Konica Minolta Bizhub i series storage board (STRGB)

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  • copier tech
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    • Jan 2014
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    [Misc] Konica Minolta Bizhub i series storage board (STRGB)

    Quick question, regarding the known storage board issues, usually not booting up / stuck at 25% or 50%

    We had this exact issue on a C250i, fitted a new STRGB followed the service manual, updated firmware etc etc device came to ready, job done.

    Now I took the old storage board away, connected to a USB caddy in a laptop (recommended by Konica Minolta UK) & was I able to format the STRGB in Windows, delete all partitions to effectively create a 'new' storage board.

    I have yet to try this memory board in another i series device.

    Interested to hear your views on this.

    This is the device we used.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08H22BV1N?th=1
    Last edited by copier tech; 02-09-2024, 12:06 AM.
  • elmaligno
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    • Oct 2009
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    Re: Konica Minolta Bizhub i series storage board (STRGB)

    Originally posted by copier tech
    Quick question, regarding the known storage board issues, usually not booting up / stuck at 25% or 50%

    We had this exact issue on a C250i, fitted a new STRGB followed the service manual, updated firmware etc etc device came to ready, job done.

    Now I took the old storage board away, connected to a USB caddy in a laptop (recommended by Konica Minolta UK) & was I able to format the STRGB in Windows, delete all partitions to effectively create a 'new' storage board.

    I have yet to try this memory board in another i series device.

    Interested to hear your views on this.

    This is the device we used.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08H22BV1N?th=1


    If the STRGB is not physically damaged, you can connect it to a computer, erase the partitions and format it in FAT32, and it would be ready to work on another computer, suitable for any model of the "i" series.
    But it is even easier to make the partition on the machine itself with the "magic sequence", as long as it allows us to boot with the USB that contains the FW.
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    • tsbservice
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      #3
      Re: Konica Minolta Bizhub i series storage board (STRGB)

      Originally posted by elmaligno
      If the STRGB is not physically damaged, you can connect it to a computer, erase the partitions and format it in FAT32, and it would be ready to work on another computer, suitable for any model of the "i" series.
      But it is even easier to make the partition on the machine itself with the "magic sequence", as long as it allows us to boot with the USB that contains the FW.
      Do you mean that we can put troubled SSD into working machine and try "magic sequence"?
      We have a couple of replaced SSDs sitting on the shelf, can we revive some?
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      • elmaligno
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        Re: Konica Minolta Bizhub i series storage board (STRGB)

        Originally posted by tsbservice
        Do you mean that we can put troubled SSD into working machine and try "magic sequence"?
        We have a couple of replaced SSDs sitting on the shelf, can we revive some?
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        • copier tech
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          • Jan 2014
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          #5
          Re: Konica Minolta Bizhub i series storage board (STRGB)

          Originally posted by tsbservice
          Do you mean that we can put troubled SSD into working machine and try "magic sequence"?
          We have a couple of replaced SSDs sitting on the shelf, can we revive some?

          This is what I was hoping, mine was corrupted, but worked fine when fitted to this caddy.

          So in the caddy do I delete all partitions so the board is basically blank & I can use it in another i series ?

          The 'magic' sequence is attached below.

          BootProgram_Update.pdf

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          • elmaligno
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            • Oct 2009
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            #6
            Re: Konica Minolta Bizhub i series storage board (STRGB)

            Originally posted by copier tech
            This is what I was hoping, mine was corrupted, but worked fine when fitted to this caddy.

            So in the caddy do I delete all partitions so the board is basically blank & I can use it in another i series ?

            The 'magic' sequence is attached below.

            [ATTACH]61536[/ATTACH]
            That is right
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            • jayschrodter
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              • Dec 2012
              • 35

              #7
              Re: Konica Minolta Bizhub i series storage board (STRGB)

              We had some that tested okay in a caddy but would not work in the machine for whatever reason. You could read and write ok on the computer however.
              Seems to mostly work great to clean the drive in disk part and then initialize the drive as raw.

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              • Albonline
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                • Sep 2008
                • 1056

                #8
                Re: Konica Minolta Bizhub i series storage board (STRGB)

                Originally posted by copier tech
                This is what I was hoping, mine was corrupted, but worked fine when fitted to this caddy.

                So in the caddy do I delete all partitions so the board is basically blank & I can use it in another i series ?

                The 'magic' sequence is attached below.
                [ATTACH]61536[/ATTACH]
                I use testdisk in the caddy. clear it partition and format fat 32, hammer with testing ap for a few days ,if no problems, clear it to raw with the testdisk ap and reuse in copier. I have found that the early ssds actually failed, while the later ones where just corrupt.

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