Seagate F3 hard drive has one very common problem-the hard drive is detected as capacity 0, for professional data recovery engineers with professional data recovery tools, this is just one click to fix the capacity 0 problem and get the lost data back.
For pc end users without proper tools, this one is not easy. The drive can usually be detected within bios but displayed as 0 capacity and users cannot enter further to view data inside. However, these kind of drives can be detected within firmware repair hardware tools such as the SRP USB3.0 for Seagate, users can read and write the modules, ROM, etc.
To fix the Seagate F3 HDD capacity 0 problem, users need to have at least one COM cable-command transfer cable and one firmware repair tool at least one software to enter the terminal mode to issue the repair commands.
The 0 capacity problem is usually caused by translator failure and users just need to clear glist, clear smart and then regenerate the translator, the issue is fixed.
Connect the Seagate COM cable, enter the tool and press Ctrl+Z to enter F3 T> and then users can input the following commands to fix the F3 HDD 0 capacity problem.
After executing above commands, power off and on and the capacity 0 problem is fixed.