Seagate ST1000DM003 Recovery

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Seagate ST1000DM003 Recovery

Post by lcoughey » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:44 pm

Symptoms:
- This drive is not being detected by any system

Diagnosis:
- Firmware, sector and possible file system damage

Recovery Process:
- Did a work around to get by firmware issues
- Mirrored the drive with minimal sectors

In short, 100% of the data was recovered for $350.

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Re: Seagate ST1000DM003 Recovery

Post by Jared » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:47 pm

What were the FW issues and what did you do to work around them?

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Re: Seagate ST1000DM003 Recovery

Post by lcoughey » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:19 pm

Drive clicked and would stick at BSY state. Terminal output was something like this (grabbed from another similar case):
Boot 0x40M
Spin Up
TCC-0019[0x000065B4][0x00006A20][0x00006E8C]
Trans.

Rst 0x40M
MC Internal LPC Process
Spin Up
TCC-0019
(P) SATA Reset

MCMainPOR: Start:
Check MCMT Version: Current
MCMainPOR: Non-Init Case
MCMainPOR: EXCEPTION: MCMT PRI copy corrupt
MCMainPOR: MCMT SEC copy valid
Reconstruction: MCMT Reconstruction Start
Max number of MC segments 0A61
Nonvolatile MCMT sequence number 0002446E
[RSRS] 09CA
ProcessRWError -Read- at LBA 000000000007EA56 Sense Code=40000087
ReadFooters (Forward): Segment 09CA StartLBA 00000000003F52B0 Starting Footer LBA 00000000003F52F8
SeqNum 0002446F TotalUserBlocks 0000
ProcessRWError -Read- at LBA 000000000007EA5F Sense Code=40000087
Valid Footer Obtained: ID/Seq D0D0CAFE 0002446F D0D0CAFE 0002446F
[SW] 002A
Reconstruction: Completed 1: Reconstruction occurred
[MCMTWS]
Rst 0x40M
MC Internal LPC Process
Spin Up
TCC-0019
LED:00000047 FAddr:FFFFFFFE
LED:00000047 FAddr:FFFFFFFE
LED:00000047 FAddr:FFFFFFFE
To fix, I shorted the PCB to get terminal access...drive still was BSY. Then, forced my way to edit model 93, uncheck all boxes and saved to the drive.

Drive would still read very slowly (about 1MB/second most of the time), with errors. It was definitely at the end of its life. But, we were able to target the data with DDI and mirror only the used data sectors, getting a full 100% clean recovery of the user's data.

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Re: Seagate ST1000DM003 Recovery

Post by rahul123 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:46 am

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