Still to this day i am finding Seagate Hard Drives that have the AD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD81 firmware on it crapping out, ie they are getting stuck in a "BSY" state and are not detected by the bios
People really need to update the firmware if they have these firmware installed, because it probably will happen at some point. ive had it happen recently to HDDs that have been working perfectly for nearly 2 years
I have been able to fix a few of these so far by using a modified Nokia USB Phone Cable, Hyperterminal etc and wasting a few hours, restoring the disk and all the data to a working state, which you can then flash with the firmware update
If you have this problem and need your data back, have a look at this video, this is what i followed and it works great
Seatools that you can download from Seagate can tell you what firmware your running
The same method with the Nokia Cable, Hyperterminal can also solve the - 0 LBA error: but the commands you need to enter will be different, you'll need to search google for em
If you dont need the data back may as well just RMA it.
There are two common errors on Seagate 7200.11 HDDs (caused by bugs on firmware):
- 0 LBA error: it happens when your BIOS can recognize your HDD at POST moment, but as an 0MB drive.
- BSY error: it happens when your HDD enter on a halt state, or BuSY state. In this condition, your HDD will not be recognized by BIOS at POT