[clug] Hard drive wanted

David Adams u2552331 at anu.edu.au
Fri Sep 21 03:41:23 GMT 2007

Wow. You *might* just be in luck mate. :)

I have a working IDE Seagate Barracuda 7200.8, 250gb drive. The specs on 
it are:

Model Family: Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 -- Match.
Device Model: ST3250823A -- Match.
Serial Number: 3ND2C14J -- Not a match, but honestly I think this 
uniquely identifies the drive? So it CAN'T match?
Firmware Version: 3.03 -- Match.
Date Code: 06217 -- A fair bit off. :( Still, that's only one thing.
User Capacity: 250gb -- Match.

This disc has got stuff on it I want (NTFS formatted), but I can 
probably find somewhere to store it while you do whatever with it. To be 
honest there's actually nothing mission critical there, but the 
convenience factor is high in this case.

Mail me and we'll sort out a way to get in contact with each other, etc.



fiddleheadfern wrote:
> Oh wow. What a coincidence! I'm in EXACTLY the same position as Fred's
> colleague except that my graduate thesis was on the dead drive!!! In fact,
> I'm even looking for EXACTLY the same model & part as Fred is, albeit with a
> different firmware and date code range. 
> If anyone out there (especially you, Paul) has a drive that fits the bill,
> PLEASE let me know! If you do, I'd happily do whichever you'd prefer: (1)
> Borrow the circuit board long enough for my genius technician to swap it
> onto my dead drive, retrieve my uber-important files, and then swap it back
> unharmed (guaranteed!); (2) Buy the drive off of you for the going online
> rate + S&H; or (3) Buy you a brand new ST3250823A drive instead. Whichever
> you'd prefer. I just REALLY need to find a matching drive before my advisor
> asks to see my results....
> Here are the drive specs I'm looking for (most of which are a repeat of
> Fred's):
> Model Family:     Seagate Barracuda 7200.8
> Device Model:     ST3250823A
> Serial Number:    5ND08JK1   ---> I don't think this has to be an exact
> match (?)
> Firmware Version:    3.03   ---> Note that this is different to the one Fred
> needs
> Date Code:    05421   ---> Note: Seagate tech support said that I should be
> looking for a code that's within about a month of this
> User Capacity:    250gb (more or less)
> Apparently getting a drive with a matching firmware & date code is vital to
> a successful data retrieval, so I'm *really* hoping that one of you guys has
> a matching drive that I could borrow or buy. Thx.
> Pilcher, Fred wrote:
>>> A colleague of mine has a 250GB hard drive whose circuit board committed
>>> suicide. The drive's got a lot of important stuff on it so he's trying
>>> to chase up another identical drive whose circuit board he can swap over
>>> to recover his data. 
> Paul Wayper-2 wrote:
>> I have two of these at home - according to smartctl:
>> Model Family:     Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 family
>> Device Model:     ST3250823A
>> Serial Number:    3ND01DCJ
>> Firmware Version: 3.01
>> User Capacity:    250,059,350,016 bytes
>> Model Family:     Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 family
>> Device Model:     ST3250823A
>> Serial Number:    5ND0Y73D
>> Firmware Version: 3.03
>> User Capacity:    250,059,350,016 bytes

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