Seagate ST2000LM007-1R8174 Data Recovery

The Seagate ST2000LM007-1R8174 is a 2TB internal hard drive designed for use in laptops and other compact computing devices. It features a 2.5-inch form factor, SATA interface, and rotational speed of 5400 RPM. With its high storage capacity and reliable performance, the ST2000LM007-1R8174 has become a popular choice for storing a vast array of data, ranging from personal files to critical business information.

 Seagate ST2000LM007 1R8174 Data Recovery 1R8174 570 Mobile HDD 2TB

Common Problems Leading to Data Loss: Despite its reputation for reliability, the Seagate ST2000LM007-1R8174 is susceptible to various issues that can result in data loss. Some of the common problems users may encounter include:

  1. Physical Damage: Accidental drops, mishandling, or exposure to extreme temperatures can cause physical damage to the hard drive, leading to issues such as head crashes or platter damage.
  2. Logical Errors: File system corruption, bad sectors, or software issues can result in logical errors that prevent the operating system from accessing data stored on the hard drive.
  3. Firmware Issues: Outdated firmware or firmware corruption can cause the hard drive to malfunction, resulting in data inaccessibility or loss.
  4. Electronic Component Failure: Failure of electronic components such as the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) or power surge damage can render the hard drive inoperable and lead to data loss.
  5. Accidental Deletion or Formatting: Human error, such as accidental deletion of files or formatting of the hard drive, can result in the loss of valuable data stored on the ST2000LM007-1R8174.

Challenges of Data Recovery: Data recovery from a Seagate ST2000LM007-1R8174 hard drive can present several challenges, primarily due to the nature of the problems mentioned above. Some of the key challenges include:

  1. Physical Damage Assessment: In cases of physical damage, determining the extent of the damage and identifying the best course of action for repair can be challenging. Specialized tools and expertise are required to diagnose and address issues such as head crashes or platter damage.
  2. Firmware Reconstruction: Recovering data from a hard drive with firmware issues requires reconstructing or repairing the firmware to restore functionality. This process often requires specialized knowledge and tools to bypass security features and access the firmware directly.
  3. File System Reconstruction: When dealing with logical errors or file system corruption, recovering data involves reconstructing the file system and locating lost or damaged files. This process can be complex and time-consuming, especially if the file system structures are severely damaged.
  4. Component-Level Repair: In cases of electronic component failure, repairing or replacing faulty components on the hard drive's PCB may be necessary to regain access to the data. This requires expertise in electronics and access to compatible spare parts.

 3EEAPB-500 2TB Expansion HDD Data Recovery Case Log

Detects as 0mb but spins and sounds healthy:
Model : ST2000LM007-1R8174
Serial : WY2196GW
Firmware : EB01
Capacity : 0 MB ()

Seagate ST2000LM007 1R8174 Data Recovery 3EEAPB 500 2TB Expansion HDD

Terminal Output:


T:0x0000 0x3FFFFFFF
TCC:0019:001E EMCDataErr:00000013

DOS:0 Scan Unit
TCC:001A:0021 EMCDataErr:00000013

TCC:001B:0022 EMCDataErr:00000013

TCC:001C:0023 EMCDataErr:00000013

TCC:001D:0024 EMCDataErr:00000013

TCC:001D:0024 EMCDataErr:00000013

ASCII Diag mode

F3 T>

Seagate Rosewood A5 Keeps beeping and restarting power Data Recovery Log

12June2024: Customer dropped the drive and seized the heads. Stiction release. Techmode Patch. HDD Id Edit. It keeps switching itself off on bad sectors or loss of readyness. Drive sounds like it has bad heads but does read ok in some areas before automatically turning off and asking for unlock. Doesn't matter if you apply an automatic script as it keeps restarting as you read sectors. To solve this please edit your smp with only these settings checked: Disable prefetch, Reading cache is disabled & Disable lookahead.

18June2024: Suspect PCB is problematic (one of the terminal messages mentions "brownout", MCU should not be resetting unless there are power issues). Modify seek/calibration flags in ROM, disable IDLE activity in SMP. Use donor PCB. Drive has DWF issue (device fault state). Resolve this by loading the disk FW (volume 0 fid 20D) and applying the "Clear device fault state (RAM)" solution. Must be reapplied when drive is repowered. Imaged the remaining customer data at full speed (after re-enabling read lookahead in SMP)

Model : ST2000LM007-1R8174
Firmware : SBK2
Capacity : 2 TB (3 907 029 168)

Boot 0x80M
Tech Unlock Handshake: 0x895A9820
Rst 0x80MSrv ETCR init 0x0000
(P) SATA Reset

(DOS Table) Worst Count: 00000000 At SU: FFFFFFFF NT: 00000000 OT: 00000000
(MC POR Duration): 0000000080
Intel 6G->3G
Send Status: COMRESET seen
CSpd= 3Gbps
Set Transfer Mode selected

15July24 Clicking and beeping,0003 in the terminal. Information from ROM does not give information about preamp:

Addr..................... : 0x00114F00

Fam ID................... : 0xA5 (Rosewood_A5)
Fam Member............... : 0x1
SN....................... : WDZ6FRZX
Servo FW rev code........ : 0x8991
Max head................. : 3
Seek mode................ : 2000
Flags.................... : 0A09
Head vendor.............. : default
RRO mode................. : 0005
Heads polarity........... : 00 00 00 00
Logical head map......... : 00 01 02 03

The patient heads part number: RX4-T AG81-D

Donor drive that we used, it was unlocked by techmode patch: HDA SN: WDZ6A92G, RPM: 5456, Wedges: 178, Heads: 4, OrigHeads: 4, Lbas: 00001D5754FF, PreampType: 82 12

The donor heads part number: RX4-T AG81-D