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  1. For those effected suport this(just found it on net)
  2. Please file a lawsuit ,visit
  3. Hehe what a joke seagateis playing mine is SD81,i say all SDxx version are effected
  4. Actually Leon ,Mine harddrive is Seagate FreeAgent Desktop and harddisk inside it cant be accessed untill u open external case,and it is impossible to do without leaving visible mark on the case.I actually conveyed that to seagate ,bu also same time that misinformation that they porvided about my drive that is was not affected.
  5. Actuallly mine is Seagate Freeagent Drive ,u cant access Harddrive untill u open the case,and this cant be done without leaving visible mark on the box,its feeble but still recognizable that it has been i admitted that to Seagate. I am trying to get hold of higher official in seagate as they gave false information that this drive is not affected.. no luck yet. :-(. Regarding cost Drive is nothing ,but data is valuable ...I was just wondering how many drive have this prb.. this mehtod to solve is not for faint hearted,,only bold and little geek mind like us here can solve...even ppl might even not be aware that this prb exists....
  6. Just to know Drive is effected or not can be checked by entering serial number in this URL.. but BEWARE ..this is always says your drive is not affected and no action required. Seagate isproviding misleading information,is there any way i can sue seagate for that. Pleasehelp me out. Mine was Seagate Freeagent 500GB Drive. Dont Buy !!!!!!!!!! This is the S**t that seagate replied when i requested them to replace my drive Dear Al0k: Unfortunately, if you have opened the drive itself that voids the drive warranty. We would not be able to replace the drive if the warranty is voided. Based on the limited warranty statement available online: What Does Our Warranty Not Cover? Our warranties do not cover any problem that is caused by (a) commercial use; accident; abuse; neglect; shock; electrostatic discharge; heat or humidity beyond product specifications; improper installation; operation; maintenance or modification; or (B) any misuse contrary to the instructions in the user manual; or © loss passwords; or (d) malfunctions caused by other equipment. Our limited warranties are void if a product is returned with removed, damaged or tampered labels or any alterations (including removal of any component or external cover). Our warranties do not cover data loss – back up the contents of your drive to a separate storage medium on a regular basis. Also, consequential damages; incidental damages; and costs related to data recovery, removal and installation are not recoverable under our warranties. If you have any additional questions, let me know or call us at 800-732-4283 Monday through Sunday 8:00AM - 6:00PM (CST). For your convenience we also have on-line chat assistance. Live Assistance: Chat: t_en.html Regards, Ryan L. Global Customer Support Seagate Technology
  7. I think also that they try to limit the damage this way, but not to mankind.If they must replace all affected drives and recover all the data they go bankrupt. @Leon Hahaha..Nice Thinking..That i completely Agree,Seagate avaoided themselves from going backrupt :-).. I hope even now they will make firmware open source,as they lack good programmers .
  8. I think someone from Seagate leaked this to the benefit of mankind :-).
  9. Yesterday morning when i connected my Seagete FreeAgent 500GB Desk to USB of Laptop it was not getting detected , on removing cable Light was still on.I removed power,restarted PC,connedted to other PC all failed.. I had valuable 200Gb of data in that..Since drive was in warranty bit relaxed but then realized ,they dont quarantee data... Now i opened the harddrive thinking that SATA-2 -USB converter could be burned ,so i can get SATA drive as freeagent has normal Desktop harddrive insisde that.But when i connected it my pc with SATA connector it wasnt detected. Now i was really scared of loosing all of my data as it had my valuable photographs they were on flickr but it was in low resol and only fraction of them h**p:// Prob Angel or God came and told me search for more.i usually had tried some software but it was not detected in BIOS i was damm sure ,i have lost all data. Now suddenly it came Gradius Artticle of 7200.11 i thought i have stucked gold.. Mine Seagate Freeagent had contains 7200.11 SD81 ,i was not sure tha it was BSY or not but somewhere in post ppl said error in Firmware SD81. So it was BSY error. I have Successfull repaired thanks to Gradius and all. I followed This . I made a TTL TO RS-232 Converer using MAX232CPE so i used power supply from harddrive 5V(RED) instead of 3.3V as max232cpe doesnt work at this low voltage.Since ground was same to harddrive power and Adapter i didnt needed to connect Jumper GND and Harddrive GND (BLACK).only TX and RX from jumper was needed. i Connected Adapter RX of TTL to TX of HD (JUMPER nearer to data/power cable) and TX adapter to RX HD (jumper away from SATA Poer/DATA cable)This is confusing terminology RX and TX but above worked for me. TO 34800 N 8 1 settings for hyperterminal,i first forget to put paper as i was trying to see prompt but it didnt appeared so Then i inserted Paper Card between Motor and PCB and blocked the contact ,i power ON, and after few seconds i recived LED:000000cc FAddr:0024A051 LED:000000cc FAddr:0024A051 LED:000000cc FAddr:0024A051 So far so good. Pressing CTRL+Z I Recieved prompt. F3 T> Now To stop drive, F3 T>/2 F3 2>Z Spin Down Complete Elapsed Time 0.147 Msecs Now i removed the paper card slowing to make contact between Motor and PCB. Afer that i entered, F3 2>/1 F3 1>N1 F3 1>/T and here i did mistake i entered F3 T>m0,2,2,,,,,22 (0=ZERO AND five continous , in middle with 22 at end) and i recieved no response for almost 30 mins i thought drive is dead now. But i removed Power from SATA Drive(PCB) while jumper still connected , reconnected and afer few seconds CTRL+Z showed prompt again i entered F3 T>m0,2,2,,,,,22 And after few seconds i recived magic spell.. ....User partition Format succsuful.. Here my point is,my harddrive was in warranty but there was no way to check that it had 7200.11 SD81 Untill i opened it as Seagate site was reporting this to be free from error. Just dont buy Seagate Freeagent anymore and trust seagate like their harddrive they are unrelilable. Agains thanks to All|||