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Gradius2

The Solution for Seagate 7200.11 HDDs

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READ this sticky :whistle: :

Ok, got it :)

Reading around some more, it appears that CC1H should not be affected by BSY or LBA.0. So I'm in the wrong thread, sorry about that. What else can I do? What does that clicking mean, what's the disk trying to do at that time? I'm thinking that there is still hope of data recovery with a spinning rotor and a PCB detected by BIOS. I'll try to find a relevant thread.. if anyone has suggestions, please direct me. Thank you.

PS: I cannot afford the professional services from Seagate, so I'm gonna try to do it myself.

No ideas, sorry. :(

The fact that you cannot "talk" to the PCB should mean that the PCB has some problems (alt least in the TTL serial module), so you have to try to change it, only you cannot do it as a DYI job, and you need anyway to have someone with the proper knowledge/tools to get the data from the eprom on your PCB and put them on the replacement one or physically desolder and re-solder the EPROM.

I wouldn't trust the "CC1H1" is not affected.

In some cases the procedure to fix the BSY or LBA0 has been reported to anyway reset *something*.

Compare with READ-ME-FIRST point #1 (last sentence of "FOREWORD"):

Essentially if you can perform the fix, it may solve the problem nonetheless (or it may be irrelevant) but curretnly you CANNOT perform the fix since you cannot talk to the disk.

WHICH other "working hard disk" did you try?

Same exact model (7200.11)?

The cable may be able to talk to the other HD and may have problems with the settings needed for the 7200.11. :unsure:

Or you may have had a "bad connection" somehow.

Trying once again to get to the prompt is advised, but if you cannot you are pretty much stuck wothout "professional" help.

jaclaz

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WHICH other "working hard disk" did you try?

Same exact model (7200.11)?

Not exactly the same model, it was a ST3500413AS and the failed disk is ST31500341AS. I know that unless I can connect to it, there's nothing I can do. Maybe I'll try a different cable.

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WHICH other "working hard disk" did you try?

Same exact model (7200.11)?

Not exactly the same model, it was a ST3500413AS and the failed disk is ST31500341AS. I know that unless I can connect to it, there's nothing I can do. Maybe I'll try a different cable.

That is a 7200.12.

AFAICR the settings are the same, both as TTL leve and as transmission speed, etc.

I seem to remember that some newer seagate models don't like 3.3 V TTL levels, but the 7200.12 should (and the Nokia thingy is actually at 3.3 V.

It sounds like you have a problem beyond the scope of the thread :ph34r: , however trying with another cable won't do any harm.

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hi..

i have a ST3320812as barracuda 7200.11 hdd.

my drive had a 0LBA error.visible in BIOS and showing 0MB

i have followed the instructions give for 0lba error

but when i connected my hdd to power i have got a message Rst 0x08M

even then i have given F3 T>m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22 comand

but no response waited for about 20min.....

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I registered for the sole purpose of replying to this thread. Gradius, thank you. I've got my drive working again. Only thing I had to change was instead of connecting the RX > TX and TX > RX, was connect RX > RX and TX > TX. A bit counter-intuitive. Much appreciated to everyone who has contributed... really gave me a lift, thanks.

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Hi Gradius ......

Thank you for your valuable information....

my hdd is affected by 0lba error known by your information

when i have connected my sata (ST3320813AS) hard drive

when i have connected to the serial port

i have got a message Rst 0x08M in the terminal

i have attatched the image pls find

After the i hav followed i hav give the commands given by you and no response waited for half an hour

still it is having the same problem

visible in BIOS and showing 0MB

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Hi

I've got 2x ES.2 drives that were part of a Raid5 array that have this issue. after trying a usb ttl cable and having no luck I got a nokia CA-42 cable which after a little trial and error it worked and talked to the drive.

I intially got the LED: 000000CE... lines come up and eventually after fiddling again got the ctrl-z to work and did the slightly lift board from head connector trick as mentioned on this thread: which also worked.

This is what happened next:

F3 T>/2

F3 2>Z

Spin Down Complete

Elapsed Time 0.155 msecs

F3 2>U

I didnt get a spin up or anything and now the drive just makes a ..... buzzz........buzzz......buzzz....noise rather than attempt to spin up with no communication with the terminal sw. both drives have done the same.

They are Barracuda ES.2 250GB - ST3250310NS

Can anyone help at all please, are they now totalled or is there any more tricks out there that might get me to progress with this?

Many Many Thanks in advance!

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Sorry, removed post, see below.

jaclaz

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Can anyone help at all please, are they now totalled or is there any more tricks out there that might get me to progress with this?

Discussioni on ES2 drives goes on here:

Please DO NOT double post.

jaclaz

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I've got a ST3500320AS that just stopped working suddenly. I came to my PC to find "delayed write failed". I reconnected the drive and it didn't recognize at all. Restarted computer and same.

When I plug the power in, the drive spins up, clicks a few times, then motor turns off. No grinding noise. Never been dropped, or knocked over.

The computer does not even acknowledge the drive.

I tore apart the Freeagent Desktop to find this drive inside. It's a SD35 firmware and its got a rectangular board.

I didn't pay close enough attention and kept trying to talk to the drive from RS232 straight and though protocol is same, it requires TTL, so I ordered Nokia CA-42 knock off. Read that one is a hit and miss, so I ordered a proper Maxim IC based RS232 to TTL converter as well.

By a means of using a shim, it says to isolate the contacts to spindle motor on page 6 of this thread. On YouTube, it says to isolate the head/data connection. Which one am I supposed to do?

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I didn't pay close enough attention and kept trying to talk to the drive from RS232 straight and though protocol is same, it requires TTL, so I ordered Nokia CA-42 knock off. Read that one is a hit and miss, so I ordered a proper Maxim IC based RS232 to TTL converter as well.

:w00t:

Let's hope you didn't fry the board by connecting a RS-232 "straight" (a RS-232 can have output at more than 4 times the TTL 3.3v level). :ph34r:

Pay GREAT attention!

By a means of using a shim, it says to isolate the contacts to spindle motor on page 6 of this thread. On YouTube, it says to isolate the head/data connection. Which one am I supposed to do?

READ the read-me-first:

It recommends to use THIS guide:

http://www.mapleleafmountain.com/seagatebrick.html

READ IT (again and again).

You may find a bit like:

(Note: Some guides on the web have suggested insulating the *other* set of contacts (the "head" contacts) you see in the lower left of the above photo to the right. I tried this originally and it didn't work for me but obviously others have had some success with it. In *my* case, with 1TB model drives, I can assure you that insulating the slightly easier to access motor contacts worked where the head contacts method didn't. I suspect the specific model of your drive will account for the varying levels of the results so if one way doesn't work for you, think about trying the other. You'll know to look here if the HyperTerminal session won't allow you to spin down the drive and continues to give you the BSY error in reply - "LED:01...blah blah blah". If you're allowed to spin down the drive, then this bit isn't your issue.)

jaclaz

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Hi to all. I have a Seagate Barracuda ST3500320AS.

Before doing a command "m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22" i did not disconnect power from the drive.

And now this command running 50 minutes without any answer.

Is this normal? If i shutdown the PC, may i lost a data on the drive or lost access to the drive?

I want to retry the commands from begin.

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Hi to all. I have a Seagate Barracuda ST3500320AS.

Before doing a command "m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22" i did not disconnect power from the drive.

And now this command running 50 minutes without any answer.

Is this normal? If i shutdown the PC, may i lost a data on the drive or lost access to the drive?

I want to retry the commands from begin.

Hi parallap,

Don't know if you are till waiting for an answer.., but don't worry, just power down and redo the procedure. See here http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=128807&view=findpost&p=946795

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Tell you later how it works out. :unsure:

Please keep us updated! :hello:

Greetz,

Peter.

Ok, here goes. Just tried it now I have all the details sorted out, and this is how it went. :thumbup:wub:

Need I say more? :D

One ST3500620AS OEM Dell (DE12 Firmware) now "fixed":

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

User Partition Format 5% complete, Zone 00, Pass 00, LBA 00004339, ErrCode 000

00080, Elapsed Time 0 mins 05 secs

User Partition Format Successful - Elapsed Time 0 mins 05 secs

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I give the Pololu 23201a Serial Adapter A+++ grade. The price was €9.27 + VAT and shipping (kit, you had to solder it together).

Thanks guys! Keep up the good work/advice. :thumbup

What firmware did you flash over the DE12 firmware?

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