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Laser Scanning Magnetic Mediums for Virtual HDD Reconstruction

Image credit: Yang, et al. ©2011 IOP Publishing Ltd Using a pioneering laser scanning technology to find data on damaged computer hard drives and main frames found in the rubble of the World Trade Center and other nearby collapsed buildings, Convar has recovered information from 32 computers that support assumptions of dirty doomsday dealings. – … Continue reading

Clearing HDD Passwords

If you find this stuff useful, please do leave a comment, “hi, it worked” is enough. SEAGATE -> “Seagate” +25 spaces MAXTOR series N40P -> “Maxtor INIT SECURITY TEST STEP ” +1 or +2 spaces series N40P -> “Maxtor INIT SECURITY TEST STEP F” series 541DX -> “Maxtor” +24 spaces series Athena (D541X model 2B) … Continue reading

Building Your Own Version of PC-3000 For Under $30 – DIY

PC-3000 is one of the standard entry level packages for professionals specializing in data recovery. It allows for low level interaction with the controller firmware to facilitate firmware repairs have give more detailed status information while diagnosing failures. Typically the software sells for around ~$4500 though its hard to say how much you might have … Continue reading