05-31-2010 08:48 PM
Hi, i have a CC37 firmware & have bought it just 7 months back. & all of a sudden it gives me a smart error & before i could backup my data it just died off. it does not show up in the bios anymore. i tried the fix mentioned at : http://forums.seagate.com/t5/Desktop-ATA-and-Seria
06-01-2010 12:15 AM
06-01-2010 03:03 AM - last edited on 06-01-2010 09:00 AM by pamelaz
Thank you for the reply... but there has to be a way to fix it right??? cuz if i go for a proffessional recovery i'll have to spend a fortune for it... sob!! sob!!... i can buy almost 10 of these 500GB's in that amount.. kindly do let me know if we can patch it up or find a work around for it...
08-03-2010 01:45 AM
hi, please help ,i have the same problem , like "alex sologub"
Alex Sologub wrote:
Dear Josef, thank you for instrumental advise.
My 7200.12 HDD seems to be in a busy state - it erratically appears at BIOS as 465 Gb, but the drive controller does not permit OS to start I/O operations (51 device paging error) Numerous HDD scan / data rescue tools I have tried up to test disk / recover information indicated my ST350041-8AS as a completely bad disk with no file system on it. Seagate seatools for DOS ver 2.14 recognizes the faulty diskand its volume, but short test always proceeds to just 90 percent and is never finished.
So, in a hope the data / partition info remains intact I will try to apply the 7200.11 BSY state fix as you described.
Alternatively, I have in mind a replacement of PCB with the same FW revision (CC37) taken off another 7200.12 ST3500418AS I expect to buy. However, I'm not sure that the service info kept on the track 0 and at SA ROM (partitions and head positioning) will be automatically translated to the replaced SATA controller. Anyway, will report the result if succeeded