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 Post subject: Re: ST1500LM006 problem - strange capacity
PostPosted: January 5th, 2020, 5:14 
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In hddguru resources none of Samsung M9T (there are two 2TB : http://files.hddguru.com/download/PC-30 ... 101205.rar, http://files.hddguru.com/download/PC-30 ... %202.5.rar) has capacity string inside PROFILE mod (nothing like B0 88 E0 E8 or even 88 E0 E8)

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 Post subject: Re: ST1500LM006 problem - strange capacity
PostPosted: January 5th, 2020, 14:15 
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laptokowiec wrote:
In hddguru resources none of Samsung M9T has capacity string inside PROFILE mod (nothing like B0 88 E0 E8 or even 88 E0 E8)

True, but the following two parameters in your PROFILE module don't appear in HddDonorMarket's PROFILE module, either. So it would appear that some parameters are "optional". Maybe the parameters in the PROFILE module override similar parameters in other locations ??

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Offset(h) 00       04       08       0C

00000000  50524F46 494C4520 B2000000 00000000  PROFILE ........
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000004A0  71220000 04000000 30000000 00000000
000004B0  62220000 08000000 28000000 00000000

BTW, the first parameter has a value of 0x30 which corresponds to the capacity reported by your drive when it identifies itself as HN-M201RAD. Also, the second parameter is the max LBA in 28-bit LBA mode (0x28 = 40 = 41 - 1). These could be coincidences, but they do look suspicious.

Can you access sector 0? If so, does it look like an MBR?

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 Post subject: Re: ST1500LM006 problem - strange capacity
PostPosted: January 5th, 2020, 15:58 
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The PROFILE module is updated whenever there are changes to the drive's configuration. For example, if you set an ATA password, there will be a new "3322" parameter in PROFILE.

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 Post subject: Re: ST1500LM006 problem - strange capacity
PostPosted: January 7th, 2020, 7:38 
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sector 0 - all 00 :-(

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 Post subject: Re: ST1500LM006 problem - strange capacity
PostPosted: January 8th, 2020, 18:03 
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Is it possible that this drive has been sabotaged?

Have you tried replacing the PROFILE module with the donor?

Have you checked whether the modules on head 2 match those on heads 0 and 1?

Note that the PARAM_DM module incorporates a defect list, so it is unique to each drive.

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 Post subject: Re: ST1500LM006 problem - strange capacity
PostPosted: January 10th, 2020, 3:44 
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I've already tried replacing PARAM_DM and nothing changed.
I'll hopefully try with PROFILE this weekend :-)
Yesterday I found this post: https://forum.hddguru.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=31039
if I have time I will try on the weekend. In the beginnig I checked hpa in MHDD. There was one, but set only for 2-5 LBAs (now it reports 6 LBA).

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 Post subject: Re: ST1500LM006 problem - strange capacity
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... 'sabotage' is possible becouse previously it was diagnosed in other DR company and the customer decided not to recover.
I've already seen several such cases ('sabotaged') from reputable companies.

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 Post subject: Re: ST1500LM006 problem - strange capacity
PostPosted: January 10th, 2020, 15:47 
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AFAICT, you can disable the 2 suspicious parameters in your PROFILE module as follows:

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Offset(h) 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F

00000000  50 52 4F 46 49 4C 45 20 B2 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  PROFILE ........
00000010  48 00 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
          ^^    ^^

This reduces the total parameter count from 0x4A to 0x48.

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 Post subject: Re: ST1500LM006 problem - strange capacity
PostPosted: January 10th, 2020, 17:10 
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laptokowiec wrote:
In hddguru resources none of Samsung M9T (there are two 2TB : http://files.hddguru.com/download/PC-30 ... 101205.rar, http://files.hddguru.com/download/PC-30 ... %202.5.rar) has capacity string inside PROFILE mod (nothing like B0 88 E0 E8 or even 88 E0 E8)

Have you ever tried with another PCB ( as my tried . I ve got all data with donor pcb parient PCB was look like ok. )

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 Post subject: Re: ST1500LM006 problem - strange capacity
PostPosted: January 13th, 2020, 6:44 
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fzabkar wrote:
AFAICT, you can disable the 2 suspicious parameters in your PROFILE module as follows:

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Offset(h) 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0A 0B 0C 0D 0E 0F

00000000  50 52 4F 46 49 4C 45 20 B2 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  PROFILE ........
00000010  48 00 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
          ^^    ^^

This reduces the total parameter count from 0x4A to 0x48.


Changing from 0x4A to 0x48 in PROFILE module gives 403 019 726 LBA (192,2GB) :-)
LBA'a are 4K only, so it's a clearly more than 1.5TB

How did you figure it ?

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 Post subject: Re: ST1500LM006 problem - strange capacity
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... changing to 0x49 or 0x45 gives the same result (403 019 726 LBA)

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 Post subject: Re: ST1500LM006 problem - strange capacity
PostPosted: January 13th, 2020, 15:06 
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The PROFILE module consists of several records, each of which defines a particular parameter.

Offset 0x10 is the total count of parameters, while offset 0x12 is the space occupied by all parameters (x 0x10).

Your PROFILE module has 0x4A parameters, and they occupy 0x4A0 bytes. By changing these numbers to 0x48, we are effectively ignoring the last two parameters.

The layout of each record appears to be as follows (the terminology is mine, so it may be incorrect):

Code:
Offset(h) 00 01      04       08      0C

          ID Group   size     data
          -- --      -------- --------
00000020  42 30 0000 04000000 01000000 00000000
00000030  03 10 0000 04000000 00260814 00000000
00000040  21 12 0000 04000000 26440401 00000000
........
000004A0  71 22 0000 04000000 30000000 00000000
000004B0  62 22 0000 08000000 28000000 00000000

In your case there appear to be two additional parameters in group 0x22, and these appear to contain HPA data. Our edits to the parameter count have told the firmware to ignore these extra parameters.

Spildit and I have done some work on this module here:
http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=116&t=875

I suspect that the donor PROFILE module should fix your drive.

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 Post subject: Re: ST1500LM006 problem - strange capacity
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thanks :-)

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