HGST: Unknown smart status after low level format

pukelis

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Hi,
I have a problem: SMART status of my drive is "unknown". It is also not possible to write or read the drive, it cannot be initialized, too. Though, I can see the right size of the drive and all SMART parameters except Threshold. As far as I know, it happened after unsuccessful low level format. Please help me to restore the original firmware or to do sth else to get the drive to working condition. I think I need a firmware and a tool do restore it. Thank you!

The model of the drive is HGST HDN726060ALE614

I also attach a screenshot.

Thank you.
 

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pukelis

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It persists. And diskpart does not help:

DISKPART> create partition primary

Disk is uninitialized, initializing it to GPT.

DiskPart has encountered an error: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).
See the System Event Log for more information.
 

andrewbedia

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It says unknown (I'm pretty sure) because there are no thresholds detected. Did this drive ever work in your possession? Try in a linux machine and use gdisk?
 

pukelis

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It was Victoria 5.36, it has hitachi commands support. It did not allow me to do low level format in SATA mode, so I connected the drive by USB and after that I "succeded". (yes, I know it was silly) :(