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 Post subject: How to save and restore the Seagate Service Area?
PostPosted: May 14th, 2015, 17:50 
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I'd like to be able to save and restore the SA (service area) on an older Seagate drive to help in my reverse engineering.
I don't really need everything, mainly just the firmware modules.
I've seen threads on how to do this for WD but can't seem to find this info for Seagate drives.

It looks like I should be able to use the SeDiv tool but it doesn't appear to have a particular profile for my drive.
Also I would like to know the details anyhow so I could wrote my own simple tool.
I'd prefer to do it through TTL serial since this older drive has the full command set available, but an ATA vendor specific command
way would work too.

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 Post subject: Re: How to save and restore the Seagate Service Area?
PostPosted: May 15th, 2015, 9:26 
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Hi !
I've replyed to the same question you posted on my forum.
Hope it helps :)

http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=1216

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 Post subject: Re: How to save and restore the Seagate Service Area?
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Thanks for the awesome help again.


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 Post subject: Re: How to save and restore the Seagate Service Area?
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NuttyProfessor wrote:
Thanks for the awesome help again.


No problem !

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 Post subject: Re: How to save and restore the Seagate Service Area?
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NuttyProfessor wrote:
Thanks for the awesome help again.


Also, you might want to use this on your Seagate research.

Self-Scan on older U6 drives.

Step-By-Step guide that i've just made.

Enjoy.

http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=1246

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