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Since my hard-drive is now recognized by the bios (after BSY problem) but when I want to explore it I get the following message: F:\ is not accessible The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error and that despite the successful procedure "to refresh" my HDD I decided to upgrade the firmware and therefore created the required bootable CD with the correct iso file available on Seagate website corresponding to my case: HDD Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS Firmware: SD81 I was about to update my firmware but I actually can't boot on that CD ... I just created that bootable CD using Alex Feinman ISO Recorder.
I have a ST 31000340AS with SD81 firmware and had the busy problem. I followed accurately the procedure and got m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22 sucessful. My hard-drive is now recognized by the bios but when I want to explore it I get the following message: F:\ is not accessible The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error I have been trying to fix my HD problem for two months now since the different CA-42 cables I ordered online were not good ones and decided to use USB-RS232 + Rs232-TTL instead. It worked but I am now facing the problem as above descrided. I am getting mad! Is there any specific command I need to use when I communicate with the processor of the card. Thanks for your help.