ot: seagate barracuda hd problem....

ushere wrote on 1/22/2009, 1:28 AM

i was going to email my guru directly (hello bob!), but i thought there might be others with the same hd's - the one with the firmware problems:


i have one of these (ST3750330AS), but in a dlink nas, so can't actually access it 'directly'. it seems to be behaving itself (though i've just backed it up to another hd, just in case), but if i want to apply the firmware fix, how would i go about it?



btw. how do i identify the firmware version if it's in a nas?


John_Cline wrote on 1/22/2009, 2:03 AM
If you update the firmware, you might "brick" the drive. See this important article from Tom's Hardware:

Seagate's Update Bricking Working HDDs
farss wrote on 1/22/2009, 2:16 AM
"i was going to email my guru directly (hello bob!),"

Seagate free zone here. I have been reading about it. What an unholy mess. My advice if you've got one. Buy some other brand (Samsung have been good for me), copy all the data onto your new drive. Throw Seagate in bin and move on.

HDDs are so cheap today they're not worth worrying about.

FuTz wrote on 1/22/2009, 4:03 AM
So that's why it appears in blue in my Explorer window ?
Always asked myself why ... but I can access the files without problems so far. I'll check what's in the BIOS later concerning my drive (ST3750330AS).
Stockage drive, not OS so I guess I'm kind of lucky in a way...
rstrong wrote on 1/22/2009, 9:25 AM
I used a Seagate drive once, didn't care for it at all. I don't remember what the issue was, but I gave it away and never looked back.

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Coursedesign wrote on 1/22/2009, 9:43 AM
Good luck with trying to find a disk drive manufacturer that never screws up.

I have used all the major brands extensively, and Seagate has been tops other than a few models recently with major problems caused by their Chinese factory being unable to get the QA in order.

At this moment, Western Digital may have had the longest run of good drives, but they have not been flawless.

I have a bunch of Samsung Spinpoint F1 drives that have been doing a yeoman's work, but they're not necessarily "the best" for everything.

It's also a bit comical that the super-expensive "Enterprise" drives are no more reliable.

I guess they're called "Enterprise" because they should be shot into space to see if it is possible to hit the deck of that ship from here on Earth.

Infinite5ths wrote on 1/22/2009, 10:01 AM
Wait...you mean the USS Enterprise actually EXISTS??????? YEAH BABY!!!! I really thought all hope was lost for seeing that ship in my lifetime. Now I feel like a new man.
ddm wrote on 1/22/2009, 10:51 AM
You might need to pull it out of the enclosure and hook it up directly to one of your available sata ports and run the seagate id software, it takes a second. I have the same disk but my serial number is not in the problem zone, so I guess I'm ok.