Interesting Code Dump When Running a Seagate m0 Command

Don't Lose Your Data Forever!

DIY data recovery has risks. You could lose your data forever! Don't want to risk it? Talk to a professional now.


Staff member
So, I've been clearing some old drives which had bad sectors to just sanitize them. A command I've often used to clear drives with bad sectors is:


Which I started using (with good results) after seeing it used in MRT's menu for drive refurbishing.

Normally, when I've done this I ended up with a blank drive and most of the bad sectors remapped. But, this time, I was surprised to find that instead of a blank drive, the drive is now filled with what looks like HDD firmware code as you can see here:

Clipboard01.jpg Clipboard02.jpg Clipboard03.jpg

If I wasn't about to semi-retire from this business, it might be interesting to spend some time analyzing what it dumped here. A lot looks like plain-text code that might be human interpretable.