Seagate Hard Drive Firmware Failure:

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Firmware Failures:

Seagate Firmware.

You may note problems with your Seagate Barracuda  7200.11 hard drive  family model hard drive. The reported problem has shown specific Seagate hard drive  failures reporting a  0 GB size or not show up in BIOS during a post. This means your data stored on your failed Seagate hard drive will not be accessible until the Seagate hard drive failure is “repaired”.

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 firmware failure is typically a result of critical firmware modules that have become damaged. The table below shows the affected Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 model that may be affected.

Family + Hard Drive Model Affected Firmware Version Seagate Suggested Firmware Update
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11   ST3500320AS AD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD81 SD1A
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11   ST3500620AS AD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD81 SD1A
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11   ST3500820AS AD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD81 SD1A
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11   ST3640330AS AD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD81 SD1A
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11   ST3640530AS AD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD81 SD1A
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11   ST3750330AS AD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD81 SD1A
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11   ST3750630AS AD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD81 SD1A
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11   ST31000340AS AD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, SD81 SD1A

Table: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Firmware Failures.

If your Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive is physically failing, then the critical firmware region of the hard drive may not be accessible because the sectors where the firmware is stored has developed damaged sectors. When this happens, the hard drive may not be accessed since the firmware zones are corrupted or damaged.

The end result, the Seagate hard drive will not be recognized in BIOS and your computer will not recognize your failed Seagate hard drive in any type of Device Manager or  utility.

There are several references describing how to access a failed Seagate 7200.11 hard drive. One method suggests updating the corrupted Seagate firmware.  Another method suggests manually repairing the corrupted Seagate hard drives via HyperTerminal.

Attempting to repair the corrupted Seagate firmware modules via HyperTerminal when the Seagate hard drives have significant damaged sectors in the firmware zone will NOT work.

The scope of this type of repair is well beyond the ability of most individuals attempting to do their own Seagate data recovery: This is because the complexity of this type of  Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 failure involves a special technique whereby the corrupted firmware must be bypassed.

If your data is critical, then writing to your failed hard drive can be risky and can result in corrupted data and or permanent data loss. So take all necessary precautions before you experiment with your failed Seagate Hard Drive.

In several cases, some suggested repairs do work, and your data is recoverable, but there are always risks to consider before you attempt your own Seagate data recovery.

Before you attempt your own Seagate data recovery:

1 – Find out if your hard drive model and firmware are affected.

2 – Determine if your hard drive has physical damage to the sectors where the firmware is being stored.

3- Determine if your hard drive is clicking.

4- Establish if your hard drive motor is spinning.

5- Determine the value of your data and ascertain if you are willing to Risk your  data by attempting solutions that you are not familiar with if you are not a data recovery expert.

If your hard drive is clicking, or your hard drive motor does not spin up, or you have bad sectors in critical hard drive areas, then you need to consider using a data recovery professional. If you data is critical and you need help, you can always contact us via email or phone.

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