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  • Ann LeFlore French Polynesia Tahiti

    This book is not to be sold or distributed with or as pat of the described tool.

    The contents of this guide were written by Ann LeFlore

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    Seagate Operations

    By Ann LeFlore

    Seagate Operations

    Based on HD Doctor for Seagate 5.5 Revision 2; January 2012

  • Ann LeFlore French Polynesia Tahiti

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  • Copyright Notice

    Ann LeFlore French Polynesia Tahiti

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    The contents of this guide were written by Ann LeFlore

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    Copyright Notice

    Copyright September, 2011 by Ann LeFlore. All Rights Reserved.

  • Dedication

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    Dedication

    This manual is dedicated to all of you who work in

    data recovery and have spent your life to save the memories of others. Your work and dedication to this field warrant this manual to be dedicated to you.

    Thank you for putting in the time and effort it takes to recover a hard drive and bring back the memories for

    others. Keep up the good work and many happy recoveries.

  • Contents

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    Contents

    Copyright Notice ....................................................................... Dedication ................................................................................. Illustrations ............................................................................... Preface....................................................................................... Acknowledgments..................................................................... Introduction ...............................................................................

    Chapter 1: Seagate Architecture ....................................................... Section 1.1: Seagate Drive Families ............................................. Section 1.2: Firmware Structure ............................................... Section 1.3: Flash Firmware Architecture ................................ Section 1.4: Serial Flash Firmware Architecture ...................... Section 1.4.1: F3 Architecture ..................................................

    Section 1.5: Identify Seagate HDD by Family: ............................ Section 1.5.1: U Series .............................................................. Section 1.5.2: Barracuda I ......................................................... Section 1.5.3: Barracuda II ....................................................... Section 1.5.4: Barracuda III ...................................................... Section 1.5.5: Barracuda IV ...................................................... Section 1.5.6: Barracuda V; (U7) ............................................. Section 1.5.7: Barracuda 7; (Alpine and U9) ............................ Section 1.5.8: Barracuda 7; (Puma) .......................................... Section 1.5.9: Barracuda 7; (Puma2) ........................................ Section 1.5.9: Barracuda 7; (APlus) ......................................... Section 1.5.10: Barracuda 8; (Tonka) ....................................... Section 1.5.11: Barracuda 9; (Tonka2) ..................................... Section 1.5.12: Barracuda 9; (Tonka15) ................................... Section 1.5.13: Barracuda 9; (Tonka40) ................................... Section 1.5.14: Barracuda 9; (TLite1HD) ................................. Section 1.5.15: Barracuda 9; (TLite2HD) ................................. Section 1.5.16: Barracuda 10; (Hawk1HD) .............................. Section 1.5.17: Barracuda 10; (Hawk2HD) .............................. Section 1.5.18: Barracuda 10; (Galaxy) .................................... Section 1.5.19: Barracuda 10; (Galaxy 2D) .............................. Section 1.5.20: Barracuda 10; (Galaxy3D) ............................... Section 1.5.21: Barracuda 10; (Galaxy4D) ............................... Section 1.5.22: Barracuda 8; (NHPlus2HD) ............................. Section 1.5.23: Saturn ............................................................... Section 1.5.24: Neptune ............................................................

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    Section 1.5.25: Mercury ............................................................ Section 1.5.26: Merc2 ............................................................... Section 1.5.27: Venus ............................................................... Section 1.5.28: M72 .................................................................. Section 1.5.29: Corsair .............................................................. Section 1.5.30: MLite ............................................................... Section 1.5.31: K3..................................................................... Section 1.5.32: K2..................................................................... Section 1.5.32: K4..................................................................... Section 1.5.33: K5.....................................................................

    Chapter 2: Seagate HD Doctor Program ........................................... Section 2.1: Barracuda Series ................................................... Section 2.2: 7200.11/12 ............................................................ Section 2.3: U Series .................................................................

    Chapter 3: Load Management ........................................................... Section 3.1: Load Management Barracuda Series HDD .............. Section 3.1.0: HDD Family .......................................................... Section 3.1.1: HDD Family ...................................................... Section 3.1.2: HDD Information ............................................... Section 3.1.3: Eng Rev.............................................................. Section 3.1.4: Cert Rev ............................................................. Section 3.1.5: Cert CRC............................................................ Section 3.1.6: Compat/Hardware ..............................................

    Section 3.1.7: SA Information ...................................................... Section 3.1.8: Read Cache ........................................................ Section 3.1.9: Write Cache ....................................................... Section 3.1.10: SA Base Track .................................................

    Section 3.1.11: User Information .................................................. Section 3.1.12: Username ......................................................... Section 3.1.13: Product Number ............................................... Section 3.1.14: Load From HDD ..............................................

    Section 3.1.15: HDD Parameter Fields ......................................... Section 3.1.16: Model Number ................................................. Section 3.1.17: Serial Number .................................................. Section 3.1.18: Firmware Version ............................................

    Seagate 3.1.19: Program Parameter Fields ................................... Section 3.1.20: LBA ................................................................. Section 3.1.21: HDD Input Voltage .......................................... Section 3.1.22: Predefined Download Path .............................. Section 3.1.23: Browse Folders ................................................

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    Section 3.1.24: Display Directory ............................................. Section 3.1.25: Working Directory ........................................... Section 3.1.26: Engineering Log .............................................. Section 3.1.27: Power On ......................................................... Section 3.1.28: Power Off .........................................................

    Section 3.2: Load Management 7200.11/12 Series ...................... Section 3.2.0: HDD Info ............................................................... Section 3.2.1: HDD Family ...................................................... Section 3.2.2: PCB ROM Version ............................................ Section 3.2.3: Eng Rev.............................................................. Section 3.2.4: Cert Rev ............................................................. Section 3.2.5: Cert CRC............................................................ Section 3.2.6: Compat/Hardware ..............................................

    Section 3.2.7: SA Information ...................................................... Section 3.2.8: Read Cache ........................................................ Section 3.2.9: Write Cache ....................................................... Section 3.2.10: SA Base Track .................................................

    Section 3.2.11: User Information .................................................. Section 3.2.12: Username ......................................................... Section 3.2.13: Product Number ............................................... Section 3.2.14: Load From HDD ..............................................

    Section 3.2.15: HDD Parameter Fields ......................................... Section 3.2.16: Model Number ................................................. Section 3.2.17: Serial Number .................................................. Section 3.2.18: Firmware Version ............................................

    Seagate 3.2.19: Program Parameter Fields ................................... Section 3.2.20: LBA ................................................................. Section 3.2.21: HDD Input Voltage .......................................... Section 3.2.22: Predefined Download Path .............................. Section 3.2.23: Browse Folders ................................................ Section 3.2.24: Display Directory .............................................

    Section 3.3: Load Management U Series ...................................... Section 3.3.0: HDD Info ............................................................... Section 3.3.1: HDD Family ......................................................

    Section 3.3.2: User Information .................................................... Section 3.3.3: Username ........................................................... Section 3.3.4: Product Number ................................................. Section 3.3.5: Load From HDD ................................................

    Section 3.3.6: HDD Parameter Fields ........................................... Section 3.3.7: Model Number ................................................... Section 3.3.8: Serial Number ....................................................

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    Section 3.3.9: Firmware Version .............................................. Seagate 3.3.10: Program Parameter Fields ................................... Section 3.3.11: LBA ................................................................. Section 3.3.12: HDD Input Voltage .......................................... Section 3.3.13: Predefined Download Path .............................. Section 3.3.14: Browse Folders ................................................ Section 3.3.15: Display Directory .............................................

    Chapter 4: Terminal Mode ................................................................ Section 4.1.0 Function Buttons ..................................................... Section 4.1.1: Clear ................................................................... Section 4.1.2: Save .................................................................... Section 4.1.3: Baud Rate ........................................................... Section 4.1.4: Power On ........................................................... Section 4.1.5: Power Off ...........................................................

    Section 4.2.0 Diagnostic Commands U Series and Barracuda Series .. Section 4.2.1: Identification of Parameters of SA Elements .... Section 4.2.2: Identifying the Parameters of APP Code Start .. Section 4.2.3: Identifying the Cert Code Parameters ................ Section 4.2.4: Identifying Parameters of Cert Tables ............... Section 4.2.5: The y Command report .................................. Section 4.2.6: HDD ID Template Structure, Stuff Main Parts . Section 4.2.7: Diagnostic Commands Level 1 .......................... Section 4.2.8: Diagnostic Commands Level 2 .......................... Section 4.2.9: Diagnostic Commands Level 3 .......................... Section 4.2.10: Diagnostic Commands Level 4 ........................ Section 4.2.11: Diagnostic Commands Level 6 ........................ Section 4.2.12: Diagnostic Commands Level T .......................

    Chapter 5: Read Firmware ................................................................ Section 5.1.0 Module List Barracuda HDD .................................. Section 5.1.1: Read ................................................................... Section 5.1.2: All ...................................................................... Section 5.1.3: None ...................................................................

    Section 5.1.4: PCHS ..................................................................... Section 5.1.5: SA Track ............................................................ Section 5.1.6: Head ................................................................... Section 5.1.7: Initial Sector ....................................................... Section 5.1.8: Size in Sector ..................................................... Section 5.1.9: Read ...................................................................

    Section 5.2.0 Module List 7200.11/12 Series ...............................

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