01-31-2012 09:37 AM
At this point only SeaTools for Windows supports Samsung drives.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
04-16-2012 12:43 AM
My primary HD103SJ started giving ATAPI errors under load, specifically when trying to do backups with backupChain. A search for causes/tools showed a Samsung HDUtil tool, but all links went to the Seagate web site.
So I downloaded SeaTools for Windows. Passes SMART, fails DST. Tells me to use SeaTools for DOS, which may fix the errors.
Download and run Seatools for DOS. Takes 4 hours to run, taking my work system out of action for the day, It finds 97 errors. And then doesn't try to fix them, because it isn't a Seagate or Maxtor drive!
Come on, this is so misleading. If you are going to take the Samsung utilities away, at least fix the replacements first!
Warranty check says send the drive back. There goes another day at least, finding and installing a replacement, packaging, driving into town, etc. And it could possibly be fixed by a simple software mod to the tools?
04-24-2012 05:40 AM
If it's a Samsung use ESTools, you won't find it by normal method as Seagate has pulled it down due to some of it's functions being a bit sensitive towards other parties (don't need a court case for infringement) it can however still be found in tool sets other users have posted up on the net,
I find ES fixes drives where Seatools identifies a bad one.
03-09-2013 07:19 AM
I just checked site and still works as of 3-9-13
ESTOOL301v_CDROM.zip Compressed (zipped) Folder 1,871 KB
03-13-2013 02:39 AM