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|HYDATA Software will launch Seagate 7200.11 Firmware Specific Software|
At the beginning of 2009 Seagate Company broke out "firmware scandal", part of Seagate 7200.11 drives occurred stuck, instant loss, etc. These failures will result in ＂drive not recognized＂in BIOS of computer, and hardly possible to repair through general recovery software due to firmware problem. Download refurbish firmware program launched officially by Seagate Company unless you encountered this situation.
Corruption in batch caused by firmware failure is old news, such as Maxtor Diamond a few years ago, and some other manufacturers got involved. It’s not possible to prevent such things happening because hard drive is storage media of high precision& integration. It is suggested you understand the "firmware scandal" affair correctly.
Hard drive malfunction means data loss to general users, there is price for drive, but no price for data. As a professional developer of data recovery, HYDATA Software is capable of repairing firmware malfunction of Seagate 7200.11 in technology. HYDATA Seagate 7200.11 Firmware Specific Software for Data Recovery (SRT for short) developed by HYDATA Software may enable most people to recover data on their own.
Serial communication line for running SRT is necessary to realize drive connection with the host computer, users who need to buy communication line may contact HYDATA Customer Service. The communication line adopts USB port access, if you have the related electronic experiences, you may make it on your own. Produced schematic diagram is already included in this software.
PC-USB-RS232 line: 1 PC
Hexagon screwdriver: 2 PCs
Power line of SATA interface: 1 PC
Program CD: 1 PC
insulation spacer: 4 PCs
Attachment: Download address of Seagate 7200.11 firmware updating.
Please see the detailed description from official website. Notice: you must take a risk refurbishing firmware, please think twice before you do. If drive can be used normally without problems above, it is advised that you should make a backup before refurbishing. First, you should make sure of HDD model, then you can view model, firmware version and more info using testing tool offered by Seagate.
HDD Model Testing Tool
Above is HDD model testing tool developed by Seagate, and the drive name is HDD Model (e.g. ST3500320AS ); serial number is HDD S/N; Revision is Firmware Version, and you should know "attached" meaning "connected or not ", not representing "Drive is affected". It’s no need to change your firmware unless "stuck" and "instant loss" occurred. To check your drive as per the following operations:
1. Enter HDD model (e.g.ST3500320AS, drive name checked by tool):
2. Enter HDD S/N and information of authentication dialog (e.g. 9QM9NHVR, serial number checked by tool):
https://apps1.seagate.com/rms_af_srl_chk/( to check drive was affected or not, if need to upgrade)
If the result showing "Drive is affected" indicates that your drive has been affected, you should upgrade your firmware. You need the burner or floppy drive to upgrade firmware, the following is firmware address for each model:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Series:
Seagate 7200.11 160G：ST3160813AS firmware ISO mirror download：
Seagate 7200.11 320G：ST3320613AS, ST3320813AS firmware ISO mirror download：
Seagate 7200.11 500G：ST3500320AS, ST3500620AS, ST3500820AS firmware ISO mirror download：
Seagate 7200.11 640G：ST3640323AS, ST3640623AS firmware ISO mirror download：
Seagate 7200.11 750G/1T：ST3750330AS, ST3750630AS, ST31000340AS firmware ISO mirror download：
Seagate 7200.11 1T：ST31000333AS firmware ISO mirror download：
Seagate 7200.11 1.5T：ST31500341AS firmware ISO mirror download：
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 SATA Series： ST3250310NS, ST3500320NS, ST3750330NS, ST31000340NS
P/N serial number marking on drive label is necessary, enter the address below to find the related firmware to upgrade, if current firmware version is SN06 or SN16, it's no need to upgrade:
Maxtor Diamond Max 22 series：
Maxtor Diamond Max 22 160G：STM3160813AS firmware ISO mirror download：
Maxtor Diamond Max 22 320G：STM3320614AS firmware ISO mirror download：
Maxtor Diamond Max 22 500G：STM3500320AS firmware ISO mirror download：
Maxtor Diamond Max 22 640G：STM3640323AS firmware ISO mirror download：
Maxtor Diamond Max 22 750G/1T：STM31000340AS, STM3750330ASfirmware ISO mirror download：
Maxtor Diamond Max 22 1T：STM31000334AS firmware ISO mirror download：
Refurbishing firmware is in need of a CD burner. Burn the mirroring which was downloaded just now into a blank CD-R/CD-RW using Nero, Ultra ISO, Alcohol, etc. Notice: you must take a risk refurbishing firmware, please think twice before you do.
Make sure that there are no other SATA / IDE devices except HDD and CD-ROM in your host computer. First, go to BIOS on motherboard, set ＂boot from CD＂and put a burned CD. Now everything is ready, let’s start refurbishing!
Description of firmware refurbishing
To boot computer using CD just made, it will display "Read me" shown as figure above, skip it, and directly press the ESC or F10 to enter the next step.
Operation interface will display HDD model corresponding to current firmware, you may execute it by related letters. If you have forgotten HDD model you’ve checked before, just select "S" to scan HDD, and you may find the HDD model.
E.g. Seagate 7200.11 500G (ST3500320AS), select "A", then begin to refurbish. Do not power off at this time, there is a dialog box of notice occurring after firmware upgrading. It's different from refurbishing of VGA card and BIOS, do not press "Ctrl+Alt+Del" to reboot computer. Press any key to continue, and the computer will automatically shut down. Wait ten seconds to restart computer to continue firmware refurbishing. Both writing and reading, the performances of the former and the latter is the same. It also indicates that this firmware only repairs bugs and will not affect performances.