Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:05 AM
i try to fix 1 of my 2 unrecognized (by BIOS) raid5 st3500320as, FW: SD15 harddrives. by using Gradius2's solution.
......and it did not work!!!
ill try to explain detailed, so there should not be any misunderstanding:
everything works fine up to this:
F3 T>i4,1,22 (enter)
after this, i am supposed to POWER OFF the drive, wait 10 sec, then RESTORE POWER to the drive.
i do this.
then i press CTRL+Z BUT NOTHING HAPPENS!!!!!
the cursor is blinking in the hyperterminal, but i cannot enter any command!!!!
all cables are untouched, all is as before.....
it seems, as if the connection between hyperterminal and the drive gets lost!!! (because of the power off/on of the drive...is this possbile?).
so i cannot continue with the command:
so i disconnected all........and started at the beginning....
(ie. removing PCB, etc.....)
again, all worked till command: 'i4,1,22'
then POWER OFF......wait 10 sec.......POWER ON.....and AGAIN, no reaction when i type CTRL+Z.
i cannot enter anything!!!!!
i really hope, nothing happened to my drive/data so far....i mean, i could not enter the command 'm0,2,2,,,,,22' which Gradius2 said would be the crucial one.....
now i took another harddrive. (same model, same firmware)
i repeated all!
again, all fine till: 'i4,1,22'
then. POWER off.........waiting 10sec.........POWER on
no reaction after CTRL+Z (connection seems to be lost.).
so i click on 'disconnect' inside hyperterminal (4th icon from left), then on 'call' (3rd icon from left in hyperterminal), if i press CTRL+Z now, IT WORKS!!!
now i was able to continue with the command 'm0,2,2,,,,,22' on the testing drive.....
the response was (after about 40 sec):
Max Wr Retries = 00, Max Rd Retries = 00, Max ECC T-Level = 14, Max Certify Rewr
ite Retries = 00C8
User Partition Format 5% complete, Zone 00, Pass 00, LBA 00008DED, ErrCode 000
00080, Elapsed Time 0 mins 30 secs
User Partition Format Successful - Elapsed Time 0 mins 30 secs
1. why is this happening? why does it seem that the connection gets lost after powering up the drive?
2. does this affect the drive/data? i did not yet enter the m0,2,2,,,,,22 command.
3. is this 'bad' if i need to 'disconnect' & 'call' in order to reset the connection between the drive and hyperterminal??
i'm lost !!!!
i hope you can help me
thx in advance, regards