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I have a Seagate Barracuda 1.5Tb HDD 7200.11 that i put in an external case. I was using it on an XP desktop, ubuntu laptop and windows 7 laptop. One day my computers stopped recognizing it. ubuntu would show the drive for a few minutes, but when attempting to access the drive it would say the dbus was busy, then the drive would vanish after a set amount of time. the drive would still be powered and running from what i could hear. Ubuntu would show the HDD root as empty. windows 7 would say the drive was not formatted and ask to format.

I followed some steps in upgrading the firmware from seagates website and now the HDD root directory shows the folders but the drive is still unresponsive and after the set amount of time will vanish. so the drive shows that its half full and i can see the directories on the HDD root. but if i click on anything in the HDD root, ubuntu gets the dbus is busy and windows 7 gives me an hour glass. seagate has told me my drive is not one of the defective ones and that they have never seen a problem like mine. Can anyone help me?

If i can get the drive to be responsive and stay connected long enough, then maybe i can pull the files off of the drive and decommission the drive. My objective is get all the files off the drive and never use the drive after getting all my files.
Edited by PatrickMcMahon - 10/21/14 at 1:39pm
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I have a 1.5tb Seagate drive with similar issues i will have a look when i get home and post the drives model up

Have you tried the hirens boot cd thats mention in the data recovery thread?
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Have you tried taking the drive out of the external enclosure and then putting it into a working desktop?
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The Seagate 7200.11s were notorious several years ago for having bad firmware that would brick the drives if the firmware wasn't updated.
     
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The Seagate 7200.11s were notorious several years ago for having bad firmware that would brick the drives if the firmware wasn't updated.

If the drive is showing up at all in the BIOS then you know it's not the BSY firmware issue.
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The Seagate 7200.11s were notorious several years ago for having bad firmware that would brick the drives if the firmware wasn't updated.

If the drive is showing up at all in the BIOS then you know it's not the BSY firmware issue.

Not necessarily. I had one of those drives that started showing bad sectors first. it could be seen in the BIOS but I couldn't do anything with it. The other one I had bricked before I was even aware of what was going on.
     
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Not necessarily. I had one of those drives that started showing bad sectors first. it could be seen in the BIOS but I couldn't do anything with it. The other one I had bricked before I was even aware of what was going on.

Then it was not the 7200.11 BSY firmware issue. If the drive is showing in the BIOS then there is another issue with the drive
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I have a 1.5tb Seagate drive with similar issues i will have a look when i get home and post the drives model up

Have you tried the hirens boot cd thats mention in the data recovery thread?
S/N 9VS37Y1F
ST31500341AS
P/N 9JU138-302
Firmware: CC1H (never updated)
Datecode 10252 Site code TK

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