What happens if you have a hard
disk which spins erratically, or the heads are making clicking noises, or maybe
everything seems fine but the disk is just not recognized by the PC or any
other tool? Since you don't have access to the disk to recover data you may conclude that it is
due to the controller board failure or some mechanical or physical damage, and
whatever you try to do to recover data is then driven simply by your intuition
because you have no information about the status of a drive that is simply not
recognized by your utilities.
But help is at hand, because the PC-3000 UDMA is a unique data recovery tool that can communicate
with the drive in such situations by using vendor specific commands to switch
the drive into kernel mode - the one that is used by the manufacturer to
provide read/write access to the firmware on the controller board and firmware
modules, such as Microcode Overlays, HDD Configuration Tables, Defects Tables,
SMART Attributes, Security Subsystem, Adaptives, etc., stored at the disk
system area (maintenance track) at negative cylinders. When the drive is not
recognized by the PC, it basically means that the HDD cannot boot up properly
due to electrical failure, mechanical/physical damage or corruption of the
firmware modules on the controller or the disk system area (maintenance
track). By using PC-3000 UDMA you can diagnose the drive and determine exactly what
is causing the failure. Furthermore, in our experience more than 50% of such
failures (and for some particular HDD models over 90%) are due to firmware
related problems that can be resolved using PC-3000. You can simply reload
firmware modules onto the damaged drive or just use one of the PC-3000 built-in
fixes available for the most common failures of the particular HDD model, such
as Fujitsu MPG's firmware damage, Maxtor's G-List/P-List corruption (e.g.
'Maxtor N40P' and 'Maxtor Athena' family), Western Digital's S.M.A.R.T.
counters overflow and others.
The PC-3000 UDMA supports 2.5"/3.5" ATA/SATA Hard Disk Drives from the following manufacturers
:- Maxtor/Quantum, Seagate, Western Digital, Fujitsu, IBM/Hitachi, Samsung, and Toshiba.
For more information about the data recovery
products visit www.deepspar.com or
PC-3000 Sales Channels
DeepSpar, ACE Data Recovery Engineering Inc, Canada
ACELab Europe s.r.o., The Czech Republic
Tel: +420 222 361 605
and Data Extractor are registered trademarks of ACE Laboratory, Russia.