Note: When users are trying to install the G3 800041 USB to SATA adapter, the following tips are important:

01: Remove the screws on the margin of the HDD;

02: Separating the screw of the soldering metal dot;

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How to install G3 USB to SATA Data Recovery Adapter

When Western Digital SMR hard drives suffer physical damage, such as head damage, platter surface scratch, surface contamination, motor stuck, parking ramp damage, etc, users get these WD SMR patient drives and we call these cases WD SMR physical data recovery cases.

Western Digital SMR Hard Drives Families:

Spyglass II
Spyglass III

Users can check the module list and see if the module 190 is available or not. If the module 190 is available, it is one WD smr drive.

After users get the physically damaged WD smr drives, users need to find one donor hdd for head swap, platter swap, platter cleaning, hdd inner parts cleaning, parking ramp swap, motor unstuck, etc. How to find one donor hdd for WD smr hard drives, find details here.

To recover lost data from WD SMR physically damaged hard drives, users can try the following important solutions:

1, Backup, edit and repair module 190;
2, Edit head map in RAM;
3, Set up head map in bitmap and image by selective heads;

Required head replacement tools, firmware repair tools and data recovery equipment:

DFL-WD HDD Repair Tool
DFL-DDP data recovery equipment
Head and Platter Swap and Clean Suite
G2 HDD Head Comb Suite.Advanced

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After Dolphin Data Lab released the latest G3 WD SMR HDD USB to SATA data recovery adapter and its software, it becomes easier and easier for Dolphin users to recover lost data from WD SMR USB hard drives.

Helpful videos to learn more about the G3 WD SMR USB HDD adapters and its software:

Video 01: How to Install G3 WD USB to SATA Data Recovery Adapter 
Video 02: How to Image Extract Lost Data From WD USB HDDS Faster and More Stably
Video 03: Latest data recovery assistant software for WD SMR USB HDDs

To recover lost data more easily from WD SMR USB hdds, users can try the following steps:

01: Connect G3 adapter to WD SMR USB hdds by USB type c cable;
02: Click connect device and Read ROM directly by G3 adapter software;
03: Generate unlock rom by DFL-WD hdd firmware repair software;
04: Click ‘Block 411 Write’ , select the generated unlock rom and write rom by G3 adapter software;
05: Close ROM operations by G3 adapter software and go to DFL-WD hdd repair software;
06: Lock UA writing, backup important firmware modules, specially module 190;
07: Test firmware modules and repair;
08: Open DFL-DDP data recovery software for disk image or file extraction, load 190 to ram auto if there’s all sectors 0000 issue.

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WD 810082 USB-SATA Adapter Smart is one professionally designed SATA connector. Users can easily install this adapter on the original 810082 USB PCB and then users can operate on 810082 USB hard drives by SATA interface.

Please note: WD 810082 USB-SATA Adapter Smart doesn’t contain any data recovery tools or software. Users need to buy hdd firmware repair tools or data recovery hardware tools to work with the firmware area or run disk image or file extraction.

WD 810082 USB-SATA Adapter Smart helps to get the data at the status of decryption off the 810082 drives by SATA interface.


01: This adapter adopts one special chip which can safely absorb repetitive ESD strikes above the maximum level specified in the IEC61000-4-2 international standard (±8kV contact discharge)
02: Visible pins for easier pins location and connection.

To work with 810082 hdd firmware area, users need to unlock the firmware area first by the following steps:

01: Users need to use HDD ROM chip pin reader to read original rom from 810082 original USB PCB;
02: Users can use WD hdd firmware repair tool to generate unlock rom(This step can be done by other similar firmware repair tools);
03: Write unlock rom by HDD ROM chip pin reader to the 810082 USB PCB;
04: Power off and on and users can access to firmware area, test and repair damaged firmware modules.

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