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 Post subject: WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 is this a firmware compatibility issue??
PostPosted: January 6th, 2020, 13:12 
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Someone sent me a 3TB WD drive that had been worked on already. It's a WD30EZRX-00D8PB0. They said it had a blown PCB, which is normally not a big issue on these. Even if it passes through to the pre-amp, these drives are some of the easiest for head swaps. The problem is, who ever worked on it before, botched the U12 swap, and broke two of the legs off the chip. Also, not normally a huge deal on these, but still, an added headache.

Got a donor, same model number, but this one was manufactured in Thailand, where as the source drive was manufactured in Malaysia. Put the PCB on the source drive, and it clicks once, but goes ready with an error. Then when you go to find SA SPT, it clicks once, spins down, spins up and errors out. I had this happen once before, and it was also a head issue that had occurred.

So I swapped the heads. Now the drive comes ready with no errors at all, and sounds perfect. It auto-detects as a Diablo3S family.

However, it still cannot detect SA SPT. So even though these two drives are the exact same model, and only manufactured a month and a half apart, I have a feeling there is a firmware compatibility issue.

Here is what I'm getting when I try to detect SA SPT

Code:
Techno mode key
Techno mode key......................... : Ok

RAM:
HDD Info reading........................ : Ok
Heads number............................ : 6
Cyl Count............................... : 256

Zone allocation table................... : HDDs RAM reading error Device Error Detected: "VSCE PERM OVL NOT LOADED. LDR Upload is recomended"

ROM:
Read ROM................................ : Ok
ROM Data size........................... : 512 Kb
Flash ROM dir reading................... : Ok
Flash ROM dir reading (Ext)............. : Ok (Active)
Modules directory address............... : 173 608
SA regions address...................... : by default
Module 02 access........................ : Granted
SA Translator loading................... : Ok

ROM Modules:
ROM version............................. : 01.6AC
ROM F/W version......................... : 0001006A
Overlay F/W version..................... : 01.6AC
Servo F/W version....................... : 02.63

Heads configuration..................... : by map
Heads number............................ : 6
Heads number in use..................... : 6
Switched off heads...................... : No
Heads map............................... : 0,1,2,3,4,5

Service area:
Permanent overlay....................... : Not loaded
SA dir reading (ID)..................... :  FM ERR HEADER II SIGNATURE INVALID
SA SPT Detect........................... : FAIL
SA dir reading (ABA/CHS)................ : Module reading error: ABA 619 048(1) reading error Physical read error C/H/S: 91/1/109 Device Error Detected: "VSC ERR KEY SECTOR MUST PRECEED DATA XFER REQUEST"
SA Access............................... : NONE

Configuration reading................... : Module 02 not found


Should I try finding a parts drive that is from around the same time, and also from the same country of origin? I'm thinking the country of origin is the culprit here. Does anyone have a ROM donor that might be compatible with this? Feel free to PM if necessary.

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 Post subject: Re: WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 is this a firmware compatibility issue?
PostPosted: January 6th, 2020, 13:31 
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Try to use a Loader from a drive with the same ROM FW.

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 Post subject: Re: WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 is this a firmware compatibility issue?
PostPosted: January 7th, 2020, 9:04 
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it could be non native ROM also, yes try a ldr.

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 Post subject: Re: WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 is this a firmware compatibility issue?
PostPosted: January 8th, 2020, 17:48 
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Does anyone happen to have a loader for this drive by chance? I'm not having any luck finding what I need. Feel free to PM if you prefer. Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 is this a firmware compatibility issue?
PostPosted: January 8th, 2020, 18:14 
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HDDsurgery has it in its FW database.

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 Post subject: Re: WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 is this a firmware compatibility issue?
PostPosted: January 8th, 2020, 18:22 
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Awesome! Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 is this a firmware compatibility issue?
PostPosted: January 8th, 2020, 18:58 
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That did it. Thanks again for the help!


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 Post subject: Re: WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 is this a firmware compatibility issue?
PostPosted: January 8th, 2020, 19:05 
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gtd4242 wrote:
That did it. Thanks again for the help!

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