WD20NMVW-11EDZS7 ROM LOST

Moderator: Maxim_TS


shahi
Newbie
Posts: 36
Joined: 28.05.17
Reputation: 1 / (11)

WD20NMVW-11EDZS7 ROM LOST

Postby shahi » 13.09.18, 22:55

We got this case. Original ROM missing and no way to find out this one.

In this case, we tried different microcode+ldr but never able to access SA.

Do you have any idea?

Its Sherk_Lt

User avatar
Amarbir[CDR-Labs]
Advanced user
Posts: 687
Joined: 03.08.09
Reputation: 7 / (68)

Re: WD20NMVW-11EDZS7 ROM LOST

Postby Amarbir[CDR-Labs] » 16.09.18, 13:04

Shahi,
Before you do this swap heads from ok drive then try atleast possibility of bad heads would not be there
Regards
Amarbir S Dhillon ,CDR Labs [ Chandigarh ,India ]
DataRecovery - The Affordable Way In India
Visit - > http://www.chandigarhdatarecovery.com My Facebook - > https://www.facebook.com/chandigarhdatarecovery


GuideRecovery
New user
Posts: 61
Joined: 16.03.14
Reputation: 2 / (24)

Re: WD20NMVW-11EDZS7 ROM LOST

Postby GuideRecovery » 16.09.18, 17:04

Search a ROM of drive with close Seiral number with your and try, atleast you should reach to SA if heads are fine.
Regards
Wasim Zafar
Professional & Cost Effective Data Recovery Services in Pakistan
https://mindmergepk.com


AJ2008
Posts: 1319
Joined: 25.11.08
Reputation: 10 / (101)

Re: WD20NMVW-11EDZS7 ROM LOST

Postby AJ2008 » 17.09.18, 10:03

This will not work as these drives implement additional adaptive data for dual actuators in ROM module 4F - without original ROM it is not possible to restore access to data. I am sure a few guys at this forum know more about this than me and possibly have some solution, but I believe chances on this are very very low...

User avatar
Paradog84
Newbie
Posts: 12
Joined: 15.08.16
Reputation: 0 / (4)

Re: WD20NMVW-11EDZS7 ROM LOST

Postby Paradog84 » 18.09.18, 19:41

Dual actuators in this model drive?

Please explain....

User avatar
Blizzard
New user
Posts: 87
Joined: 29.06.16
Reputation: 4 / (43)

Re: WD20NMVW-11EDZS7 ROM LOST

Postby Blizzard » 18.09.18, 19:49

Paradog84 wrote:Source of the post Dual actuators in this model drive?
Please explain....
Unlike the Seagate multi-actuator drives, Western Digital has developed dual-stage or multi-stage actuators. Here are details.

User avatar
DataMedics
Advanced user
Posts: 538
Joined: 15.12.15
Reputation: 16 / (155)

Re: WD20NMVW-11EDZS7 ROM LOST

Postby DataMedics » 12.12.18, 21:59

All hope is not lost. It is often possible to recover without the original ROM, but it requires a ROM code from a very closely matched drive. Usually one manufactured the same week will have a good chance of being close enough to work.


shahi
Newbie
Posts: 36
Joined: 28.05.17
Reputation: 1 / (11)

Re: WD20NMVW-11EDZS7 ROM LOST

Postby shahi » 13.12.18, 22:19

The case is still unsolved. Had no way to access. We tried to manage close hdd, but was unable to manage

User avatar
DataMedics
Advanced user
Posts: 538
Joined: 15.12.15
Reputation: 16 / (155)

Re: WD20NMVW-11EDZS7 ROM LOST

Postby DataMedics » 17.12.18, 00:19

Yustik wrote:Source of the post
DataMedics wrote:Source of the post All hope is not lost. It is often possible to recover without the original ROM, but it requires a ROM code from a very closely matched drive. Usually one manufactured the same week will have a good chance of being close enough to work.

but not only a firmware version is enough :-)


No, for a drive this new it's more than just the ROM version that must match. But, one manufactured close enough to it can often work. Finding a donor on the other hand isn't always possible. Last one like this I had I couldn't find a close enough donor, but I just tried every ROM in my resources and eventually found one that was close enough to work. It's tedious work, but it's usually possible to find something.


shahi
Newbie
Posts: 36
Joined: 28.05.17
Reputation: 1 / (11)

Re: WD20NMVW-11EDZS7 ROM LOST

Postby shahi » 22.12.18, 21:22

I am looking for close dated drive still... To get the best possible options for the case


Doomer
Newbie
Posts: 48
Joined: 24.06.14
Reputation: 2 / (22)

Re: WD20NMVW-11EDZS7 ROM LOST

Postby Doomer » 23.12.18, 02:33

ShrekLT does not have dual actuators, but I must admit I mistakenly thought that important adaptives in 4F are dual-actuators related(they aren't) and even probably convinced some people of it.
Nevertheless the adaptives are important and w/o them drive won't read anything. They can be restored but it's a grueling process. There is no way to do it with PC3K.


Doomer
Newbie
Posts: 48
Joined: 24.06.14
Reputation: 2 / (22)

Re: WD20NMVW-11EDZS7 ROM LOST

Postby Doomer » 23.12.18, 17:45

Yustik wrote:Source of the post
Doomer wrote:Source of the post There is no way to do it with PC3K.

there is no way to do it with ONLY pc3k :-)

Yes, that is more correct


Return to “WD Marvell”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests