HGST SN150 / Application Accelerator s1130 1.6TB Bad Firmware Update

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  1. wickedgtr

    wickedgtr New Member

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    Hello,

    I have a SN150/s1130 PCIe NVMe Drive that I attempted to update the firmware. There appears to be 4 slots on the device, and I attempted to flash it twice, using different slot numbers. First Slot2, then Slot4. When I flashed it to Slot2, it didnt work, but a powercycle brought it back online using the original firmware, but it said Slot2 was active next boot.

    I then tried updating again (different bin file, I have no description on which is the correct one since HGST support moved to WDC's portal) - this time to slot4, set it active and reset. Now the device doesnt appear to be visible on the PCI Bus, solid orange light (error status).

    I believe my mistake was not setting Slot1 back as active, rebooting, then attempting to flash again, because it does seem to have a failback for bad flashes, but now the previous active slot, slot2 is also a bad flash. Does anyone know of a way to change the active Slot for firmware, if I am unable to see the card? There is a micro-usb port on the rear of the adapter, and I have ttl converters and other serial devices if there is a low level way to access the drive/firmware/nvram to fix this.

    Any help would be great, I have no idea if there is active support on this device, since I purchased it 2nd hand.
     
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  2. fohdeesha

    fohdeesha Kaini Industries

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    plug it into your pc via the USB connection and see what you get (unknown device, USB > serial adapter, etc). If you're lucky you'll get a standard USB > serial adapter and can pull up a u-boot CLI or similar
     
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    Before I posted, I did attempt connecting to the USB port, both while installed/powered on in a PC, and while disconnected. There is no device found or discovered. I assume there is something that either needs to be connected/changed to enable the USB device, or they are just using a micro USB connector for a different interface, like a TTL serial port. I'll pull out my micro usb break out, and see if I can find anything.
     
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