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PC-3000 HDD. Seagate F3 arch. Manually Translator recovery procedure

A lot of times PC-3000 owners asked us about sharing step-by-step guide. One of the often problems on Seagate F3 architecture drives is a Translator problem. Usually we try to regenerate Translator automatically (by Translator regeneration and Recovery translator procedures). Basically … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. How to fix SIM Error 1009 RW Error 00000080 on Sentosa family

Hello Friends, Some family of Seagate F3 drives has specific issue which you wil not see on other families. One of these issues we would like to show today.

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. “MCMTFileHandler: EXCEPTION: Failed MCMT read request” error and how to fix it.

Hello Friends! Recently we’ve got a case where we saw the next message in utility terminal tab after drive’s power on: MCMTFileHandler: EXCEPTION: Failed MCMT read request We see such cases pretty often here in support, so let’s see what … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. How to Stop Worrying and Set Max LBA

This article provides a simple method for disk original size making and the analysis of hidden sectors, those LBAs undetected or improperly detected by PC-3000 or another software. The difference between “models” sectors (shown in Drive ID) and “the real … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. How to fix Init SMART Fail error

Hi Friends! How are you today? As you know SMART is very useful thing. It provides detailed infomation about Hard Drive. However SMART is broken too. Do you see this error? Init SMART Fail LED:000000CC FAddr:xxxxxxxx If yes then welcome … Continue reading

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PC-3000 HDD. Seagate F3. How to fix translator issue caused by useless defects in Non-Resident G-list

Dear Users, you are often facing with a problem when on Seagate F3 drives you can read sectors in the beginning of the drive but from certain LBA the drive is filled with UNC error and in Data Extractor sectors … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Where and how to short Seagate F3 drives

As you may know, first step of diagnostics on Seagate drives is to check terminal output after power on and check is drive able to read system files. But there a lot of firmware errors when you can’t access terminal … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3 utility. Translator recovering on Seagate F3 drives

The most popular problem of Seagate F3 drives it’s problem with Translator. Bassicaly such drives get access just to first part of users area, but the other part is unavailable for reading. Such behavior could be if Translation table have wrong defect … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3 utility. Solution of service area problem by loader

Lets look on the situation when Seagate F3 drive successfully reach Ready State, launch the motor spindle, but as soon as we trying to launch Seagate F3 Utility, drive goes in BSY state and show LED:CC error message. In this situation … Continue reading

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PC-3000 HDD. How to solve “No HOST FIS-ReadyStatusFlags” error

One of the most popular problem with Seagate F3 drives is problem with Translator. In this video we would like to show you how to fix “No HOST FIS-ReadyStatusFlags“ error. We have a drive that remains in Busy state and not … Continue reading

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