digitalferret wrote:hey Larry
yeh was considering it then saw you say you may sell to get a Dolphin upgrade.
So i wondered about it being "that fantastic".
It's difficult to decide. I use Deepspar and have been satisfied with it.
The Bandura is a cheaper "extra capacity" imager should the deepspars get bogged down with a nasty drive.
It is effectively a half price automatic imager.
Eventually ppl end up with deepspar and PC3000 whichever route they go.
Someone thus asked, why bother with the other options at all.
Not even the PC3000 can deal with the newish USB drives with the built on controller.
Deepspar can at a hefty $2000+ tho.
Have you set it going on a bad drive yet ?
Bear in mind, I'm 72 years old...
digitalferret wrote:Likewise a big thanks for the feedback Larry. 72! wtg man.
LOL! Thanks for that offer; I will be grateful for any help I can get, from one and all. My biggest challenge, is finding information on the technology, specifically firmware modules, their functions, how to diagnose and repair them; where to get the tools to do so without paying a fortune, etc. The DFL users forum is very helpful, in that all of their forums are open to users of any of their products. So DE users can browse the WDII forum, SEII forum, and DDP forum in addition to the DE forum. And DFL users are helpful in their contributions of case studies on how to fix specific problems. I just wish there was a more efficient way to learn all this stuff, in less time (without taking a $3,800 hands-on course). I've begun collecting some damaged drives and will use them as learning opportunities. How to diagnose the problem, use software to check status, use terminal commends/software to repair problems where feasible, etc. Then pick another drive make/model and repeat.Altho i don't have the atola / dolphin gear, pls don't hesitate to ask if you need info.
Much friendlier here than HDDguru
And i have a mind like a blocked seive, keeps all the sh*t and more =)
I hope I'm not telling tales out of school, but I understand DFL are working on a USB adapter to enable recoveries directly using the DE/DDP. If they do, I'll be sure to order one. I am looking forward to doing the SATA-connection-to-USB-PCB mod myself, as I've had three customers who had duff USB drives that I couldn't help. Of course, I didn't know of the mods that would have let me image/clone the drives and reconnect the clone to the original or an equivalent PCB for the decrypted recovery part.HaQue, yes, i hear thats possible with the pc3k altho ist a complete arse to swap and change and decrypt. just that Dspar does it all at once. (i think)
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