This is one second-hand Seagate ST8000NM0105 enterprise SED HDD data recovery case from one DFL user in Germany and the user couldn’t recover the lost data with any other tools because they couldn’t unlock the firmware area properly and couldn’t repair the firmware corruption.

This user applied for remote support and wish his case could be fixed by DFL Seagate hdd repair tool and remote support.

Patient HDD ID:
Model number-ST8000NM0105
FW version: G004
Family-MakaraPlus (91)

Patient HDD symptoms:
Capacity 0
Firmware unlock failure

ST8000NM0105 Data Recovery Steps:

01: Backup ROM;
02: Generate adaptive ROM by DFL Seagate hdd repair tool;
03: Power off and on and …;
04: …
05: Send unlock key and backup important sys files;
06: View NGlist;
07: Clear G-list and regenerate translator.

Read complete steps here in the Dolphin user-only forum.

After firmware corruption is fixed, users can go to DFL-DDP data recovery equipment to image the patient HDD or extract the lost files directly.

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Dolphin Data Lab is releasing the new DFL Seagate hard drive firmware repair version 1.662, Dolphin users can download it for free from the DFL Seagate user-only forum.

Within this new version 1.662, users get the following new features:

1.  Improved    7200.11 NG list algorithm.
2.  Added       ST F3 PSF backup/clearing/edit
3   Added       DWF common failure fast soluton-one click to fix; Read more

Dolphin Data Lab is releasing the new software upgrade for DFL-FRP for Seagate and the new Seagate firmware repair functions and features are as below:

1, SYS file read and list is added;
2, Common Fw extraction (LOD) file extraction is added;
3, Smart view by ATA is added;
4, NG clearing by COM port is added for new F3 drives; Read more

This is one remote support case for one Indian client on a Seagate F3 drive. When the case started, the drive is busy and not detected. After Ctrl+z to enter the terminal mode, the F3 T> came up and all M commands don’t work but V40, V4 etc could be executed successfully.

The next step was very important, the engineer asked the client what happened to the drive and what the client has done to the patient drive. The engineer learned the client had done something on the P-list which was the real reason causing the failure of the hdd. Read more

Most errors in Seagate F3 hard drives can be easily fixed by SYS editing or clearing. DFL-FRP for Seagate is able to read/write/edit SYS files by ATA and COM ports and also by commands in terminal. The following was some solution by one Chinese user.

Error messages:

Rst 0x10M
RW subfile error 2044
RW subfile error 2044
SIM Error 2044
No HOST FIS-ReadyStatusFlags 2002A1A5 Read more

Dolphin Data Lab has again upgraded its Seagate Firmware Repair hardware tool-DFL-FRP for ST and the latest version is V1.43.

We have added many new Seagate hard drive firmware repair functions and optimized some existing functions so that users will enhance their success rate a lot.

Quick view of the latest changes within this new version:

1, New function of entering booting code to read/write ROM without short connection is added by COM port. This function is very helpful to save time and enhance success rate of Seagate firmware repair when the ROM write is required; Read more

Dolphin Data Lab has integrated more fast solutions to repair Seagate F3 hard drives easily and fast by simple clicks and the following is one of the live cases offered by one of our users in Australia who has got great success with dolphin data recovery tools.

Terminal messages of this Seagate F3 drive:

Rst 0x40M

MC Internal LPC Process Read more

Dolphin engineers have been working hard to make all our data recovery tools and firmware repair tools more and more powerful and we are releasing frequent upgrades to these tools for clients’ bigger success with us.

Now Dolphin Data Lab is releasing the version 1.42 of DFL-FRP for Seagate, users can work on two Seagate drives including the latest 7200.14 DM series to repair the firmware failures, repair bad sectors and remove passwords. Read more

Seagate hard drive P-list is one of the most important modules for either Seagate hard drive refurbishing and data recovery. Before users get one Seagate patient hard drive, it’s very important for users to backup the original P-list.

The P-list is actually the module 03 and it’s also contained and can be obtained from the tracks and it has its corresponding system file as well.

To open the P-list successfully, users need to work with the right data offset. Read more

Seagate is one of the biggest hard drive manufacturers besides western digital and seagate hard drive repair and seagate data recovery cases are very common within all our data recovery labs. This article will introduce to you the basic and important firmware modules of Seagate hard drive.

There’re two parts of firmware located on the platters’ minus tracks and ROM chip on the PCB, we call the part on the platter SA-service area or FW(firmware area).

A complete Seagate hard drive firmware contains  APP, Cert, Cert table, ATA(7200.10 and .9 contains ATA 0 and ATA 1) and vendor modules and ROM module. Read more