My Maxtor DiamondMax23 STM31000528AS (Maxtor's version of ST31000528AS) had a problem during firmware update, which left it undetectable, although it spins, with a delay when PC boots. BSY state, right?
Well, the drive had this issue for a year. During this year I tested the drive several times on different PCs. Always the same except two times I powered up the PC to find that the driver was detected and functional, and I successfully updated the firmware the 2nd time. but both times after a while of operating the PC, Windows crashed, and the drive went back to the bricked state.
Anyone has any advice here? Does this mean that BSY is ruled out as the problem and fix?
PS1: The drive never had any problems or physical damage before or since the issue. Also SATA controllers, cables, etc. are not causing the issue.
PS2: I'm not trying to recover my data. I'm just trying to salvage the drive itself as a project in my free time. HDDs are kinda expensive here.
Thanks in advance
Edited by hunted22, 17 January 2015 - 07:37 PM.