study.

Patient HDD ID:
Family name: Yarra_5400
Family ID: 75

Patient HDD Symptoms:
Capacity 0

HDD Repair and Data Recovery Steps:

1, Backup ROM;
2, Backup SYS files but copy 0 failed, copy 1 ok;
3, Translator view ok, V4 clearing ok but when trying to regenerate translator, the regeneration cannot be completed and showing R/W error and file error.
4, Head swap by Level 2 head replacement tool;
5, Enter DFL-DDP data recovery software, users set up one disk image project, set up head map and start image, finally all data was imaged successfully.

Video case study: Seagate ST500LT012 Capacity 0 Head 0 Damaged Data Recovery Steps

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Boot 0x40M

Spin Up
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