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The Solution for Seagate 7200.11 HDDs

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38 minutes ago, coplan27 said:

Hi.

Sorry for my, very, bad english.

You don't need to power off again your disk after the step N1.

When you power on your disk, the motor will run. At this time you send Ctrl+z and type m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22. Await reply. Eventually type Z to stop the motor. If you have success your disk is readable.

Thank you for answering. The steps I followed are these...

1. CTRL+Z
2. /2 [enter]
3. Z [enter]

- Once "SPIN DOWN COMPLETE" displays, remove the card and tighten all screws. Then type...

4. U [enter]

- Once "SPIN DOWN COMPLETE" displays type...

6. /1 [enter]
7. N1 [enter]
8. /T [enter]
9. i4,1,22 [enter]

- Unplug the power connector and wait 20-30 seconds.
- Plug power connector back in and wait until the drive spins down completely. Then type...

10. CTRL+Z
11. m0,2,2,,,,,22 [enter]

12. Then I have to wait for the results before I power down the HDD and test it to see if it works.

I'm now at the step where I have power up the HDD (bold text, between steps 9 and 10), and the instructions say wait until it stops completely before you type the next command (CTRL+Z). As I know with the command CTRL+Z and then Z I can spin down the motor, but is it safe to do so or do I have to wait to spin down by itself? If it is safe to go to the next step (CTRL+Z and then m0,2,2,,,,,22) then why the instructions say to wait? Thanks :)

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Posted (edited)

Hi.

Is your disk a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 or a Maxtor DiamondMax22 ? And what is its firmware ?

Before typing the first Ctrl+z you must isolate heads contacts or remove completly the pcb.

Then type Ctr+z to awake the micro controler.

Then type Z (caps mode)

When you get the answer "spin down complete", put the pcb in place without unpluging nothing. Be careful not make any short circuit. Screw carefully the pcb in place. Then type U (caps mode).

After the answer "spin up complete" you may type 1, then N1 (still caps mode). After return to prompt. Unplug the SATA 12/5V. Await 10/15 seconds and plug in again.

Do not type T and i4... unusefull !

Then Ctrl+z again, wait for the prompt and type m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22 enter.

At the end of answers which may take a few minutes you can type Z (caps mode) and unplug all.

Your HDD may be awaked again.

Please re-read attentively first page of this topic. It is very important. Elsewhere you may kill your disk.

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14 minutes ago, coplan27 said:

Hi.

Is your disk a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 or a Maxtor DiamondMax22 ? And what is its firmware ?

Before typing the first Ctrl+z you must isolate heads contacts or remove completly the pcb.

Then type Ctr+z to awake the micro controler.

Then type Z (caps mode)

When you get the answer "spin down complete", put the pcb in place without unpluging nothing. Be careful not make any short circuit. Screw carefully the pcb in place. Then type U (caps mode).

After the answer "spin up complete" you may type 1, then N1 (still caps mode). After return to prompt. Unplug the SATA 12/5V. Await 10/15 seconds and plug in again.

Do not type T and i4... unusefull !

Then Ctrl+z again, wait for the prompt and type m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22 enter.

At the end of answers which may take a few minutes you can type Z (caps mode) and unplug all.

Your HDD may be awaked again.

I will ansewer to you in a few minutes I have a responce from the HDD :)

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The disk is a:

Seagate Barracuda SATA 3.5" 7200.11 500 Gbytes
Model: ST3500820AS
Firmware: SD81

I completed the procedure and I now have access to the disk but unfortunately even though I can see all the files they are not all of the readable...I cannot open them. The good thing is that the partition shows as it should on My Computer (169GB free of 465GB). This tells me that the files exist and I will be able to recover them somehow.

When I go to the Device Manager the HDD appears as: Maxtor Basics Desktop USB Device.

Do you have something to sugest?

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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.

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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

jaclaz
 

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Posted (edited)

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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