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The Solution for Seagate 7200.11 HDDs

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jaclaz    927

The point is that we don't know much about how the whole thing works.

Updating the firmware is not "to be avoided at all costs", in the "normal" "common" BSY/LBA0 issue is simply NOT useful and  unneeded, but being anyway a risky operation (always, but particularly when the disk drive is not working properly for *unknown* reason) it is only advised after having recovered data, when, in the worst case, it will re-brick the drive (possibly in such a way that it is not recoverable) but since the priority (recovering the data) went fine, it wouldn't matter.

In case of a LBA0 issue it won't probably do anything, in case of BSY the disk is not recognized so the update cannot be performed.

That "strange" condition of a SX15 firmware on a drive marked SD15 (and 12CC4 error) you have is seemingly not a common one, so we don't have any other report that I can remember. :(

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rustyNISSAN    0
On 7/21/2017 at 9:01 AM, jaclaz said:

The point is that we don't know much about how the whole thing works.

Updating the firmware is not "to be avoided at all costs", in the "normal" "common" BSY/LBA0 issue is simply NOT useful and  unneeded, but being anyway a risky operation (always, but particularly when the disk drive is not working properly for *unknown* reason) it is only advised after having recovered data, when, in the worst case, it will re-brick the drive (possibly in such a way that it is not recoverable) but since the priority (recovering the data) went fine, it wouldn't matter.

In case of a LBA0 issue it won't probably do anything, in case of BSY the disk is not recognized so the update cannot be performed.

That "strange" condition of a SX15 firmware on a drive marked SD15 (and 12CC4 error) you have is seemingly not a common one, so we don't have any other report that I can remember. :(

jaclaz

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I definitely have the BSY error (and I think the LBA0 error as well). I HAVE NOT been able to recover the data yet using the "safe and tested" methods.

I can get it to "spin down", reconnect the motor, and actually spin up. At this point I plug in the SATA cable, the OS recognizes the drive, installs driver, and reports no partitions on the disk, but only for a short time. I am powering with a second power supply to maintain power to the drive when computer is shut down.

What I will try next:

  1. get drive to spin up
  2. shut down computer with drive still powered/spinning
  3. turn on computer and enter BIOS
  4. if drive is recognized in BIOS, attempt to boot from firmware update CD

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