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Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Troubles

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Here's mine, bought on August 28th, 2008. Died on December 23rd, 2008. ¿KRATSG means Made in Thailand?

9QM7VZBP:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09146:KRATSG:Oct2008:24Dec2008:poolcarpet

9QM6X90B:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09115:KRATSG:Oct2008:28Dec2008:DaftMule

9QM6W2JE:ST3500320AS: - :SD15: - : - :5Dec2008:19Dec2008:DerSnoezie

9QM4G4PK:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08503:KRATSG:Aug2008:Nov2008:dskbrk

9QM3RWHJ:ST3500320AS:9BX154-568:SD81:08464:KRATSG:Aug2008:23Dec2008:ToKuRo

Greetings from Chile.

ToKuRo.

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Hi all, my drive stopped being recognized by my P5Q-E's BIOS yesterday after a regular reboot, here's my drive info.

SerialNumber:Model:P/N:Firmware:DateCode:SiteCode:PurchaseDate:FailedDate:USername

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9QM7VZBP:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09146:KRATSG:Oct2008:24Dec2008:poolcarpet

9QM6X90B:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09115:KRATSG:Oct2008:28Dec2008:DaftMule

9QM6W2JE:ST3500320AS: - :SD15: - : - :5Dec2008:19Dec2008:DerSnoezie

9QM4G4PK:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08503:KRATSG:Aug2008:Nov2008:dskbrk

9QM3RWHJ:ST3500320AS:9BX154-568:SD81:08464:KRATSG:Aug2008:23Dec2008:ToKuRo

9QM7KSQJ:ST3500320AS:9BX154-501:SD15:09134:KRATSG:28Oct2008:07Jan2009:jeroen__online

A different P/N, but no major deviations. I'm really hoping fatlip and pichi (and/or others?) can find the right commands to restore the drives, I think you guys are doing a fantastic job and I believe a lot of people are looking forward to a solution!

Edited by jeroen__online

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I found an explanation of the date codes. It's slightly confusing because they use a fiscal year instead of a calendar year. That's why you see an 09 on drives bought in '08. Text of the site where I found it:

================mail from Seagate===========================

Dear Mr. Vidonne,

Your interpretation of the Date Code is absolutely correct. We have also mentioned a few examples for your reference.

Please find the same mentioned below :-

Examples:

0051 means manufactured on the 1st day of the 5th week of the fiscal year 1999-2000

05131 means manufactured on the 1st day of the 13th week of the fiscal year 2004-05 (on the 25th of September 2004)

Please Note: The Fiscal Year begins on the 1st Saturday of July and the week runs from Saturday to Friday.

Paul Vidonne

Where I found it on nabble.com.

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I recently switched to an ASUS P5QL-PRO motherboard... what other MBs are you guys using?

SerialNumber:Model:P/N:Firmware:DateCode:SiteCode:PurchaseDate:FailedDate:USername

===========================================================

9QM7VZBP:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09146:KRATSG:Oct2008:24Dec2008:poolcarpet

9QM6X90B:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09115:KRATSG:Oct2008:28Dec2008:DaftMule

9QM6W2JE:ST3500320AS: - :SD15: - : - :5Dec2008:19Dec2008:DerSnoezie

9QM4G4PK:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08503:KRATSG:Aug2008:Nov2008:dskbrk

9QM3RWHJ:ST3500320AS:9BX154-568:SD81:08464:KRATSG:Aug2008:23Dec2008:ToKuRo

9QM7KSQJ:ST3500320AS:9BX154-501:SD15:09134:KRATSG:28Oct2008:07Jan2009:jeroen__online

9QM2MFS6:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08406:KRATSG:Jan2008:23Dec2008:quattro150

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Based on this, it means my hard disk was manufactured around :

09146 - 6th day of 14th week, which means around 16 or 17 Oct 2008.

But I purchased in on 28 October. It only takes 11 days for the hard disk to ship from Thailand factory to the store in Malaysia? Granted that Thailand and Malaysia are neighbouring countries, but still..... 11 days is pretty fast :)

And it looks like I hold the unwanted record of the latest manufactured drive to fail :(

I found an explanation of the date codes. It's slightly confusing because they use a fiscal year instead of a calendar year. That's why you see an 09 on drives bought in '08. Text of the site where I found it:

================mail from Seagate===========================

Dear Mr. Vidonne,

Your interpretation of the Date Code is absolutely correct. We have also mentioned a few examples for your reference.

Please find the same mentioned below :-

Examples:

0051 means manufactured on the 1st day of the 5th week of the fiscal year 1999-2000

05131 means manufactured on the 1st day of the 13th week of the fiscal year 2004-05 (on the 25th of September 2004)

Please Note: The Fiscal Year begins on the 1st Saturday of July and the week runs from Saturday to Friday.

Paul Vidonne

Where I found it on nabble.com.

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Mine's a HP Presario desktop. Motherboard is from ASUS as well, but not sold in stores (sort of OEM between Asus and HP I think).

I recently switched to an ASUS P5QL-PRO motherboard... what other MBs are you guys using?

SerialNumber:Model:P/N:Firmware:DateCode:SiteCode:PurchaseDate:FailedDate:USername

===========================================================

9QM7VZBP:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09146:KRATSG:Oct2008:24Dec2008:poolcarpet

9QM6X90B:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09115:KRATSG:Oct2008:28Dec2008:DaftMule

9QM6W2JE:ST3500320AS: - :SD15: - : - :5Dec2008:19Dec2008:DerSnoezie

9QM4G4PK:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08503:KRATSG:Aug2008:Nov2008:dskbrk

9QM3RWHJ:ST3500320AS:9BX154-568:SD81:08464:KRATSG:Aug2008:23Dec2008:ToKuRo

9QM7KSQJ:ST3500320AS:9BX154-501:SD15:09134:KRATSG:28Oct2008:07Jan2009:jeroen__online

9QM2MFS6:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08406:KRATSG:Jan2008:23Dec2008:quattro150

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Asus p5Q pro over here, for other specs see link:

http://forum.bouweenpc.nl/topic/6480

Mine's a HP Presario desktop. Motherboard is from ASUS as well, but not sold in stores (sort of OEM between Asus and HP I think).
I recently switched to an ASUS P5QL-PRO motherboard... what other MBs are you guys using?

SerialNumber:Model:P/N:Firmware:DateCode:SiteCode:PurchaseDate:FailedDate:USername

===========================================================

9QM7VZBP:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09146:KRATSG:Oct2008:24Dec2008:poolcarpet

9QM6X90B:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09115:KRATSG:Oct2008:28Dec2008:DaftMule

9QM6W2JE:ST3500320AS: - :SD15: - : - :5Dec2008:19Dec2008:DerSnoezie

9QM4G4PK:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08503:KRATSG:Aug2008:Nov2008:dskbrk

9QM3RWHJ:ST3500320AS:9BX154-568:SD81:08464:KRATSG:Aug2008:23Dec2008:ToKuRo

9QM7KSQJ:ST3500320AS:9BX154-501:SD15:09134:KRATSG:28Oct2008:07Jan2009:jeroen__online

9QM2MFS6:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08406:KRATSG:Jan2008:23Dec2008:quattro150

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Based on this, it means my hard disk was manufactured around :

09146 - 6th day of 14th week, which means around 16 or 17 Oct 2008.

Looks like that would be on 9 Oct 2008.

July 4-10 is the first week, so Sat October 4th is the start of the 14th week. Yeah, that's fast but as far as my 1TB drives are concerned, they were selling out about as fast as suppliers could get them in. So Seagate was probably packing them onto pallets as fast as possible....

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3 Asus's so far in the lot... doesn't look good... mine's using ICH10 southbridge... I believe all P5Q series are using that...

shucks... could it be an Intel chipset problem then?

But then again I also heard of people using nVidia chipsets facing this problem, so maybe not...

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Hey poolcarpet, I've just noticed that your most recent posts on the official seagate forum (asking other people with similar problems to come over to this forum) have been deleted..

I guess your initiative for gathering as many data as possible on the failures has struck a sensitive chord ;)

Edited by DerSnoezie

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I just found this:

Seagate date code calculator.

You have to create a login to get it. Once you extract the files from the zip file, you have to drill down to this point:

SeagateDateCode\SeagateDateCode\SeagateDateCode\bin\Debug

to find the executeable.

Nevermind, I just did a megaupload:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HS5ZEL4O

Great Utility!!! Thank you. :)

The List then would read:

9QM7VZBP:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09146 (09/Oct/2008):KRATSG:Oct2008:24Dec2008:poolcarpet

9QM6X90B:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09115 (17/Sep/2008):KRATSG:Oct2008:28Dec2008:DaftMule

9QM6W2JE:ST3500320AS: - :SD15: - : - :5Dec2008:19Dec2008:DerSnoezie

9QM4G4PK:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08503 (16/Jun/2008):KRATSG:Aug2008:Nov2008:dskbrk

9QM3RWHJ:ST3500320AS:9BX154-568:SD81:08464 (20/May/2008):KRATSG:Aug2008:23Dec2008:ToKuRo

9QM7KSQJ:ST3500320AS:9BX154-501:SD15:09134 (30/Sep/2008):KRATSG:28Oct2008:07Jan2009:jeroen__online

9QM2MFS6:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08406 (10/Apr/2008):KRATSG:Jan2008:23Dec2008:quattro150

Great!!!

P.S.: WHY IS MY FIRMWARE DIFFRENT !?!!?!??!?!?! :wacko:

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Ooops, just checked my receipts, I actually did buy it in Apr. 12th to be exact. ****, only 2 days from factory to store... **** things were selling like hot cakes...

9QM7VZBP:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09146 (09/Oct/2008):KRATSG:Oct2008:24Dec2008:poolcarpet

9QM6X90B:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09115 (17/Sep/2008):KRATSG:Oct2008:28Dec2008:DaftMule

9QM6W2JE:ST3500320AS: - :SD15: - : - :5Dec2008:19Dec2008:DerSnoezie

9QM4G4PK:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08503 (16/Jun/2008):KRATSG:Aug2008:Nov2008:dskbrk

9QM3RWHJ:ST3500320AS:9BX154-568:SD81:08464 (20/May/2008):KRATSG:Aug2008:23Dec2008:ToKuRo

9QM7KSQJ:ST3500320AS:9BX154-501:SD15:09134 (30/Sep/2008):KRATSG:28Oct2008:07Jan2009:jeroen__online

9QM2MFS6:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08406 (10/Apr/2008):KRATSG:12Apr2008:23Dec2008:quattro150

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Probably is, but I still can't help to wonder if something in the chipset is causing this problem to crop up.

By the way, your GIGABYTE EP45 uses ICH10 as well... may not be an ASUS problem, but maybe an Intel problem still...

I think this is a bug with the HDD firmware not the motherboad as mine is a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS4.

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