So I’ve had this old Seagate 1TB hard drive sitting in a desk drawer for over a year now. I had it installed a Windows Server 2008 box that I was using as a file server and backup location for pictures and home videos until it unceremoniously stopped responding one day. Of course most of the files were not backed up anywhere so when the drive went Tango Uniform I figured they were all lost. After a bit of googling I discovered that this series of drives in fact had faulty firmware causing the drive to lock up in a BSY state and with some carefully executed shell commands they could be brought back to life.

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