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 Post subject: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
PostPosted: March 7th, 2019, 14:58 
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Hello!

I have 7200.11 that all of a sudden didn't want to start a couple of years ago. Apparently a common firmware fault. I made an account a couple of months ago asking for help about this, but forgot the login details. Back then I bought a Nokia modem cable, but you guys said I should buy one from Ebay instead, which I have now, one of these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/FT232BM-BL-Sea ... 2776970926

Here's pictures of what came in the package:
https://imgur.com/a/EzKbll9
https://imgur.com/a/ZSuTLBK

I've seen people write they've had success with following this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBsf-5iiDEE

Do you have any tips before I start? I want my precious music and family pictures back, so I want to do this as meticulous as possible (it's not worth sending it in though, the content of the drive has been gone for years anyways).


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 Post subject: Re: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
PostPosted: March 7th, 2019, 17:36 
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What's the drive actually doing that's making you suspect it's a firmware issue?

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 Post subject: Re: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
PostPosted: March 8th, 2019, 15:35 
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In the words of Homer Simpson: Doh! (Like everyone here knows every problem on every single HDD in history, sorry!)

This was a very common problem with these disks, if you didn't update the firmware the HDD wouldn't be recognized by the computer anymore.

As by someone more technical than me:
"This condition was introduced by a firmware issue that sets the drive event log to an invalid location causing the drive to become inaccessible. The end boundary of the event log circular buffer (320) was set incorrectly.
There are two common errors on Seagate 7200.11 HDDs (caused by bugs on firmware):

- 0 LBA error: it happens when your BIOS can recognize your HDD at POST moment, but as an 0MB drive.

- BSY error: it happens when your HDD enter on a halt state, or BuSY state. In this condition, your HDD will not be recognized by BIOS at POST moment."


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 Post subject: Re: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
PostPosted: March 9th, 2019, 21:19 
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FinickyPeach wrote:
Do you have any tips before I start? I want my precious music and family pictures back, so I want to do this as meticulous as possible (it's not worth sending it in though, the content of the drive has been gone for years anyways).


What about using something like this ?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Seagate-7200-1 ... 2676783588

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If not ...

http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=38

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