I am diagnosing (rescuing?) a Cheetah ST336607LW disk reporting a "medium error" during boot in a Dell 670 workstation. The system also has 2 working Seagate SCSI drives in addition to the failed one. Seatools for Windows can "see" all the drives including the broken one. However none of the tests pass on the broken one - they all report "Aborted test". I understand Seatools for DOS may be able to repair the broken drive. However Seatools for DOS does not "see" any of the drives. Suggestions?
i was wrong... the Seatools for Windows tests do complete after 10 minutes or so. And not surprisingly, the tests fail on the broken drive... This leaves me wondering if SeatoolsDOS could repair/recover - if it could only "see" the drive. Because SeatoolsDOS does not see any of the scsi drives I'm suspecting i am overlooking something obvious.
I've also run Seatools Enterprise I don't see any recover/repair options in it.
What other options may help to recover data from this drive?
Is Seagate be able to repair a drive with a "medium error"?
I would imagine the poster wants to lift his data off the drive first. It's quite often possible even if the drive shows "Medium error". As I said above, drive capable of displaying a serial number is a good sign.