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Seagate HDD repair cable

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Seagate HDD repair cable

Post Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:55 am

Has anyone used a cable like THIS to recover data from a drive?

This is for a family friend and I cannot really use lab resources so thanks for DeepSpar suggestions but I am not going to buy one for personal use. And they cannot afford $500+ for recovery, but would be willing to buy a cable or some relatively inexpensive tool if anyone can suggest one.

Thanks  

BitHead
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Re: Seagate HDD repair cable

Post Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:11 am

Hello.

I made one of these cables myself using a specific Nokia cable.
I did not use it for forensic purposes, just to change some of the internal settings of the Hard Drive for testing in the lab.

I'll try and fish out the info you require.

Simon
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Re: Seagate HDD repair cable

Post Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:16 am

These should get you started:

howto.starahead.com/?p=61

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD0D0IG4YoU
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Re: Seagate HDD repair cable

Post Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:45 am

s1lang,
Thanks for the links. I found several similar. When looking for the recommended DKU-5 Cable I found several pre-made cables like the one I linked in my post. I also found several posts that recommended using a CA-42 cable and not the DKU-5. I do not want to brick the drive so that is why I was considering a pre-made cable. There is always a lot of info on the Internet, so I am glad to hear from someone that made it work.  

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Re: Seagate HDD repair cable

Post Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:47 am

Here is the cable I buy for the drives price is right they are a good vendor
www.serialstuff.com/pr...Cable.html  

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Re: Seagate HDD repair cable

Post Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:46 am

- jwells
Here is the cable I buy for the drives price is right they are a good vendor
www.serialstuff.com/pr...Cable.html
Drat - foiled again:

Prolific USB to TTL Logic Cable

Price:
$9.95
SKU:
USB-BPTTL

Sorry but this item is currently unavailable.

Please check back at a later stage.  

BitHead
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Re: Seagate HDD repair cable

Post Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:53 pm

Bithead a quick google and more vendors carry this cable. Also on amazon: www.amazon.com/s/ref=n...ogic+Cable  

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