Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

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Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

Postby ACE_Admin » 13.01.09, 17:02

Donor should be same model and heads map should match on patient and on donor.

Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

1. Power on donor. Run the utility. Wait until initialization will
complete,then put drive to sleep mode.
2. Unscrew the PCB from donor and install it on patient drive.Screw
the screws back. And perform recalibration.
3. Wait until the drive will enter ready state, then read the modules from the drive except some "big capacity" log modules.
4. Power off donor PCB and swap it on donor HDA.
5. Write all necessary modules(Look the list below) from patient to
donor drive .Then switch drive's Power off/on.
6. Press Sleep and Swap the PCB from donor drive to patient HDA.
7. Screw all the screws and do the recalibration. The patient drive
is "hot-swapped", try to access the data on it.

Modules for those families V11P, VICTOR, PUMA, VICTORPLUS, VERNA, VERNALITE:
"UNITABLE"
"SLISTHDR" (except V11P & VICTOR)
"SLIST"
"TLIST"
"ALIST"

Modules for those families PALO, PANGO, VANGOPLUS, VELOCE,
RUBICON, P80A, P80M, DELPHI, POSEIDON, CAESAR:
"06 CONFIG"
"10 SLISTHDR"
"11 SLIST"
"12 TLIST"
"13 ALIST"
"5D CONFIG2" (if it exist in modules table)
"62 ALISTHDR" (except PANGO, VANGOPLUS, VELOCE, RUBICON, P80A)

Modules for those TRIDENT, T166(S), STORM2(S166), TRIDENT3(S250):
"05 SRVTBL"
"06 CONFIG"
"0C ARCOTBL"
"0D GEO_TBL"
"10 SLISTHDR"
"11 SLIST"
"12 TLIST"
"13 ALIST"
"17 SRVTBL2"
"18 ARCOTBL2"
"62 ALISTHDR"
"6E 10SOFS"
"71 VFY_PATT"
"80 SCT_DATA"
"9B HSC_RST"
"9C FOD_NRRO"
"9D FOD_HSC"
"9E HSC_DT"
"9F HSC_RST"
"A0 FOD_NRRO"
"A1 FOD_HSC"
"A2 HSC_DT"
"A3 HSC_CYL"
"A4 IN_SITU"
"A7 FOD_HRLR"
"B3 AVSCAN"
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Re: Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

Postby Pepe » 13.01.09, 20:14

nice info, thx Roustam!

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Re: Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

Postby dmarques » 13.01.09, 22:04

This is really helpful information.
This is the kind you can produce more :)


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Re: Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

Postby ZeBong » 15.01.09, 01:48

very good.

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For 2.5 Samsung Mango family

Postby ACE_Admin » 02.03.09, 16:35

For 2.5 Samsung Mango family

After all modules except "OVERLAY" were copied from patient to donor drive and a hot-swap was done - the drive come to ready state and the access to customer data was achieved.
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Re: Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

Postby Lux » 09.03.09, 12:15

Thank you Roustam, very useful informations!
But... how to find a donor with compatible head map? Is there any info printed on the drive labels?
Thanks!
Lucio


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Re: For 2.5 Samsung Mango family

Postby AJ2008 » 08.09.09, 19:30

Roustam wrote:For 2.5 Samsung Mango family

After all modules except "OVERLAY" were copied from patient to donor drive and a hot-swap was done - the drive come to ready state and the access to customer data was achieved.


I have some cases where module 'Overlay' is damaged. I replace this module and HDD can now be accessed.

Do you have instructions for HotSwap of F1 family?


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Re: Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

Postby Pepe » 25.09.09, 20:25

Hi,

if u replace the Overlay, also replace the PCB. Use the one that U copied the ovelay from.

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Re: Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

Postby AJ2008 » 16.10.09, 11:18

Yes, sorry I forgot to mention in cases I replace Overlay module I leave donor PCB attached to patient HDA.

Thanks pepe


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Re: Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

Postby john » 10.03.10, 13:25

good job. nice...


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Re: Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

Postby Towerrat79 » 29.10.10, 20:36

Hello Everyone
I just completed a hot swap on a Samsung drive using all of the tips and tricks within this thread. Going through the process, I kept track of the different steps that were completed. There are many great examples and recommendations within this thread, so I figured that it would help others by combining those steps into one page for a step by step reference. I tried to upload this as a document; however, those types of attachments were not permitted (.doc, .docx, or .pdf).

Keep up the good work everyone!
Frank


Hot Swap PCB on Samsung Hard Drives

Donor should be same model and heads map should match on patient and on donor.

Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:
1. Power on donor and run the utility.
2. Perform a HDD resources backup and reading modules. Accept the default HDD Profile Folder
3. Reread modules; however, append \Donor to the Path (Backup copy of the modules).
4. Wait until initialization is complete and place drive into sleep mode (Standby).
5. Unscrew the PCB from donor and install it on patient drive. Screw the screws back on and perform recalibration.
6. Wait until the drive enters the ready state, and then read the modules from the drive except some "large size" log modules and Overlay. If the drive becomes not ready (BSY, DRD, DSC) then disable the module which follows the last correctly read module (OK). Then read the modules again, unchecking modules as needed.
6.a. Example a Samsung F3 HD:
03 FIT2 OK (This module was Read, but then the process hung).
63 RCO_LOG (was the next module to be read but the system hung on this, uncheck this one)

6.b. System continues to read modules
01 FSI2 OK (This module was Read, but then the process hung)
3D ELOG (was the next module to be read but the system hung on this one, uncheck this one)

6.c. In some cases the “Overlay” is damaged. This module can be replaced; however, the PCB should now be used with the patient HD (permanently).

7. Verify that all adaptives are good.
8. Power off donor PCB and swap it on donor HDA.
9. Write all necessary modules, except Overlays (See Modules for the Families) from patient to donor drive. Then switch the drive's Power off/on.
10. Press Sleep and Swap the PCB from donor drive to patient HDA.
11. Fasten all screws onto the PCB and do the recalibration. The patient drive is "hot-swapped"
12. Minimize the Utility window and open the Data Extractor. Try to access the data on it. It is recommended to make a data copy while working with the patient drive.
12.a. It is recommended to copy the customer’s important data first (i.e. C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents…), and then copy the customers nice to have data.
13. During the recovery, the drive may lose readiness
13.a. Power off the hard drive (in Data Extractor)
13.b. Remove PCB from patient and attach it to the donor drive.
13.c. Switch to the Utility window, power on the donor drive
13.d. Recalibrate the PCB then place system in standby.
13.e. Swap the PCB to the patient HD
13.f. Recalibrate and wait for the system to become ready
13.g. Continue retrieving the data.
14. Troubleshooting problems during the Recovery (Loss of Readiness). There are many things that effect the drive, so you most likely will have to adjust the Parameters within the Data Extractor window to recover the data:
14.a. Copying Tab: Recommended are the default settings at first, then try changing the following:
14.a.i. Initial and Final LBA: If data is located in a particular partition, determine the Initial LBA and Final LBA of the partition and place those numbers into the Parameters
14.a.ii. Direction: You may have to switch between Forward and Back to recover the data.
iii. Single sector access: The system attempts to read the sector once and then continues (default is three read attempts)
14.b. Command to Read: If you cannot read the data anymore, then try switching to another command.
14.b.i. Read, use UDMA66, than try
14.b.ii. Use hardware retries
14.c. Error Handling
14.c.i. Jumpsize: If there are many errors in reading (bad sectors). Start out with a large jumpsize i.e. 1,000,000. After the hard drive has been read, then lower the number i.e. 100,000 and reread the jumped sectors.
14.c.ii. Disable “AutoRelocation” while reading (HDD RAM) (check)
14.c.iii. Disable read look-ahead (check)
14.d. Heads map: if there are failing heads or the system hangs continually in certain areas, one may have to disable certain head(s) of the drive. In Data Extractor in the Operation field, the head being currently used is displayed after the LBA. This is a good starting point.
14.d.i. With the Samsung Utility still open, in the Data Extractor window select Service\Building heads map.
14.d.ii. After the head map is built try disabling certain heads and then attempt to recover the data.
14.d.iii. Go to Task Parameters\Head map and remove all ticks by the heads except the first head in the list.
14.d.iv. Press OK and go the main task screen and press the Execute button. Looks like a play button on a CD Player.
14.d.v. When the system finishes copying the data, select another head and continue copying

Modules for the families V11P, VICTOR, PUMA, VICTORPLUS, VERNA, VERNALITE:
"UNITABLE"
"SLISTHDR" (except V11P & VICTOR)
"SLIST"
"TLIST"
"ALIST"

Modules for the families: PALO, PANGO, VANGOPLUS, VELOCE, RUBICON, P80A, P80M, DELPHI, POSEIDON, CAESAR:
"06 CONFIG"
"10 SLISTHDR"
"11 SLIST"
"12 TLIST"
"13 ALIST"
"5D CONFIG2" (if it exist in modules table)
"62 ALISTHDR" (except PANGO, VANGOPLUS, VELOCE, RUBICON, P80A)

Modules for the families: TRIDENT, T166(S), STORM2(S166), TRIDENT3(S250):
"05 SRVTBL"
"06 CONFIG"
"0C ARCOTBL"
"0D GEO_TBL"
"10 SLISTHDR"
"11 SLIST"
"12 TLIST"
"13 ALIST"
"17 SRVTBL2"
"18 ARCOTBL2"
"62 ALISTHDR"
"6E 10SOFS"
"71 VFY_PATT"
"80 SCT_DATA"
"9B HSC_RST"
"9C FOD_NRRO"
"9D FOD_HSC"
"9E HSC_DT"
"9F HSC_RST"
"A0 FOD_NRRO"
"A1 FOD_HSC"
"A2 HSC_DT"
"A3 HSC_CYL"
"A4 IN_SITU"
"A7 FOD_HRLR"
"B3 AVSCAN"
Frank Meincke
Gefund-IT (Datenrettung)
Daimlerstrasse 70
74545 Michelfeld

tel: 0791-94 66 68 52
email: Info@Gefund-IT.de
web: www.Gefund-IT.de


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Re: Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

Postby gmdata » 09.08.11, 04:49

Hi everyone

I got to samsung HDD (HD501LJ)
I tried to hot-swapping but I have some problem form step

1. Power on donor. Run the utility. Wait until initialization will complete,then put drive to sleep mode. - OK
2. Unscrew the PCB from donor and install it on patient drive.Screw the screws back. And perform recalibration. - OK
3. Wait until the drive will enter ready state, then read the modules from the drive except some "big capacity" log modules. -OK (I read all modules and save)
4. Power off donor PCB and swap it on donor HDA. - OK
5. Write all necessary modules(Look the list below) from patient to donor drive .Then switch drive's Power off/on. - stop..

When switch drive's Power off/on then doner HDD is not ready.
What do you think there is a problem with the hot-swap step?
and Can I use this doner HDD?


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Re: Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

Postby irs » 09.08.11, 11:10

Hi,
did you checked modules before writing?
AFAIK there's no checksum control on these drives so you may need to check content manually and see if they look ok, if you write damaged modules on donor you'll have the same behaviour on it.
Try to see if sending many soft resets to the donor you can reach ready, then check SA or if you want to bring back donor firmware check on other heads modules.
Hope this can help you
Bye
Luca


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Re: Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

Postby gmdata » 12.08.11, 10:02

Thank you LUCA for reply.

1. What do you think that HDD had knocking after write modules?
I tried to normal HDD but this HDD has knocking.
Is it possable in this method(hot-swap) HD501LJ?

2. I had checked patient drive modules. that is very normal.
I had write modules from donor PCB & patient drive to DB. is it right?
I had to save patient drive modules in donor PCB & donor HDA. is it right?
and make standby mode, next donor HDA and patient drive change. is it right?
When I tried recalibration, I listen to HDD noise. PC3000 do not go standby mode.

3. do you had experience hot-swap HD501LJ?

help me...please..


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Re: Steps for hot-swapping all Samsung drive families:

Postby AJ2008 » 07.09.11, 14:21

gmdata wrote:What do you think that HDD had knocking after write modules?


HD501LJ hot swap should be fairly simple. Should not knock. I can usually hot-swap to recover from cases with media damages (from not damaged surface only), so I guess unless all heads/media is bad causing knocking (unlikely) that there is some problem with SA module you write.

Try to read all patient modules again, but read from different copy, like copy 5 or 4. If problem is with SA module then maybe you get lucky and copy 5 is not with this problem.


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