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Diagnostics for Seagate

Diagnostics for Seagate (DfS) is a powerful diagnosis tool for failing or failed SATA Seagate Hard Disk Drives, aiming to data recovery. It can be used on every Seagate Hard Drive. Apart from diagnostic functions, it provides firmware functions that can be used by experienced technicians to solve many common problems found in Seagate drives, that prohibit access to the data. The condition of the heads, the distribution of bad sectors or sectors pending reallocation and read speed per head, are presented in a graphical form, speeding up diagnosis. Furthermore, functions such as correcting capacity problems, translator problems, testing sector accessibility or disabling background functions prior to drive imaging, or viewing boot-up drive terminal messages, can provide a solution in many failed Seagate drives cases, without the need for expensive firmware data recovery equipment.

Diagnostics for Seagate (DfS) can also solve the common firmware problems that Seagate HDDs have and make them locked into busy (BSY) state. The HDD seems to work fine, but it is not recognized by Windows or the BIOS. This kit will unlock the firmware and get the HDD back to working state. This way, not only will you be able to get your data back, but you will also be able to use your drive in the future. It is advised that this product is used by experienced technicians only, because it may destroy your hard drive if it is not used correctly.

The tool can complement a data recovery lab equipment as an easy to use diagnosis alternative with graphic result presentation. It can also be a valuable tool for an IT shop taking up occasional data recovery jobs, in diagnosing drives and helping to make the decision for the next step (ex image or outsource etc). It can also be useful for the interested technically oriented user in order to diagnose a failing drive or verify a data recovery lab diagnosis.

Warning! This tool provides powerful functions that intervene with the drives functions and settings. These functions are intended for use only by experienced data recovery technicians. Improper use of those functions can easily lead to permanent damage to the drive and data loss. Use these functions in a drive with important data only if you are an experienced technician. For inexperienced users this functions are only to be used in test drives with no important data for testing and experimentation.

DfS can help you recover up to 80% of Seagate HDD data recovery cases (with the aditional usage of data recovery software). Practically almost all common firmware issues (that not require component replacement) can be repaired with proper use of DfS. Considering that Seagate HDDs give a great number of firmware issues practically half of Seagate data recovery cases can be recovered directly with proper use of DfS. If the drive has other issue DfS will help you recognise the issue and if it is head damage through the head diagnostics feature the technitian can fully understand the condition of each head seperatelly and decide if he will try to recover the data with some software or imager or if he should outsource the drive to a more advanced laboratory.

Kit includes:

1 X DfS USB adapter which connects HDD with the computer (color might be different than the one in the photo)
1 x HDA connector mask (100% made out of recycled matterial from laptop LCD panels)
1 x USB Stick with drivers, software and instructions for Windows XP (sugested), Windows Vista, Windows 7
1 x screwdriver
1 x container box

DfS is compatible with ALL Seagate SATA HDDs (and a few Maxtor HDDs which were actually produced by Seagate)


Features of Diagnostics for Seagate (DfS) tool kit:
1. Check Heads Condition
2. Check Bad/Reallocated Sectors per Head
3. Record and View Boot-up Seagate Terminal Messages
4. Fix 7200.11 Busy Bug
5. Correct Zero Capacity Error
6. Get Drives-Firmware-Temperature Information
7. Test Read Speed per Head
8. Test Seek Time
9. Test Specific Sector Accessibility
10. Erase Specific Sector
11. Clear SMART buffers
12. Stop Background Reallocation and Background Processes
13. Set congen Settings Buffers Defaults
14. Clear G-List
15. Clear Slip-List
16. Move G-List Entries to P-Liss
17. Regenerate Translator


Price includes VAT 24%. If you are VAT registered in EU please contact us before purchasing and we will offer a quote without VAT. Greek business customers should provide their business info in order to issue a commercial invoice. Diagnostics for Seagate (DfS) is produced in EU (Greece) and is shipped directly from our production center in Thessaloniki Greece


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    DfS KIT package contents

    HDA connector mask. (100% produced out of recycled matterial from broken laptop LCD panels)

    Graphical Presentation of Reallocated - Bad Sectors per Head (F3 Architecture Drive)

    Graphical Presentation of Reallocated - Bad Sectors per Head (Barracuda Architecture Drive)

    Seagate Terminal Boot Diagnostics Messages Presentation

    Graphical Presentation of per Head Resistances (Drive with Severely Damaged Heads)

    Graphical Presentation of per Head Resistances (Drive with  Damaged Head 2)

    Graphical Presentation of per Head Resistances (Drive with Normal Resistance Values)

    Graphical Presentation of per Head Resistances (Drive with at least 1 Severely Damaged Head)

    Graphical Presentation of per Head Resistances (Drive with Many Damaged Heads)

    Graphical Presentation of per Head Resistances (Drive with Normal Resistance Values)

    Graphical Presentation of per Head Read Speed Test Results

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Computer Systems laboratories offer repair and data recovery services since 2008. We are the only SME workshop coofunded by Greece and EU for scientific research on BGA rework methods and on Data recovery. Thanks to our research work we can offer the highest success rate on all our services for the lowest possible cost. We also offer professional equipment, training, support and consumables for computer repair workshops. From single customers who want to repair just a broken iPhone to chain shops that want to set up a network of repair workshops, Computer Systems laboratories can offer the best complete solutions.

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