05-04-2010 09:57 PM
I have an old Seagate hard drive that has been malfunctioning, and I'd like to get the data from it. It's a Seagate ST351A/X hard drive with 42mb of space. Specifications are here:
The specific problem is that after turning on the machine, I hear a series of clicks, and then the front LED flashes 8 times. The computer's BIOS does not recognize the drive as attached. I have a video of it here:
According to the specification page above, the 8 LED blinks means "Error uploading RAM". Does anyone know what that could mean and what if anything I could do about it? I'd appreciate any information or pointers.
05-05-2010 02:43 PM
09-02-2011 03:45 PM
I know this post is very old. However, I would like to know how did you end up with this hard disk? Since, I have exactly the same problem!
I have read in two different places (http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/hard-drives-hdd/seagat
In these links:
People say this particular model of disk, can be easily blew up by a wrong jumpering. I think this is probably what I did, however, I think my disk is not working not due to a wrong jumpering but due to that I connected the drive as slave alone without a master.
There's no doubt that the best jumpering setting can be found here:
However, I cannot say they worked for me, since I found that website after my disk stopped working.
Hope to get an answer from you, or from anyone. I'm thinking about buying a similar disk at ebay, just because I wanna hear the unforgetable sound of this drive once againg.
This website: http://geekyprojects.com/storage/how-to-recover-da