My experience with WD my book Essentials

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My experience with WD my book Essentials

Postby raven4d » Sun May 18, 2014 10:42 am

Hello guy ,

so i had this case , and liked to share information , hopefully some1 will find them helpful

the drive was wd10ears-003bb1

drive has 4 heads , and head #3 was defective , that prevented the drive from mounting ..

the bridge board seemed OK at the time .

imaging the drive to a 1 TB seagate drive , the imaging process went fine , (less than 800 LBA were not able to image)

paying attention that this seri of the WD use Hardware encryption ( even if no password is set) and the encryption data stored at the latest 1% of the drive , so drive had data up to the 62% of it's full capacity , then all were ZEROs , untill the 99% where there was some other encryption related data ( without those no data decryption will happen)

connecting the destination drive to the bridge board , gave access to the data , ( i was able to view the main folder ) , trying to copy anything , and the drive will spin down ... :(

tried to image again after connecting the seagate drive to the bridge using ddrescue , ( as i donut have a usb drive imager) ,failed :cry: :cry:

imaging the contents of the segate drive to a WD green drive , gave access to the data with the ability to copy up to 800 MB , then drive spins down again :!: :!:

took a close look at the bridge board , and saw in the internet that those boards are really vulnerable to oxidation .. cleaned the bridge board several times , till i got rid of the oxidation remarks , and VOILA ... i could copy the whole contents of the drive in one power on session , without a single interrupton :D :D

as to mention that connecting the bridge board ( without a HDD attached )will give the following report in LINUX



[ 104.933051] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd

[ 105.636029] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1058, idProduct=1130

[ 105.636032] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3

[ 105.636034] usb 1-2: Product: My Book 1130

[ 105.636036] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Western Digital

[ 105.636037] usb 1-2: SerialNumber: 57434156354C303931343437

[ 105.636382] scsi5 : usb-storage 1-2:1.0

[ 108.794814] scsi 5:0:0:0: Direct-Access WD My Book 1130 1012 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6

[ 108.795564] scsi 5:0:0:1: Enclosure WD SES Device 1012 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6

[ 108.796165] sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0

[ 108.798513] scsi 5:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 13

[ 108.799807] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdc] Test WP failed, assume Write Enabled

[ 108.802045] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdc] Asking for cache data failed

[ 108.802049] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through

[ 108.806808] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdc] Test WP failed, assume Write Enabled

[ 108.807932] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdc] Asking for cache data failed

[ 108.807935] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through

[ 108.807938] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI disk

[ 108.813480] sd 0:0:0:0: Embedded Enclosure Device

[ 108.816555] sd 0:0:0:0: Failed to get diagnostic page 0x8000002

[ 108.816558] sd 0:0:0:0: Failed to bind enclosure -19

[ 108.817557] scsi 5:0:0:1: Failed to get diagnostic page 0x8000002

[ 108.817560] scsi 5:0:0:1: Failed to bind enclosure -19

[ 108.817577] ses 5:0:0:1: Attached Enclosure device


while connecting it with hdd connected will do nothing special but a normall storage device being connected ..

Good luck with your recoveries , and please ask me anything related to this issue , in case some step was not clear enough ;)
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Re: My experience with WD my book Essentials

Postby Spildit » Sun May 18, 2014 2:41 pm

Thanks for sharing your experience !
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Re: My experience with WD my book Essentials

Postby fzabkar » Sun May 18, 2014 7:40 pm

raven4d wrote:as to mention that connecting the bridge board ( without a HDD attached )will give the following report in LINUX


[ 104.933051] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd

[ 105.636029] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1058, idProduct=1130

[ 105.636032] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3

[ 105.636034] usb 1-2: Product: My Book 1130

[ 105.636036] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Western Digital

[ 105.636037] usb 1-2: SerialNumber: 57434156354C303931343437


Thanks, that's interesting.

I notice that the serial number is ASCII encoded and decodes to "WCAV5L091447". I wonder if this is the same as the original drive.

Code: Select all

C:\>debug
-e 100 57 43 41 56 35 4C 30 39 31 34 34 37
-d 100 10b
1262:0100  57 43 41 56 35 4C 30 39-31 34 34 37   WCAV5L091447
-q

Your testing suggests that the serial number reported by the enclosure is the one that is stored in the SPI flash memory on the bridge board. I had previously been uncertain as to whether the bridge board was getting this information from the drive itself.

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Re: My experience with WD my book Essentials

Postby raven4d » Mon May 19, 2014 12:26 pm

fzabkar wrote:
raven4d wrote:as to mention that connecting the bridge board ( without a HDD attached )will give the following report in LINUX


[ 104.933051] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd

[ 105.636029] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1058, idProduct=1130

[ 105.636032] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3

[ 105.636034] usb 1-2: Product: My Book 1130

[ 105.636036] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Western Digital

[ 105.636037] usb 1-2: SerialNumber: 57434156354C303931343437


Thanks, that's interesting.

I notice that the serial number is ASCII encoded and decodes to "WCAV5L091447". I wonder if this is the same as the original drive.

Code: Select all

C:\>debug
-e 100 57 43 41 56 35 4C 30 39 31 34 34 37
-d 100 10b
1262:0100  57 43 41 56 35 4C 30 39-31 34 34 37   WCAV5L091447
-q

Your testing suggests that the serial number reported by the enclosure is the one that is stored in the SPI flash memory on the bridge board. I had previously been uncertain as to whether the bridge board was getting this information from the drive itself.



i will check for that today , anyway i changed the serial number of the dentination WD drive to be idential as the original patient one , just in case the bridge board was locket to a certain SN

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Re: My experience with WD my book Essentials

Postby fzabkar » Tue May 20, 2014 12:24 am

http://websupport.wdc.com/warranty/warr ... sttype=end

WCAV5L091447
WD10EARS-003BB1
1TB WD Green SATA Hard Drive
Out of Limited Warranty
expiry date -- 12/24/2013

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Re: My experience with WD my book Essentials

Postby raven4d » Sat May 31, 2014 7:52 am

sorry for the late answer ..

connecting the 1 TB WD green drive to the bridge ( with serial number edited to the original SN of the drive) will show


[ 81.094050] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci_hcd

[ 81.796947] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=1058, idProduct=1130

[ 81.796950] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3

[ 81.796952] usb 1-1: Product: My Book 1130

[ 81.796954] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: Western Digital

[ 81.796955] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 574341563536303733333834

[ 81.797606] scsi6 : usb-storage 1-1:1.0

[ 83.875868] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access WD My Book 1130 1012 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6

[ 83.876612] scsi 6:0:0:1: Enclosure WD SES Device 1012 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
[ 83.877147] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0

[ 83.877650] ses 6:0:0:1: Attached Enclosure device

[ 83.878093] ses 6:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 13

[ 91.676360] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] 1953458176 512-byte logical blocks: (1.00 TB/931 GiB)

[ 91.677360] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off

[ 91.677364] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 47 00 10 08

[ 91.678215] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] No Caching mode page present

[ 91.678217] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through

[ 91.681733] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] No Caching mode page present

[ 91.681735] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through

[ 92.519858] sdc: unknown partition table

[ 92.524057] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] No Caching mode page present

[ 92.524060] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through

[ 92.524063] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI disk

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Re: My experience with WD my book Essentials

Postby visz » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:59 am

interesting..keep it up


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