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Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Troubles

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The number of re-writes isn't what concerns me. They pulled the firmware for "validation" so I'm wondering if I should re-download and re-flash my drive after they validate the firmware even though the SD1A update on Monday worked for me...

Well, after all this, I dunno if they will ever release SD1A again.

But if they release it again (SD1A), just check with SHA1 (md5 isn't reliable), if they're the same, no need to re-flashing again.

I'll only re-flash if they are indeed different and confirmed working fine.

Gradius

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Is there any way to check the value of the firmware log, the thingie with the 320?

Try this (at terminal):

Press CTRL+Z then press CTRL+^A (to Display Firmware Revision)

F3 T>/L

F3 L>I (to Display Log File Info)

F3 L>D (to Display Log File)

Gradius

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Is there any way to check the value of the firmware log, the thingie with the 320?

Try this (at terminal):

Press CTRL+Z then press CTRL+^A (to Display Firmware Revision)

F3 T>/L

F3 L>I (to Display Log File Info)

F3 L>D (to Display Log File)

Gradius

Can you post your log file so we can see what it looks like?

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Can you post your log file so we can see what it looks like?

Sorry, but I'll only be able to see when I need to fix the HDDs again (?), this is because I use and need them working on computer everyday.

I careless with the whole "320 log bug", since I can repair it myself at any time given.

The only thing I'm waiting is the final fix from Seagate (stable firmware), to end this case once for all.

If you're afraid about "320 log bug", just buy the fixing kit, after all is $25 or less.

Gradius

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Ouch!

I would love to fixing all those just for fun. :blushing:

:blushing:

Today I've received on my shop one 500 SD1A

I could try to swap the controller with one failed sd15,

do you think it would work? :rolleyes:

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Ouch!

I would love to fixing all those just for fun. :blushing:

:blushing:

Today I've received on my shop one 500 SD1A

I could try to swap the controller with one failed sd15,

do you think it would work? :rolleyes:

Nope, it will not works, sorry.

Every PCB is "married" with HDA. They're uniques.

The only way is by accessing the serial port on a terminal, and typing all those commands to fixing them (or buying very expensive tools, or RMA all them).

Currently RS232 to TTL (complete kit) is around $25.

Gradius

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Just found this one:

Brinks 7200.11 CC1H 4D8H 9JU138-301

It seems those are for 1.5TB only (ST31500341AS).

My 1TB is 9FZ136-300 (CC1F)

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Here are the files:

http://rapidshare.com/files/178995122/Brinks-4D8H-SD1A.ISO

Instructions:

1. Verify the sticker on your hard disk matches these:

Model: ST31500341AS

P/N: 9JU138-300 (or 9JU138-336)

Firmware: SD17 (or SD15, SD16, SD18, SD19)

S/N: doesn't matter

2. Burn the ISO to CD

3. Boot from the CD.

It is recommended to physically disconnect all the other ATA/SATA devices when running step #3.

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http://rapidshare.com/files/178995121/Brinks-4D8H-CC1H.ISO

Instructions:

1. Verify the sticker on your hard disk matches these:

Model: ST31500341AS

P/N: 9JU138-301 (NOT -300 and NOT -336 !!)

Firmware: CC1F or CC1G (NOT SDxx !!)

S/N: doesn't matter

2. Burn the ISO to CD

3. Boot from the CD.

It is recommended to physically disconnect all the other ATA/SATA devices when running step #3.

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@Gradius2

First hello. hi Gradius2 been lurking on these lists 3 or 4 weeks, and have seen your advice.

very interested in your methods of directly talking to the hdd's. I've never seen this before, but suppose it's all logical when u think about it (communication wise).

can you provide link to the RS232/TTL convertors you suggested... or is it simply a MAX232 based solution for example :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RS232-Serial-Port-To...A1%7C240%3A1318

i do understand the principles, after been a radio ham, and using circuits similar over the years.

again, many thanks for all your info in this field.

craig

STM31000340AS * 2 MX15

ST31000340AS * 2 SD15

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@Gradius2

First hello. hi Gradius2 been lurking on these lists 3 or 4 weeks, and have seen your advice.

very interested in your methods of directly talking to the hdd's. I've never seen this before, but suppose it's all logical when u think about it (communication wise).

can you provide link to the RS232/TTL convertors you suggested... or is it simply a MAX232 based solution for example :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RS232-Serial-Port-To...A1%7C240%3A1318

i do understand the principles, after been a radio ham, and using circuits similar over the years.

again, many thanks for all your info in this field.

craig

STM31000340AS * 2 MX15

ST31000340AS * 2 SD15

Yes, the one will works, but keep in mind the whole solution is here (including links and prices for all the parts):

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=128807

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Craig,

If you are in UK, you can try this too (the seller is in UK):

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAX232-RS232-to-TTL-...%3A1|240%3A1318

I've ordered one, and am waiting for it to arrive. Numerous people have confirmed the fix works.

After you've fixed your hard disk, I would suggest deferring the firmware update till Seagate pull themselves together and release a PROPER firmware. Otherwise you may brick your hard disk again. :)

@Gradius2

First hello. hi Gradius2 been lurking on these lists 3 or 4 weeks, and have seen your advice.

very interested in your methods of directly talking to the hdd's. I've never seen this before, but suppose it's all logical when u think about it (communication wise).

can you provide link to the RS232/TTL convertors you suggested... or is it simply a MAX232 based solution for example :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RS232-Serial-Port-To...A1%7C240%3A1318

i do understand the principles, after been a radio ham, and using circuits similar over the years.

again, many thanks for all your info in this field.

craig

STM31000340AS * 2 MX15

ST31000340AS * 2 SD15

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