Hard drive firmware is software that is embedded in the hardware of a hard drive and controls its operation. It is responsible for managing various functions of the hard drive, including controlling the drive motor, reading and writing data, managing power consumption, and handling error correction. Firmware of a hard drive is programmed by the manufacturer and is not typically user-modifiable. However, in some cases, firmware updates may be released by the manufacturer to fix bugs, improve performance, or add new features to the drive. Firmware can become damaged which may result in data becoming inaccessible.

This website provides data recovery professionals resources to repair firmware thereby allowing data to be recovered.

SpyGlass3 operates using SEDv2. SED stands for Self-Encrypting Drive, which is a type of hard drive that comes with hardware-based encryption capabilities built into the drive's controller. This means that the drive is capable of automatically encrypting all data written to it without requiring any additional software or tools.

Decryption of user data from SEDv2 drives may require the use of the original PCB as the MCU contains decryption keys.

Model: Serial Number: Family: PCB Number: Interface: Date:
WD50NDZW-11BHVS1 WX12D12RNNSD SpyGlass3 2060-810067-000 REV P0 USB 3.0 (Micro) 19 OCT 2021