Hard drive repair and data recovery information
First step in do it yourself hard drive repair
Hard drive repair processes and equipment
The most important tool you MUST have if data is irreplaceable
Maxtor brought Quantum, Seagate brought Maxtor so these drives are getting less and less common. Yet, some are still functioning today.
in this section we will cover the system area of a failed maxtor hard drives including downloadble firmware modules

Remember if data is important please consider the experts!
-To enable engineering [SAFE] mode for system area repair, you must figure out the jumper settings for each hard drive model.

-To do so, look at the hard drives sticker color and locate it on the chart below.
DiamondMax 16 = FALCON 
   
DiamondMax Plus8 = N40P
   
DiamondMax 10 = SABRE
   
Maxline Plus II = CALYPSO
   
DiamondMax Plus 9 = CALYPSO
   
Fireball 3 = ARES64K
       
D540X = ATHENA
           
D540X-4D DAH017K0 = ROMULAS
   
D540X-4G GAK819K0 = ROMULAS
   
D536DX AAH01310 = VULCAN    



RAMB1TU0

NAR61590

BAJ41G20

YAR41VW0

YAR41BW0

VAM51JJ0

PASS

DAH017K0

GAK819K0

AAH01310
Jumper positions
Hard drive repair processes and equipment
The most important tool you MUST have if data is irreplaceable


First step in do it yourself hard drive repair
Maxtor Repair Examples
Maxtor Repair Examples
HARD DRIVE MODEL             CODE                   STICKER            SAFE MODE

Maxtor hard drive repair