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Reusing recycled drive from HR20


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#21 OFFLINE   rob_gendeau

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:21 PM

Finally got it:

smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [i686-linux-3.0.0-23-generic] (local build)
Copyright © 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

ATA device successfully opened

Use 'smartctl -a' (or '-x') to print SMART (and more) information
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smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [i686-linux-3.0.0-23-generic] (local build)
Copyright © 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family: Western Digital Caviar SE Serial ATA
Device Model: WDC WD3200JS-63PDB1
Serial Number: WD-WCAPD5176403
Firmware Version: 21.00M22
User Capacity: 320,072,933,376 bytes [320 GB]
Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical
Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is: 7
ATA Standard is: Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated
Local Time is: Sun Aug 5 14:39:27 2012 PDT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status: (0x82) Offline data collection activity
was completed without error.
Auto Offline Data Collection: Enabled.
Self-test execution status: ( 0) The previous self-test routine completed
without error or no self-test has ever
been run.
Total time to complete Offline
data collection: ( 9600) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
Suspend Offline collection upon new
command.
Offline surface scan supported.
Self-test supported.
Conveyance Self-test supported.
Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities: (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
power-saving mode.
Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported.
General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 111) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 6) minutes.
SCT capabilities: (0x103f) SCT Status supported.
SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
SCT Feature Control supported.
SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000f 200 200 051 Pre-fail Always - 0
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0003 218 190 021 Pre-fail Always - 4091
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 51
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 200 200 140 Pre-fail Always - 0
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000f 200 200 051 Pre-fail Always - 0
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 049 049 000 Old_age Always - 37655
10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0013 100 253 051 Pre-fail Always - 0
11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0013 100 253 051 Pre-fail Always - 0
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 41
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022 068 047 000 Old_age Always - 32
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 118 097 000 Old_age Always - 32
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0012 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 1
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0010 200 200 000 Old_age Offline - 1
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x003e 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x0009 200 200 051 Pre-fail Offline - 1

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
No self-tests have been logged. [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]


SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
SPAN MIN_LBA MAX_LBA CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
1 0 0 Not_testing
2 0 0 Not_testing
3 0 0 Not_testing
4 0 0 Not_testing
5 0 0 Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.


I saw a post with info about using MHDD to run a script to reset the PUIS setting, which I've read gets stuck on even without the jumper attached, and due to a bug in the firmware and controller. One problem for me though is that the only way I can access this is via USB, and some solutions require booting with the drive attached to internal SATA cables, which I don't have.

I'm doing some of this with virtual Linux/DOS/Windows on a Mac. Kinda of an interesting trip to the past, especially since I can't remember any DOS commands. Since the virtuals are on the Mac, it might be worthwhile to note that restarting the Mac with the drive attached via usb, but spun up, the Mac refused to boot...removed the drive's USB connector and it booted fine.

Obviously this has become an obsession :nono2:

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

Try get MHDD running - I'm waiting Security attributes off the drive...

#23 OFFLINE   rob_gendeau

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:15 PM

Virtually impossible...literally, I think. Just couldn't get any DOS to run and see a USB/serial adapter. Got HDAT2 to see it on a PC, but when I tried a USB stick with the PUIS script, it crashed the whole PC, taking the XP installation on the hard drive with it (should've manually uncabled it I guess, but really).

Finding a bootable DOS combo that could get the machine running just so I could run that script might be possible, might not, on the equipment I had. Just wasn't worth it. Can't believe that tools don't exist to fix it, but WD isn't gonna make it available. Remind me not to buy any of there drives in the future.

Ended up reformatting by using Ryobi Variable Speed Drill; it's a great tool, easy to use interface and you can't beat the secure erase :hurah:

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:42 PM

"Ended up reformatting by using Ryobi Variable Speed Drill"- eeeeh ! Are you really broke the drive ?

Told yeah - bring it here. You would have another good drive to your PC.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:53 PM

HD platters make good coasters
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:34 PM

"Ended up reformatting by using Ryobi Variable Speed Drill"- eeeeh ! Are you really broke the drive ?

Told yeah - bring it here. You would have another good drive to your PC.


As I searched, I found lots of people who came to grief with these. I didn't care about the data...but as it turned out, I'd never have anything I would trust with these WD drives. And the more I saw of their stuff, the more convinced I was to stick with Seagate or Hitachi or anybody but WD!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:59 PM

Would have been easy by downloading turn_off_poweron_in_standby.iso and creating a boot disk. Would have saved you a LOT of time and you would have had a good drive, not a set of chrome coasters.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:06 PM

As I searched, I found lots of people who came to grief with these. I didn't care about the data...but as it turned out, I'd never have anything I would trust with these WD drives. And the more I saw of their stuff, the more convinced I was to stick with Seagate or Hitachi or anybody but WD!


I'm still thinking you are NOT physically destroyed the drive. Did you ?

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:12 PM

As I searched, I found lots of people who came to grief with these. I didn't care about the data...but as it turned out, I'd never have anything I would trust with these WD drives. And the more I saw of their stuff, the more convinced I was to stick with Seagate or Hitachi or anybody but WD!


Better remove Hitachi from your list. Another one bites the dust (in terms of hard drive divisions).

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:25 AM

We all have different experiences, personally in my over 20 years of IT, I buy nothing but WD drives...we go through the OEM Seagate drives in our Dells at work like they're candy...

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:32 AM

Would have been easy by downloading turn_off_poweron_in_standby.iso and creating a boot disk. Would have saved you a LOT of time and you would have had a good drive, not a set of chrome coasters.


You're right...if that had worked. It didn't.

And yeah, I did physically destroy the drives. Perhaps it's just my mentality from work, where it's required, but I don't turn lose drives with any possible hope of recovery. I also shred files. And I pull drives from devices I have sent in for repair. I don't trust many people I guess....

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:14 AM

We all have different experiences, personally in my over 20 years of IT, I buy nothing but WD drives...we go through the OEM Seagate drives in our Dells at work like they're candy...


We use Seagate drives at work as well and have the same results. I'm constantly swapping out drives.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:16 AM

You're right...if that had worked. It didn't.


Not sure why it didn't. It works for me on every drive I have to unlock, and not just HR2X's drives.

And yeah, I did physically destroy the drives. Perhaps it's just my mentality from work, where it's required, but I don't turn lose drives with any possible hope of recovery. I also shred files. And I pull drives from devices I have sent in for repair. I don't trust many people I guess....


Destroying a drive before throwing it out is never a bad thing. At work we have a machine that pretty much shreds them. At home I take them apart and smash pieces.
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