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#61 Arayanz

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:50 PM

I am in same boat... Suddenly my 32GB A-Data USB got this USBest issue... I downloaded UT163 MPT tool(UT163 MPTool v3.9.35.0) and after installing the driver by MTP (FABULK), it read the USB as following
Port1:
Status:Code 0x54
Capacity 0MB
USB VIP/PID = 0 <------------------------------ChipGenius reads it as 1307/0163
Write Protect = NO
Operation Mode = Unknown
********************************CHIP GENIUS*************
Device Name: +FABULK

PnP Device ID: VID = 1307 PID = 0163
Serial Number: 5&&38C8E674&&0&&1
Revision: (Information not returned)

Device Type: Standard USB device - USB2.0 High-Speed

Chip Vendor: USBest(??)
Chip Part-Number: UT163

Product Vendor: FABULK
Product Model:
********************************************************



I realized from the Flashboot.ru that I can assign VID/PIV using C: \ Program Files \ MDPT \ Driver \ InfUpdate.ex but it does not change anything in the MPT tool after referesh. Parition is set to AUTO in the settings Tab.
If I press start, i get Status Code : 0x54 0xa2

Please kindly help. I had given up on this USB but now there is some hope... Is that FABULK is not loaded correctly or am I using incorrect versoin of MPT tool... 0x54 means Firmware version mismatch with controller type. I see FABULK added into the list of drivers and also the light on my USB flashes with this driver installed....
Please help...
Thanks in advance...
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:27 PM

@ MtwStark : Sounds like you have a broken drive .
The data is likely still there and can be extracted from the NAND-chip(s) with special hardware,
have a look here for some more info :
http://www.aplusperf...m/data-recovery
http://www.aplusperf...e-data-recovery

@ Arayanz :
Try downloading ALL the MPT's for the UT163, sometimes the latest version doesn't work on older
chip-revisions .. I think that's the issue you have, the error-code seems to confirm a version-mismatch .

EDIT : There's a manual for the UT165 MPT here :
http://translate.goo...Tg-MFXn67xxiBqw
Much of it also applies to the UT163 MPT .
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:03 PM

QUOTE (IOSys @ Tue, 01 Dec 2009 14:27:34 +0000) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
@ Arayanz :
Try downloading ALL the MPT's for the UT163, sometimes the latest version doesn't work on older
chip-revisions .. I think that's the issue you have, the error-code seems to confirm a version-mismatch .

EDIT : There's a manual for the UT165 MPT here :
http://translate.goo...Tg-MFXn67xxiBqw
Much of it also applies to the UT163 MPT .



IOsys Hi,
Thank so much for helping....
I tried following versions (all available) from flashboot.ru and found that problem is still there. Same symptoms even though each time FABULK showed up when flash is connected.
I have tried
UT163 / 3.9.8/3.9.12/3.9.29/3.9.31/3.9.35
Just listing above to make sure i am not missing anything.
Btw, Following is the procedure i am folloiwng
1. Installing the MDPT tool
2. Connecting the flash (A-Data) and driver is installed and it is recognized as FABULK device
3. Starting MDPT tool and click on F1 Settings / Ut163 to change the partition (LUN0) to Auto and partition option checked. I did not change anything on the vendor data side and click OK
4. F3 (enumerate) and getting error "Number of Input devices is not matched with maximum device list!!!"
I am ignoring this considering that my laptop has only three USB slots and min in the tool is 4
5. Port 1 shows the code:0x54 with 0Mb space and VID/PID as 0/0
6. Tried InfUpdate to make the VID/PID as showing in the settings options for MDPT but not change. Even though it unloads and loads the driver (FABULK) with this step.
7. If I press start, the code changes from 0x54 to 0x54/0xa2

Any thoughts?
Thanks for your help

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 12:53 PM

In the iFlash database the tool listed for 32-GB A-Data drives is MP TOOL UT165 (UT163) 1.65.10.0

http://translate.goo.....3Fname=iflash

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maker              VID           PID        MPT  
A-DATA       32 Gb      1307       0163      MP TOOL UT165 (UT163) 1.65.10.0


A newer version, 1.65.14, is here :
http://translate.goo.....3Fname=iflash
My guess is that drives above a certain capacity need the UT163/165 combo-tool .

(Maybe A-data has something that could be of use ? http://www.adata.com...en/support.php)
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 03:00 PM

UPDATE :
From the comments to this tool :
Super Stick Recovery Tool V1.0.2.19 (UT161, UT163, UT165)

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fleha a-data 32GB ut165, UT163_setup-v3.9.29.0 betrayed error code 0x54 0xa2, but this has saved! Огромное спасибище!!! Huge spasibische!


it seems that a UT163 identified by VID/PID is sometimes in fact the UT165 !!

http://translate.goo...Of248SipKk1q7rg
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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:41 AM

Hi. This is kind of a curve ball, but I've been searching for a solution for about a week now and I just came across this thread. Luckily it's still going!
Anyways, it's an external 1TB HDD, not exactly the right topic for me, but I got a virtual CD problem, too.
Toshiba PH3100U-1EXB.

ChipGenius didn't turn anything up except:

VID:0939
PID:0b13

rest is unknown.

I've tried hunting down official software, closet thing I found was Shd2cdhd.exe which won't work with my model. I've tried inputting the VID and PID into the config file but still, no go. Any other leads for me?
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Posted 12 December 2009 - 08:20 AM

Google is useless if you use the words "toshiba" and/or "PH3100U-1EXB",
all you get is 10.000 mongers wanting to push one of these things sad.gif
( please provide a link to the software you tried (Shd2cdhd.exe) )

Taking the thing apart could probably reveal something interesting but it will void your warranty, so ....
What is on that CD-ROM besides the backup-software ? Can the software be updated ?
If you are lucky the tool is somewhere on the CD-ROM (like it was with U3)..
If none of that works you will need to extract as much info as possible from the device and use that to search
for non-commercial links .. most likely the tool is on some Chinese geek-board .
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Posted 12 December 2009 - 08:31 AM

QUOTE (IOSys @ Thu, 03 Dec 2009 15:00:58 +0000) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
UPDATE :
From the comments to this tool :
Super Stick Recovery Tool V1.0.2.19 (UT161, UT163, UT165)



it seems that a UT163 identified by VID/PID is sometimes in fact the UT165 !!

http://translate.goo...Of248SipKk1q7rg


IOSYS,
Thank so much....UT165 MP Tool 1.65.14.0 fixed my solution. Only issue that came up afterwards was that my laptop was not recognizing any USB drive... I did system restore and my 32GB A-Data Flash drive is back into business...
Thanks again...

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 09:57 AM

QUOTE (IOSys @ Sat, 12 Dec 2009 05:20:35 +0000) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Google is useless if you use the words "toshiba" and/or "PH3100U-1EXB",
all you get is 10.000 mongers wanting to push one of these things sad.gif
( please provide a link to the software you tried (Shd2cdhd.exe) )

Taking the thing apart could probably reveal something interesting but it will void your warranty, so ....
What is on that CD-ROM besides the backup-software ? Can the software be updated ?
If you are lucky the tool is somewhere on the CD-ROM (like it was with U3)..
If none of that works you will need to extract as much info as possible from the device and use that to search
for non-commercial links .. most likely the tool is on some Chinese geek-board .


Yeah, tell me about it. Been searching for days now trying to find something.
I somehow broke the virtual cd so the files are all gone from it, but the drive still boots up which is my main problem.

I've done a lot of research, so this is what I've got:
(I did backup the backup software elsewhere)
Backup Software by Dura Micro Inc, including a drive monitor by the same. No other applications, or helpful readmes. Wrote them an e-mail asking if they knew anything about the virtual drive.

The CD+HDD to HDD and vice versa programs are located at http://www.techsuppo..._...d=8&nav=0,8 and I believe theres a couple more scattered on that site. At least one other program missing from that list.

That led me to the company OnSpec, the people who made that software. Dropped a line at that techsupportlive place in regards to this, which is their tech support page.

I did run a program called HDDScan, it was on the Hiren's BootCD, and it came up with something interesting. Says it's a Hitachi HDT721010SLA360, which in other words, is a Deskstar 7K1000.B. However the firmware listed is ST60A3AA, which doesn't match the model # on some firmware I found at http://www.proware.com.tw . That didn't really turn anything up. I'm guessing it's a bug with HDDScan, since it's a S.M.A.R.T. tool and I'm fairly positive USB drives don't have it, but it's possible that might be what's inside here.

I made the realization just paying attention to when my computer boots, the virtual CD loads first and it loads very quick, while the actual hard drive takes a while to start spinnin'. Makes me think this could be a physical connection that could just be severed.

Any other tools I can try getting info with? Used chipgenius already.


Thanks for gettin back to me

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 11:22 AM

Check this, xSIL251 manufacturer-tool, apparently it's the USB-controller-chip that creates the CD-ROM :
http://www.mediafire.com/?bgwuwq5xzbm
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE (Arayanz @ Sat, 12 Dec 2009 14:31:04 +0000) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
IOSYS,
Thank so much....UT165 MP Tool 1.65.14.0 fixed my solution. Only issue that came up afterwards was that my laptop was not recognizing any USB drive... I did system restore and my 32GB A-Data Flash drive is back into business...
Thanks again...


I have the same problem. I tried everything that is mentioned above and nothing happens
Chip Genius v3.0 it read USB as following:

Device Name: USB Mass Storage Device(USBest USB2FlashStorage USB Device)

PnP Device ID: VID = 1307 PID = 0163
Serial Number: 5&&2B17EFFA&&0&&3
Revision: 0.00

Device Type: Standard USB device - USB2.0 High-Speed

Chip Vendor: USBest(??)
Chip Part-Number: UT163

Product Vendor: USBest
Product Model: USB2FlashStorage

I tried:
MPTool UT163 v3.9.12 ~ MPTool UT163 v3.9.80
UT165 v1.65.10 ~ UT165 1.65.25.0
Super Stick Recovery Tool V1.0.2.19

and still doesn't work. Please i need some help here

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 12:07 PM

First, try UFDUtility v 3.2.1.0 , it's the original consumer-application for USBest-controllers
and allows you to do most of the things the MPT does ( It can't flip the RMB )
Go to "Autorun manager" and check "Single Partition" :
http://www.mediafire...z/UFDUtility.7z

If that doesn't do it :
Please define "nothing happens" smile.gif
Do any of the MPT's you tried even see the device or anything,
indicated by the first port turning blue in the UI?
(press F3 to enumerate USB-ports, this tool doesn't autoscan)

Some general advice for working with MPT :
Disconnect other USB-devices, especially composite, some MPT install a modified USB-driver,
it might get confused by other devices .
Only insert the UFD after the MPT has started and the driver loaded,
do not access the device with any other programs !
Obviously, you need admin-rights and loading of unsigned drivers must be allowed,
AntiVirus and other security-software should not be allowed to interfere and
XP Pro is still better than Vista/win7 for this task .
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE (IOSys @ Sat, 26 Dec 2009 08:22:40 +0000) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Check this, xSIL251 manufacturer-tool, apparently it's the USB-controller-chip that creates the CD-ROM :
http://www.mediafire.com/?bgwuwq5xzbm


I tried that a while back, seems like that it's designed for another drive. In fact I'm not sure if any of the onspec utilities will work with my drive, I tried contacting them and they told me to ask elsewhere.
So when I run that app it doesn't do anything, just causes my cpu to start heating up, but no window ever pops up.

I did contact duranmicro, they designed the backup software that was on the virtual cd and they sent me a utility for flashing the firmware and removing the cd part. However it was designed for an older model, and I've basically given up my search. I'll probably end up trying to exchange it at best buy.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:20 AM

To bad it doesn't work, these CD+HDD controllers are a bitch to crack ..
Any chance of downloading the tool they sent you somewhere, these things are almost impossible to find ?
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 01:09 PM

QUOTE (IOSys @ Tue, 29 Dec 2009 18:07:33 +0000) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First, try UFDUtility v 3.2.1.0 , it's the original consumer-application for USBest-controllers
and allows you to do most of the things the MPT does ( It can't flip the RMB )
Go to "Autorun manager" and check "Single Partition" :
http://www.mediafire...z/UFDUtility.7z

If that doesn't do it :
Please define "nothing happens" smile.gif
Do any of the MPT's you tried even see the device or anything,
indicated by the first port turning blue in the UI?
(press F3 to enumerate USB-ports, this tool doesn't autoscan)

Some general advice for working with MPT :
Disconnect other USB-devices, especially composite, some MPT install a modified USB-driver,
it might get confused by other devices .
Only insert the UFD after the MPT has started and the driver loaded,
do not access the device with any other programs !
Obviously, you need admin-rights and loading of unsigned drivers must be allowed,
AntiVirus and other security-software should not be allowed to interfere and
XP Pro is still better than Vista/win7 for this task .


I tried this version of UT165 UFDUtility v3.2.4.0 and i didn't try the version of the soft that U send with the link http://www.mediafire...z/UFDUtility.7z
because it was impossible to be extracted from WinRar or 7zip. Anyway i tried "Autorun Manager" and the device cannot be found by the utility.
When i tried MPTool (UT163 Multi-Devices Production Tool) v3.9.80.0 and other version of this soft, I followed these steps:
1. I installed the MDPT tool
2. I connected the flash (USBest) and the device was recognized as FABULK device.
3. I pressed F3 to Enumerate the ports

and when i pressed start, shows the code 0xa2 with 0MB capacity

With UT165 MP Tool 1.65.25.0 the same thing but when i pressed start the code changes from 0x12 0x28 to 0x12 0x28 0xa2 always with 0MB
With Super Stick Recovery Tool V1.0.2.19 it shows the size of flash drive 0MB

I think that is a broken drive but i need help for another device if U can with the following information by Chip Genius v2.64
Device Name: USB Mass Storage Device(USB DISK 30X USB Device)

PnP Device ID: VID = 13FE PID = 1D00
Serial Number: 5&&2B17EFFA&&0&&3
Revision: 1.00

Device Type: Standard USB device - USB2.0 High-Speed

Chip Vendor: phison(??)
Chip Part-Number: UP8/UP10 --------> chip Genius V3.0: UP13

Product Vendor: USB
Product Model: DISK 30X

I tried many utilities:
Phison UP13 UP14 UP12 V1.96, MP2232 V1.06, MPALL v2.01.00 (recognize the device but shows a mesagge "Flash Status Error") and all of these utilities show the capacity 0MB. I think that may be exist a solution to fix the problem because when i try with Acronis Media for Workstation can recognize the device and even can be formatted but when I plug in it again and try to access shows me a message "Please insert disk into drive". Please if you have any solution
please inform me. Thanks for your help and Happy New Year 2010. Best regards

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:56 AM

Here are the error-codes the USBest-tool throws :
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0x10 Disk can't be formated as the selected file system
0x11 Disk mounted flash chips doesn't match the setting
0x12 Disk size doesn't match the setting
0x13 Disk is write-protected
0x14 Disk size is zero
0x28 Run SCSI command Failed
0x41 ISP / CIS blk search Failed
0x42 Build flash LUT Failed
0x44 Bad block count is out of range
0x48 Bad block count exceed tolerance
0x51 Single/Dual channel check Failed
0x52 USB 2.0 check Failed
0x54 Firmware version mismatch with controller type
0x58 Bad block count of table is not match with number of scanned bad block
0x61 Rebuild Flash BAD Blk Failed
0x62 Autorun Image Error
0x64 Sensor Error
0x68 Erase Block Failed
0x72 Initialize ISP Failed
0x74 Check Disk Information Failed
0x78 Update Disk Information Failed
0x82 Flash Manufacture checking error
0x84 Sensor Get Image Failed
0x88 Run Disk Stress R/W Failed
0x91 Clear Hidden Blk Failed
0x92 Source folder doesn't exist or source file is missing
0x94 Check Disk MBR/FAT Failed
0x98 Format Disk Failed
0xa1 Size of source files is large than partition size during running  
0xa2 Partition Setting Error
0xa4 Size of source files is large than partition size
0xa8 Copy Files Failed


0x12 Disk size doesn't match the setting
Seems like there is a wrong setting somewhere in all the options .

The other drive, I have no idea what it really is.. rip it apart if you can and read the markings
on the chip, it's the only way to identify the controller to a reasonable degree of certainty
as it will identify itself as whatever someone told it to !!
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:44 PM

QUOTE (IOSys @ Fri, 01 Jan 2010 08:20:38 +0000) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To bad it doesn't work, these CD+HDD controllers are a bitch to crack ..
Any chance of downloading the tool they sent you somewhere, these things are almost impossible to find ?


Should work with some other Toshiba, I have no idea which, but it's not the 1tb model I have:

http://www.mediafire.com/?xjhmqztz0vj

Let me know if you get any ideas

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:57 PM

Hi,

I am trying to download the AMECO utility from the flashboot.ru site but it does not work. When I click the download button, I get the challenge and after entering the answer it shows a page in russian with publicity and then comes back to the utility description page. I never get the pop up to save the file. I tried all version of the AMECO MW6208 available but no go. http://translate.goo...s-file-304.html

Are others having the same issue at the moment?

Thanks.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:30 PM

Got a 4GB (1GB CDROM and 3GB free) USB drive from BigFix. Chip Genius 3.0 says:
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Device Name: ++[F:][G:]+USB Mass Storage Device(CBM USB 2.0 USB Device)(CBM USB 2.0 USB Device)

PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
Serial Number: 2009041105120000
Revision: 2.20/2.21

Device Type: Standard USB device - USB2.0 Full-Speed (USB1.1)

Chip Vendor: micov
Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

Product Vendor: (N/A)
Product Model: (N/A)

Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.c...d.php?tid=72332
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Almost every combo for 1221/3234 in iFlash says Ameco_MW8209_6208E_1.1.1.5_20091015.rar.
I downloaded that file from http://www.fenqu.com...11XKLQH009.html.
I opened the RAR and doubleclicked on the UdTools.exe file to execute bring up the application with the title 8209/6208E Tools(Version 1.1.1.5).

I've tried this for every manual selected 4GB type there was, but I can't seem to get it to work. In the application I've done:
- In the Manuf Setting tab, change the Product Information section to the info above (VID/PID/serial#)
- In the Manuf Setting tab, change the Flash Setting information to select Manual and select (different versions) of 4 GB drive types.
- Click Apply
- Switch to the Manuf Progress Tab
- Nothing happens when I click Start All button


Can anyone offer any assistance? Did I miss a step? Did I download the wrong program?

Thanks,
Swill

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 08:53 AM

Maybe your chip is a later revision ?
These are the 2 latest (available?) AMECO-tools for 8208 :

Ameco MW6208E 8208 1.2.0.6 20090608 (UdTools v1.2.0.6)
http://translate.goo.....3Fname=iflash

Ameco MW6208E 8208 1.2.0.8 20090724 (UdTools v1.2.0.8)
http://translate.goo.....3Fname=iflash
(the download only works if you allow java-script for google-translate,
otherwise you will have to download from the Cyrillic-alphabet page .. )

Usually the latest version works on all previous chip-revisions.

EDIT :
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Device Name: ++[F:][G:]+USB Mass Storage Device(CBM USB 2.0 USB Device)(CBM USB 2.0 USB Device)

Hmmmm....
CBM is usually an abbreviation for ChipsBank, another chip-manufacturer .
Best way to identify a controller is to disassemble the drive and read the markings on the chip.
While you are inside, take note of the markings on the NAND to ..
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