[clug-talk] Fixing a Seagate 7200.11 Hard Drive
tekbudda at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 10:27:14 PST 2010
He ordered the part & it should be here soon...I think he was just
hoping I may have some other ideas that could solve the problem
quicker. He is ok about having to wait & isn't overly worried about
the data. He said he was going to try a couple things & I might have
a serial cable he can butcher to help do the tutorial.
I appreciate the help guys.
On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 11:13 AM, John Jardine
<john_e_jardine at spamcop.net> wrote:
> I would be careful about swapping controller boards. It's been a few
> years since I spent any time working against bare metal drives but the
> controller used to have sector remapping info stored on eeprom. If that
> info has moved to the platters then you should be good, otherwise you
> may find some weird errors as the two drives are *very* unlikely to have
> the same set of bad sectors mapped the same way (the same sectors would
> have to fail in the same order).
> If you can find a way of copying just the eeprom sector remapping data
> from the failed controller to the good one, then you may be OK. If this
> is a case of better some data than nothing then you may as well go ahead
> and try.
> This sounds a lot like the bullet I dodged about a year ago. I'm still
> very annoyed with Seagate because it cost me close to $400.00. That
> problem manifested when a failure occurred after exactly 'n' power
> cycles. My, admittedly brute force, solution was to buy a 2nd NAS and
> copy all the info off the old NAS (with Seagate drives) onto the new one
> (with Samsung drives). I consider myself lucky - everything was on UPS
> so I didn't risk triggering on power cycles. Slow & expensive but low
> I think it's time for your friend to spend a few minutes thinking about
> the value of the data. If it's worth it, send it to a recovery op -
> look for special pricing because Seagate did a deal last year with one
> outfit and recovery was flat-rate US$75.00 for my problem. If the data
> is just nice to have then he can try the recovery himself as a hobby.
> Or he can ask around for someone to help him - might cost him a bottle
> of Scotch though.
> On Tue, 2010-02-16 at 01:04 -0700, Gustin Johnson wrote:
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>> TekBudda wrote:
>> > A friend of mine is suffering from the following problem:
>> > * http://sites.google.com/site/seagatefix/
>> > He has ordered the part, but cannot get the data off because they will
>> > only do it in the states. Unfortunately he doesnt have a abckup...as
>> > a matter of fact he was going to back it up when this happened.
>> > The only things I could suggest were to try & boot from a live cd &
>> > see if it can be detected at all through proc or whatever & then dd
>> > the data off. I also suggested that he could tr and install it in an
>> > older computer.
>> Not going to help. The problem is with the drive not the OS.
>> Either he needs to convince someone to help him perform the tutorials
>> that you posted (both were different people doing the exact same fix) if
>> he can't do that himself.
>> Plan "B" might be to take the PCB from a good drive (the same make and
>> model) and replace it with the one on the bad one.
>> Plan "C" is to send to the expensive data recovery people. By expensive
>> I mean thousands of dollars. Spinrite is not going to help here.
>> Otherwise he is up the creek.
>> > This apparently shows how to solve the problem:
>> > * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29FztWJVxbM
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