This is one Seagate ST2000LM009-1R9174 hard drive firmware repair and data recovery case study for one DFL user in Mexico showing how to recover lost data from undetected busy hard drives.
Patient HDD ID:
Model : ST2000LM009-1R9174
Serial : WDZX0FXW
Firmware : SED1
Capacity : 3907029168 (1863.02GB)
Sector size : 4096
Heads number : Obtain failed
Patient HDD Failure Symptoms:
Inaccessible data area
Many read errors output in the com terminal
HDD Repair and Data Recovery Steps
Generate unlock ROM;
Write unlock ROM;
Send unlock key;
Enter F3 T>(Important to grasp the right time to enter F3 T>);
View and confirm the NGlist entries;
Intialize by ID(Fix media cache)
Set up head map and image;
Select target VHD to extract lost file.
Finally all lost data was successfully recovered.
HDD Repair and Data Recovery Tools Used in this case study:
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