11-27-2011 04:29 AM
I have the 1.5TB ST31500341AS and it has started to cause me some grief in that it is developing bad blocks. SeaTools is unable to fix this issue and thus I try to copy the data to a new disk. Problem is that the harddisk eventually locks up completely and I have to power cycle to gain access to the harddisk again.
SeaTools reports various errors: B2AED851, B2AED861 and B2AED8E1
S.M.A.R.T. reports ok drive although speedfan (which can reveal the smart register content) shows the registers to be at dangerous levels and it estimates a drive fitness at 0%.
SeaTools short selftest fails always.
I have been trying to copy the partitions using GPartEd (which uses ntfsclone) but the Linux kernel eventually loses connection to the drive (power cycle restores it, but then I have to start from swatch again and again). I have tried using a windows based tool to copy the partition but it also causes the harddisk to lock up.
F/W: CC1H (no possible update)
How can I hope to copy the partitions without having the drive lock up constantly? The lockup results in the HDD LED being constantly on.
11-30-2011 02:36 PM
Maybe try copying the content of the partition to another location rather than cloning the partition .... or use ddrescue to do a bit-wise copy ..... the important thing is to get as much off as possible ...... ddrescue can do multiple runs, adding to what it recovered on previous runs.