How Screwed Am I? Lost Orginal Nand Dumps. Zephyr
Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:10 PM
*confirmed - drive is dead*
I have several other computers to continue the mod with but how screwed am I at this point?
1. Is there a way to dump whats on the nand and rebuild it back to stock from here?
2. If #1 is not possible can I still just RGH it?
Posted 13 June 2012 - 12:12 AM
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:10 AM
Way ahead of ya. I used to work for a local ma and pop computer repair shop. We used to toss drives in the freezer all the time. Drive is kaput.
you just completely ruined that drive it is now most likely entirely and forever un-recoverable and you lost your NAND dumps and your Xbox is now impossible to repair without the keys your SOL in both fixing the console and getting your HDD data and apparently you also killed other people's drives for everyone who PAID for service at your shop unless you got very lucky and in which case it would do nothing
Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:02 AM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:40 PM
The drive was clicking long before I every "tossed" it in the freezer. I'm certain that it was toast before hand. There are many accounts of people saving data by freezing the drive. I won't try and validate that method because it's already been proven to work.
Out of the 4 or 5 times that I used that method in the shop I can't remember it ever NOT working on drives that were simply locked up for whatever reason. The freezing causes the metal to contract and can/will free up a stuck arm. At that point the trick is to quickly get the data off the drive before it seizes again. In this case it didn't work because the drive had bigger issues before I tried to freeze it.
Also, if you properly bag the drive with the correct bags and layer it you won't have any issues after pulling it out. I still have a drive running in one of my PC's that I froze over two years ago.
In any case, the data is NEVER really un-recoverable unless you physically destroy the platters. If I wanted or cared to pay a few hundred bucks I could ship it to a drive recovery company with a clean room and they could get my nand dumps.
So XGO you're kinda talkin outta your ass there.
@Heimdall, I haven't paid anyone for any services so I'm not sure what you're on.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:37 PM
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