Can R-Studio recognize a drive connected via UART?

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silvanet
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Can R-Studio recognize a drive connected via UART?

Post by silvanet » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:47 pm

Experimenting with old drive that spins but isn't recognized by bios.
I connected to its serial port (ground, Rx, & Tx). Trying to connect using Putty but no success.
Is there some way I can get R-Studio to scan it even if slow?

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Re: Can R-Studio recognize a drive connected via UART?

Post by Data-Medics » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:39 am

No, you can't.

Very few drives even allow reading user zone sectors over TTL anyway. The purpose of that port is to service the drive, fix the firmware, etc.

I think you need to get the drive to a professional data recovery shop who can properly assess it.

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