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Timing in unbricking Seagate 7200.11 busy drives


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#1 C--

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:59 PM

In the procedure on msfn.org to unbrick Seagate 7200.11 drives with the BSY (busy) status, are there steps that should be done quickly and others where waiting is required ?

I ask this as, near the end of the procedure, I never could get "Ctrl + z" working after the drive was turned off and on.

#2 Trcdata

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:43 AM

Normally you would wait for the drive to finish processing each command and return you to the prompt itself. You should not need to worry about specific timing.

Where in the procedure do you get to and do you get any other behaviour from the drive/terminal?

#3 siamon

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:40 AM

Judging by the numbers it sounds like once you wrote past the first 2TB the system started writing from the beginning of the drive again, thus overwriting the data you already put there. This would indicate that you probably have out-dated drivers, operating system, or even BIOS. It's also entirely possible that your external disk enclosure does not support > 2TB. Do not try to recover the data, and instead update everything and start over by deleting the partitioning, creating a new one, and re-formatting, then try to fill it again.
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