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Gradius2

The Solution for Seagate 7200.11 HDDs

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You now need to get a full sector-by-sector clone of the drive.  I recommend using ddrescue, as it logs the unread sectors, allowing for multiple passes and can pickup where it left off, if you have to reboot the system.

Edit:  After you get the cleanest clone of the drive possible, then you can then run data recovery software against the stable drive.

Edited by lcoughey

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Yeah, you are right. I will try and I will inform you with the results. Thanks for the help buddy :)

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2 hours ago, hkssupra69 said:

Hi guys, hoping someone gets to see this.  Just wanted to confirm if this USB-TTL adapter would work.

https://www.amazon.com/FT232BL-Module-Support-Arduino-Raspberry/dp/B01DF3J5PY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1469113301&sr=8-4&keywords=ft232bl

Thanks everyone.

It should, but there is no way to know for sure, unless you provide a (decent) datasheet for the specific device.

Usually :) (but not necessarily :() USB to TTL adapters that support both +3.3 V and +5 V (that is VCC) devices also support +3.3 V TTL (since they are compatible with +5 V TTL/CMOS levels):

http://www.interfacebus.com/voltage_threshold.html

But besides the READ-ME-FIRST:
 

the relevant part is titled "SERIAL Voltage and TTL levels" check the actual chip manufacturer (that also produces some cables/adapters) page:

http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/Cables/USBTTLSerial.htm

it is easy to get by mistake a non-compatible adapter.

For that kind of money (I understand that 13.99 US$ are just loose change nowadays, but you can find similar converters for anything between 3 and 8 US$) you can actually DEMAND such information from the vendor, this seems like the exact same one:
http://www.dx.com/p/ft232bl-module-usb-to-ttl-board-module-support-5v-3-3v-421177#.V5EREewQVzo

but not any added (meaningful) info on the TTL levels.

You want the vendor to state that the adapter has 3.3 V TTL level (or both - selectable - 3.3V and 5V TTL levels), like (example):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-to-TTL-Serial-Cable-FTDI-3-3V-TTL-for-Arduino-ProMini-Pro-mini-168-328-/281529780316?hash=item418c7b885c:g:jf8AAOxyMxpRqqlM

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Hi all,

I am new to this forum. I have a seagate barracuda 7200.12 (ST500DM002) HDD having BSY ERROR.

I AM USING Kootek PL2303 USB to Serial TTL UART Module Converter Adapter. Link:http://www.amazon.in/Kootek-PL2303-Serial-Converter-Adapter/dp/B00FEAMUOK?tag=googinhydr18418-21&tag=googinkenshoo-21&ascsubtag=0c8f7794-7168-4197-85cf-745c0ba7f2d2 but it produced the ARROW character in Hyperterminal. one post says that the USB-TTL adapter sent signals at 5 Volts level and required 5 Volts responses, but maybe the HD only could send 3.3 Volts signals, so the Prolific USB-TTL adapter didn't work. So for people having problem with only getting an arrow prompter, switch to an adapter which sends and receives signals around 3.3 Volts. please help me...

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Hi Puzzler.

You don't need tu type lines #8 and #9. It's unusefull.

All others lines are correct

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@Prathamesh Rane

Sorry for you. As far as I know there is no solutions for 7200.12. Don't try using 7200.11 method ! You'll kill your disk.

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1 hour ago, coplan27 said:

@Prathamesh Rane

Sorry for you. As far as I know there is no solutions for 7200.12. Don't try using 7200.11 method ! You'll kill your disk.

Just so you know, we do have a couple of "solutions", what we miss are some confirmations AND some PROPER diagnosing of the problems.

The issue here is that the 7200.11 failed in great quantities and went to either BSY or LBA0 for a known reason.

By pure chance a number of 7200.11 went as well into BSY or LBA0 for a similar reason.

Here it is described a "cure" for certain symptoms (the BSY or the LBA0) of the 7200.11's and we know that like 95% or more of bricked 7200.11's were bricked by the same illness (which the "cure" is suited for).

There are a few - actually "vague" or "unconfirmed" - reports about the same (or very similar) set of commands used for the 7200.11's do work for the 7200.12 BUT the issue is that we don't know how many bricked 7200.12 are bricked for the same (or similar) reasons why the 7200.11's bricked themselves, as such it is risky to use a "cure" for an unknown illness:
http://computersciencelabs.blogspot.it/2011/02/seagate-720012-sim-error-firmware-fault.html

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OK jaclaz.

A few numeber of 7200.12 in the early production had a similar pcb similar of 7200.11's. The 7200.11's method could be applied but quite unsuccessfully.

After that the pcb's and firmware were modified. The solution did not worked any more.

We experiment this here in Europe. A great number of 7200.11 was unbricked succefully, but quite none of 7200.12 series. The same fore the folowing series as 7200.14.

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8 minutes ago, coplan27 said:

We experiment this here in Europe.

You make it sound like we were living on different planets ...:whistle:

jaclaz
 

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Hey guys, so the other day I turned my pc on and I got this message" Reboot and select proper boot device" I tried restarting a few times and nothing. I checked the bios and my drive did not show up. I figured something was wrong with the drive so just to make sure I bought an external hard drive enclosure plugged it into another computer and nothing happens as far as the pc recognizing the drive. When I turn it on it starts spinning and at about 12-13 seconds you will hear it makes a "err" noise. I recorded it so you guys can take a listen maybe you have heard it before.

The noise in the beginning is me just placing my camera on the enclosure. Any help would be very much appreciated. For anyone who has had the firmware problem with their seagate barracuda 7200.11 500gb does mine sound similar to yours? My drive does not make any clicking sounds it keeps spinning. I opened up the drive in a clean environment and nothing looks out of place nothing is scratched I also didn't power it on without the cover on it ect.

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The fact that it is NOT clicking is actually good news.

Opening the drive is about the silliest thing you could have done, however. :w00t::ph34r:

No matter how "clean" was the environment you actually opened that disk drive, it is doomed.

No idea about the "err" noise, but is it in status:

1) LBA0 or BSY <- you are in the right place and it usually can be fixed following instructions
2) Something else <- you are in the wrong place

The opening of the drive may have well made it completely unrecoverable, even if it is in one of the two cases this thread is about (LBA0 or BSY).

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My environment was so clean the hard drive actually enjoyed getting some fresh air lol. I fixed the problem and backed up all my stuff right away. Only thing that sucks is I had an 80gig hard drive laying around and since my problem hard drive was the only one in my pc at the time I had to load windows on the 80 gig to fix the 500gb problem drive meaning windows doesn't work on the 500gb like it did but I have all my files which i'm very happy about. :D:cool: Also just to clarify I did not use the method in this thread because I didn't have the time to get all the materials I used the FW-FXR Seagate Barracuda firmware fix kit worked like a charm.

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Well, what do you think the thing you used (that you can get for around 30 US$) actually does (in a nice, easy, and hopefully foolproof way) ?

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This tool kit solves the following two common firmware related issues of these HDDs

0 LBA error: it happens when your BIOS can recognize your HDD at POST moment, but as an 0MB drive.
BSY error: it happens when your HDD enter on a halt state, or BuSY state. In this condition, your HDD will not be recognized by BIOS at POST moment.



 

Rest assured, you used EXACTLY the method(s) in this thread, nicely packaged in a more friendly kit.

Anyway, all is well that ends well. :)

jaclaz

 

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Hi. There is a problem with my Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5tb ST31500341AS that is exactly as the infamous BSY error described by Gradius2 who made this topic.

At this moment I have nearly 1.3 tb of inaccessible data because of this issue.

I know that maybe the topic is a little outdated but I really need some useful information about one question.

I've read all the main topic steps and it seems that worked for a lot of people who tried. I'll have no problem to obtain the adapter and to do all the procedures.

The main question to me is related to the firmware version.

My Seagate has the CC1H firmware. It isn't the SD's firmware versions that had been the main targets for the users of this successfull method.

Can I use this method with CC1H firmware and suceed?

Can someone with knowledge could help me with this doubt?

I'm a little desperate because I need to know what are the possibilities in this case.

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