replacing hard disk

stephen

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Both my T2's hard disks have started to fail with unrecoverable errors, they were bought at roughly the same time so it is not surprising.
My issue is that I have several identical 500gb pipeline2 drives that are perfect with less than 100 hrs but they were formatted and used on the PC, I come now to put replace the faulty drives with these but the Humax doesn't see them to format.
What am I doing wrong please.
 

MartinLiddle

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Both my T2's hard disks have started to fail with unrecoverable errors, they were bought at roughly the same time so it is not surprising.
What do you mean by unrecoverable errors please?
My issue is that I have several identical 500gb pipeline2 drives that are perfect with less than 100 hrs but they were formatted and used on the PC, I come now to put replace the faulty drives with these but the Humax doesn't see them to format.
Where did you source the drives from?
 
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stephen

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Might have been ,Novatech. The drives are the same age as the Humax boxes. Just never used apart from some PC file storage.
looking at the smart data generated from the PC, they have both had aound 11 power ons, with 63 hrs.
 

Black Hole

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Both my T2's hard disks have started to fail with unrecoverable errors
Are you running the custom firmware? I presume so, otherwise how would you know these "errors" are unrecoverable?

https://hummy.tv/forum/threads/steps-for-repairing-a-disk-of-unknown-faults.3082/

the Humax doesn't see them to format.
It's a stab in the dark, but I suggest pre-formatting them to Ext3. Download the GParted live Linux DVD image and burn it to DVD, boot from it, and use the included partition manager to empty the target HDD and format it Ext3. You could also do this by making a bootable USB drive.
 
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stephen

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Hi,
Yes custom firmware.
Just trying Ex2FSD on PC which is a volume manager, which supports Ext2 and Ext3.
I can replicate the partitions exactly as the original faulty drive and format Ext3 ?
 

Black Hole

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Just make the whole thing Ext3 and then let the HDR-FOX format it as required - assuming it is now recognised.

If not, I don't know what the answer is. We have seen drives not being recognised before, with no resolution AFAICR.

So, what about these "unrecoverable" errors - you've been through the usual fixdisk stuff?
 

prpr

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Why would creating a filesystem on a disk suddenly make it recognisable?
It's just utter guff... like most of the vagueness of the other messages in this thread.
 

Black Hole

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It's something to try. Like I said, I don't recall this type of problem having been solved before, and if you don't give it a try you never know - just saying nay with no alternative suggestion isn't helpful.
 

prpr

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It's something to try.
So's squirting washing up liquid down the drain in the hope it will end up in the sea and evaporate and turn into soapy rain which will wash the CV19 off everybody.
if you don't give it a try you never know
You might not.
just saying nay with no alternative suggestion isn't helpful.
Nor is posting vague messages with no detail - "unrecoverable errors" and "500gb pipeline2".
 

bottletop

Member
The original drive that was in my HDR was ST3500312CS firmware sc13 P/N 9GW132-191.
So a quick search in this forum reveals
Others have reported that if you have an exact drive replacement, it needs to be part number 9GW132-191 (or maybe later?)
 

Black Hole

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So's squirting washing up liquid down the drain in the hope it will end up in the sea and evaporate and turn into soapy rain which will wash the CV19 off everybody.
My suggestion wouldn't kill anyone or anything, and I qualified it as a "stab in the dark". What have you done to offer help? Nothing, just thrown in quibbles to turn the thread argumentative.

Others have reported that if you have an exact drive replacement, it needs to be part number 9GW132-191 (or maybe later?)
This is an opportunity to gather data and find out what the actual problem is, so how do we do that?

Nor is posting vague messages with no detail - "unrecoverable errors" and "500gb pipeline2".
Give the OP the benefit of the doubt - he might have followed existing advice to the end and found no resolution... hence "unrecoverable".
 
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Trev

The Dumb One
Stop effin arguin and try to help the OP for Christ's sake.
So far BH is tghe only person to have at lest made an attempt at helping, and 'he who is a bit of an expert' (aledgedly) has just poo pooed that without actually saying anything constructive. GET A GRIP.
 

/df

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In the previous cases, apparently an incompatible Seagate Pipeline disk (part # 9GW132-012) did not support SATA II (3Gbit/s) but only SATA I (1.5Gbit/s).
 
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