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DerSnoezie

Seagate 7200.11 fail & fine dataset

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I have 8 Seagate HDDs that fall under this "issue". Fortunately, they are all still working. Because of that I have NO intention on powering down the server until I get a fresh back-up of all data... so because of that, I don't have all the information you requested. I'll give you what I have so maybe it can help someone.

I run all 8 drives on the 3Ware 9650SE-8LPML controller as 2 RAID-5 arrays on WinXP x64. The ST3750330AS drives were purchased/installed in March 08. The ST31000340AS drives were purchased/installed in Nov 08. All 8 drives were OEM bare drive and purchased thru ZipZoomFly.com.

ARRAY 0

Model ST3750330AS | Firmware SD15

0 3QK0****

1 3QK0****

2 3QK0****

3 3QK0****

ARRAY 1

Model ST31000340AS | Firmware SD15

4 5QJ0****

5 5QJ1****

6 6QJ0****

7 5QJ1****

I've written Seagate, but I'm guessing I won't hear anything from them anytime soon. I prefer matching HDD in a RAID... who the hell would ever consider this to be an issue that escapes QA? Yeah, a RAID array on these drives scare the hell outta me at the moment.

I chose Seagate years back for my old PATA IDE RAID mainly because they had a great price and had a 5 year warranty. That array (6 x 400gb RAID-5) is still up and running after 4+ years w/zero issue. That's why I chose Seagate when I built my new file/media server.

Now I feel like I gotta tip-toe around the server until I get these drives replaced. :unsure:

Jason

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SD1A has been released, 1st impression:

- Better reading speed (more stable)

- Better writing speed (more stable)

- Burst rate went from 82.4MB/sec to 89.9MB/sec (much better)

- Access time from 12.4ms to 12.3ms now (no changes)

No problems so far.

Tested on 4 (four) ST3750330AS [750GB] (originally: SD15, now with SD1A).

Edited by Gradius2

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The current firmware download for the ST31000340AS has no firmware!

Using WinISO or WInRAR shows that the firmware download, MooseDT-SD1A-3D4D-16-32MB.ISO, has 2 files - DriveDetect.exe and README.txt

??

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The current firmware download for the ST31000340AS has no firmware!

Using WinISO or WInRAR shows that the firmware download, MooseDT-SD1A-3D4D-16-32MB.ISO, has 2 files - DriveDetect.exe and README.txt

??

You were really close :)

If you go one step further and extract the boot sector from the iso (no help from winrar here), you will get 1.42mb *.bif file that contains freedos and seagate firmware.

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The current firmware download for the ST31000340AS has no firmware!

Using WinISO or WInRAR shows that the firmware download, MooseDT-SD1A-3D4D-16-32MB.ISO, has 2 files - DriveDetect.exe and README.txt

??

You should burn it on cd (or even dvd) with some burning software as iso - it will burn as bootable cd (dvd) and then boot up from it and...

follow intructions. :)

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99:9QM3****:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08406:2008-11-20:KRATSG:2009-01-22:RETAIL:ili:Israel:(no detect in bios):Vista64:620W

no my drive is not detected to!

Edited by ili

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99:9QM3****:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08406:2008-11-20:KRATSG:2009-01-22:RETAIL:ili:Israel:(no detect in bios):Vista64:620W

no my drive is not detected to!

Wow, the list is still growing! Israel will be added to the map.

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I think it might be also good to share good news - my 1GB drive (ST31000340AS) which was working fine over the last days is now successfully patched to the new firmware, which was made available as of today, 2009-01-23. Lets see how long it holds;)

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9QM69WY2:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:09085:KRATSG:10/09/08(D/M/Y):18/01/09(D/M/Y):OEM:geff44:France:(no bios detect):Ubuntu 8.10:480W Advance

My Hard drive just stopped last sunday ...

Since then, i'm on a Linux liveCD, but I want my data back !

I think if I haven't any good response from Seagate, that I will buy the same model, take the electronic card, backup my data, low-format, and send it to an exchange after that.

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Hi, VinciusFerrao. Do u mind elaborate more on ur procedure? I have a bricked ST3500320AS-SD15 and wonder if I can somehow flash its firmware and get the data back without going through the RS232-TTL process as I am unfamiliar with this kind of work. Thx in advance!

My drive is back simply with firmware update to SD1A! :)

Here's my details:

1:9QM1****:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08357:KRATSG:2008-xx-xx:2009-01-03:RETAIL:709394hk:HongKong:BSY(not detected by BIOS):XP Pro:XXX

Edited by puntoMX

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Here's my details:

1:9QM1****:ST3500320AS:9BX154-303:SD15:08357:KRATSG:2008-xx-xx:2009-10-3:RETAIL:709394hk:HongKong:BSY:XP Pro:XXX

Thanks :) HongKong has been marked on the map.

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9QJ2****:ST31000340AS:9BX158-303:SD15:09097:KRATSG:2008-12-05:2009-01-13:RETAIL:kornut:Russia:(no detect in bios):XP Pro:350W

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