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Hutil203.exe (For FDD)
Hutil_Bootcd.iso (For CD ROM Drive)
 

1. Preliminary
Hutil (The Drive Diagnostic Utility) is made with the aim of testing a Samsung hard disk drive while it is installed inside a PC, regardless of the status of user’s operating system. In fact of the drives returned to Samsung, a large percentage are NTF(“No Trouble Found”) after testing. So it is strongly recommended to test the drive if it is truly defective by a few fundamental troubleshooting of Hutil first, to avoid user’s unnecessary effort and inconvenience of replacing a good drive.

Hutil can test a drive solely manufactured by Samsung. It is strongly recommended to back up the user’s significant data in advance because Hutil has a Write operation that can erase it. Samsung has no responsibility of lost data. The version on pictures may be different from that you download.

2. Target models
This program is just available below SAMSUNG HDDs.
SERIES
MODEL NUMBER
SpinPoint P120
SP2014N, SP2514N, SP2004C, SP2504C
SpinPoint V120
HA250JC, HA200JC
SpinPoint M40
MP0302H, MP0402H, MP0603H, MP0804H,
HM040HI, HM060II, HM080JI
SpinPoint P80
SP0211N, SP0401N, SP0612N, SP0802N, SP0812N,
SP1203N, SP1213N, SP1604N, SP1614N, SP0812C,
SP1213C, SP1614C, SP0822N
SpinPoint V80
SV0401N, SV0802N, SV1203N, SV1604N, SV0211N, SV0612N, SV0802E, SV1203E, SV1604E
SpinPoint VL40
SV0211H, SV0311H, SV0401H, SV0411N, SV0211N
SpinPoint PL40
SP0411N, SP0211N, SP0311N, SP0411C
SpinPoint V60
SV1204H, SV0813H, SV0602H, SV0301H
SpinPoint P40
SP8004H, SP6003H, SP4002H, SP2001H, SP80A4H, SP60A3H, SP40A2H, SP20A1H
SpinPoint V40
SV8004H, SV6003H, SV4002H, SV2001H, SV8014H, SV6014H, SV6013H, SV4012H, SV3012H, SV2011H
SpinPoint V30
SV6004H, SV4003H, SV3002H, SV2002H, SV0802H
SpinPoint P20
SP4004H, SP3003H, SP2002H, SP1001H
SpinPoint V20400
SV4084H, SV3063H, SV2042H, SV1021H, SV0761H
If you want to test other SAMSUNG products, please use the SHDIAG.
3. Execution
Hutil is a DOS based utility so it is needed to prepare a bootable 1.44-MB diskette in advance.
Download Hutil_creator.exe on the diskette prepared from the internet. (Hutil_creator.exe is an auto extract execution file.)
When you execute the Hutil_creator.exe, Hutil folder will be created and extract Hutil.exe and Hutilxxx.cfg files.
Reboot the system by above diskette.
Execute the program by typing A:\Hutil.exe in DOS mode.
Please Back-up your data before executing this program. Hutil.exe and Hutilxxx.cfg have to be always together on same folder.
4. Test Result
All test results are logged in a file called HTxxxxxx.LOG on the diskette automatically. “xxxxxx” represents drive Serial Number from the 9th to the last.
Log file of test result is useful to provide users with further technical support.
5. Functions
Top screen


HUTIL                                                         vX.XX



                     HUTIL   (SAMSUNG HDD UTILITY)   vX.XX

   Copyright :
   SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS Co., Ltd. 2002. All rights reserved.
   
www.samsunghdd.co.kr(Korean) / www.samsunghdd.com(English)

   DISCLAIMER :
   Please read this DISCLAIMER carefully BEFORE executing HUTIL.
   This program 'HUTIL' may erase all data on your drive.
   Therefore, we strongly recommend to BACK-UP your data
   before using this program.
   SAMSUNG has no responsibility of the lost data.

   Do you accept the preceding disclaimer ? (Y/N)
   If you choose No, HUTIL will close.
   To continue HUTIL, you must accept this agreement.
 

 

[Esc] EXIT TO DOS                [Y] AGREE, RUN HUTIL               [N] DISAGREE, EXIT TO DOS


Select the HDD which you want to test
Use the UP/DOWN ARROW keys

Main menu

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX


TOOL
OPTION
EXIT TO DOS

 

If you have any question about HUTIL, contact us via http://www.samsunghdd.com

[Esc] EXIT TO DOS          [UP/DOWN ARROW] MOVE CURSOR         [ENTER] RUN



TOOL contains SET MAX ADDRESS, ERASE HDD, SET MAX UDMA, AUTOMATIC ACOUSTIC MANAGEMENG and SELF DIAGNOSTIC.
OPTION contains DRIVE INFORMATION, AUTO DETECTION, ABOUT HUTIL and DOS SHELL.

Select menu (Tool)

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX


TOOL      
OPTION
EXIT TO

 


SET MAX ADDRESS                              
ERASE HDD
SET MAX UDMA MODE
AUTOMATIC ACOUSTIC MANAGEMENT
SELF DIAGNOSTIC

 

If you have any question about HUTIL, contact us via http://www.samsunghdd.com

[Esc] EXIT TO DOS          [UP/DOWN ARROW] MOVE CURSOR         [ENTER] RUN



1. SET MAX ADDRESS : Resizing capacity
2. ERASE HDD : 0-write or low level format
3. SET MAX UDMA MODE : Switching transfer mode
4. AUTOMATIC ACOUSTIC MANAGEMENT : Changing acoustic noise level
5. SELF DIAGNOSTIC : Diagnosing each function and surface defect
1. Select submenu (SET MAX ADDRESS)

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX


TOOL      
OPTION
EXIT TO


SET MAX   
ERASE HD
SET MAX
AUTOMATI
SELF DIA


PROCESS
  
TARGET LBA      [39179952]     
  TARGET SIZE     [19130MB ]
  MODE      [ NON-VOLATILE ]
RECOVER NATIVE SIZE
DISPLAY CURRENT STATUS

----------------------------- Enter Target LBA -----------------------
39179952

ISet up the target LBA.

[Esc] EXIT TO DOS          [UP/DOWN ARROW] MOVE CURSOR         [ENTER] RUN

Set Max Address

This screen shows how to use SET MAX ADDRESS. Default value of TARGET LBA or TARGET SIZE represents the current drive size. If you want to resize drive capacity, select TARGET LBA or TARGET SIZE and type the proper LBA or MB number that you want to change. After adjusting drive capacity, perform PROCESS by pressing Enter Key.
Regarding MODE, you are presented to select either NON-VOLATILE, changed capacity is effective regardless of power off/on, or VOLATILE, changed capacity is effective as long as power on (i.e. after power off/on, drive capacity will be retrieved to original one).
If you want to recover to the original size of drive, perform RECOVER NATIVE SIZE by pressing Enter Key. DISPLAY CURRENT STATUS represents the current size of drive.
If you set 32GB Clip due to capacity limitation of system, remove the 32GB clip to adjust the LBA or SIZE.
After performing SET MAX ADDRESS user’s previous data will be corrupted. Therefore it takes into great consideration to back-up the data in advance. Samsung has no responsibility of lost data.

2. Select submenu (ERASE HDD)

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX


TOOL      
OPTION
EXIT TO


SET MAX   
ERASE HD
SET MAX
AUTOMATI
SELF DIA


PROCESS                                            
  TARGET LBA      [39179952]     
  TARGET SIZE     [19130MB ]
ERASE MBR
ERASE THE ENTIRE AREA
LOW LEVEL FORMAT

 

Execute the low level formatting. Data of drive will be erased.

[Esc] EXIT TO DOS          [UP/DOWN ARROW] MOVE CURSOR         [ENTER] RUN



You can erase your drive partially or entirely.

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX


TOOL      


SET MAX  ADDRESS


     [ WARNING  :  Read carefully !!! ]

     ERASE HDD will erase all data on your drive.
     Therefore, we strongly recommend to BACK-UP your data
     before using this program.

    Do you agree ? (Y/N)
    If you choose No. Erase HDD will not work.
    To continue ERASE HDD, you must accept this agreement.
 


Execute the low level formatting. Data of drive will be erased.

[Esc] EXIT TO DOS          [UP/DOWN ARROW] MOVE CURSOR         [ENTER] RUN



Because of data protection, above message will appear.
3. Select submenu (SET MAX UDMA)

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX


TOOL      
OPTION
EXIT TO


SET MAX   
ERASE HD
SET MAX
AUTOMATI
SELF DIA


ADDRESS

PROCESS                                          
  UDMA MODE      [ UDMA33  ]     
DISPLAY CURRENT MODE

 

Change the maximum UDMA mode.

[Esc] EXIT TO DOS          [UP/DOWN ARROW] MOVE CURSOR         [ENTER] RUN

Set Max UDMA Mode

This screen shows how to use SET MAX UDMA MODE. If the transmission mode of Mainboard is UDMA33 and the drive’s mode is UDMA 100, then recommended to adjust drive’s mode to UDMA 33 by this function. This will not perform write operation but recommended to back up the data in preparation for the worst case.
Select the proper UDMA mode by selecting UDMA MODE (33/66/100/133 is changed by pressing Enter Key) and perform PROCESS by pressing Enter Key. DISPLAY CURRENT MODE represents the current UDMA status.
Model for support UDMA66 : The last character of model name is D (Ex. SV4084D) Model for support UDMA100:The last character of model name is H (Ex. SV4084H) Model for support UDMA133:The last character of model name is N (Ex. SV0411N)
SET MAX UDMA will not enhance drive performance at all.


4. Select submenu (AUTOMATIC ACOUSTIC MANAGEMENT)

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX


TOOL      
OPTION
EXIT TO


SET MAX   
ERASE HDD
SET MAX
AUTOMATI
SELF DIA


ADDRESS

PROCESS                                          
  AAM MODE               [  DISABLE   ] 
DISPLAY CURRENT MODE

 

Change the automatic acoustic management level.

[Esc] EXIT TO DOS          [UP/DOWN ARROW] MOVE CURSOR         [ENTER] RUN


AAM

Following screen shows how to use AUTOMATIC ACOUSTIC MANAGEMENT. You can select a proper seek mode among FAST/MIDDLE/QUIET in accordance with user’s circumstance.

Select the proper AAM by selecting AAM MODE (Quiet/Middle/Fast is changed by pressing Enter Key) and perform PROCESS by pressing Enter Key. DISPLAY CURRENT MODE represents current AAM status.
Performance : Fast>Middle>Quiet (Fast is the best)
  Acoustic Noise: Fast>Middle>Quiet (Fast is the worst)

5. Select submenu ( SELF DIAGNOSTIC)

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX



  [SELF DIAGNOSTIC]
  Model Name     : SAMSUNG SV2001H
  Rom Revision   : QN100-07
  Serial Number   : 0390J1CRB00396
  Start Time         : Fri Jun 21 10:25:56 2002

   >> CHECK CHANNEL INTEGRITY  : Testing...   Pass !
   >> CHECK M.C.                            : Testing...   Pass !
   >> CHECK S.M.A.R.T.                   : Testing...   Pass !
   >> SPIN DOWN / UP                     : Testing...   /

 

 

 >> SPIN DOWN / UP

[Esc] STOP



You can see above screen during function test and simple surface scan.

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX



  [SELF DIAGNOSTIC]
  Model Name     : SAMSUNG SV2001H

 
   [ SURFACE SCAN TEST ]

   It's recommended to scan the entire disk surface !
   If you choose Yes, it will take certail amount of time.
   If you choose No, SURFACE SCAN TEST will be skipped.

   Do you want to scsn the entire disk surface ? (Y/N)
 

  >> RANDOM SURFACE SCAN           : Testing...   Pass !
  >> READ SURFACE SCAN                 : Testing...
 

 

 >> READ SURFACE SCAN

[Esc] SKIP                [Y] AGREE, START               [N] DISAGREE, SKIP



Because of big capacity, above message will appear.
If you want to scan entire surface, press ´y´.

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX



  [SELF DIAGNOSTIC]
  Model Name     : SAMSUNG SV2001H

 
   [ SURFACE SCAN TEST ]

   It's recommended to scan the entire disk surface !
   If you choose Yes, it will take certail amount of time.
   If you choose No, SURFACE SCAN TEST will be skipped.

   Do you want to scsn the entire disk surface ? (Y/N)
 

  >> RANDOM SURFACE SCAN           : Testing...   Pass !
  >> READ SURFACE SCAN                 : Testing...   Pass !

  End Time                : Fri Jun 21 10:41:24 2002
  Teat was completed.
 

 

 If you have any question about HUTIL, contact us via http://www.samsunghdd.com

 TO CONTINUE, PRESS ANY KEY...



If there is no error on it, you will get above message.

Select menu (OPTION)

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX


TOOL     
OPTION  
EXIT TO

 


 DRIVE INFORMATION                          
 AUTO DETECTION
 ABOUT HUTIL
 DOS SHELL

 

 [ESC] BACK         [UP/DOWN ARROW] MOVE CURSOR        [ENTER] RUN

 Display the drive information.



1. DRIVE INFORMATION : You can see your drive’s information.
2. AUTO DETECTION : If you have more then 2 drives and if you have to select another drive
for testing, use this.
3. ABOUT HUTIL : You can confirm the version of HUTIL.
4. DOS SHELL : You can move to DOS screen.
1. Select submenu (DRIVE INFORMATION)

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX


T
O
E

 


 ----------------------- Drive Information -----------------------
  
MODEL NAME                       : SAMSUNG SV2001H                                      
  SERIAL NUMBER                  : 0390J1CRB00396
  F/W REVISION                      : QN100-07
  Current Size                          : 19130MB (LBA : 39179952)
  Native Size                            : 19130MB (LBA : 39179952)
  Current AAM Mode                : DISABLE
  LBA Mode                             : SUPPORT
  DMA Mode                            : SUPPORT
  Multiword DMA mode 2 and below are supported.
  multiword DMA mode 2 is selected.
  Supports ATA/ATAPI-6
  Ultra DMA mode 5(UDMA100.0) and below are supported.
  Ultra DMA mode is not selected.
 


If you have any question about HUTIL, contact us via http://www.samsunghdd.com

[Esc] EXIT TO DOS          [UP/DOWN ARROW] MOVE CURSOR         [ENTER] RUN



2. Select submenu (AUTO DETECTION)

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX


TOOL
OPTION
EXIT T

 


  [ AUTO DETECTION ]                                                                                     

  PRIMARY         MASTER : SAMSUNG SV2001H                       [READY]
  PRIMARY            SLAVE : None.
  SECCONDARY MASTER : SAMSUNG SPXXXXH                       [READY
  SECONDARY      SLAVE : None.

  RUN AUTO DETECTION AGAIN.                                             [READY

  Auto-Detection was completed.
  To select the working drive.
  move cursor to the drive, and press Enter.
  You can select SAMSUNG HDD only.


 

If you have any question about HUTIL, contact us via http://www.samsunghdd.com

[Esc] BACK          [UP/DOWN ARROW] MOVE CURSOR         [ENTER] SELECT OR RUN



3. Select submenu (ABOUT HUTIL)

HUTIL                                                         vX.XX


TOOL      
OPTION  
EXIT TO

 


 DRIVE INFO  
 AUTO DETE
 
ABOUT HUTI 
 DOS SHELL

 


-------------------- About -----------------------

HUTIL (SAMSUNG HDD UTILITY)

Version x.xx

Copyright (c) 2002

Samsung Electronics Co., LTD

All rights reserved.
 

 

 If you have any question about HUTIL, contact us via http://www.samsunghdd.com

 [Esc] EXIT TO DOS          [UP/DOWN ARROW] MOVE CURSOR         [ENTER] RUN

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