07-28-2011 01:48 AM
So times ago I had ten HDDs - ST3500320NS. Three of them have broken.
But I can't firmware download from boot cd as a following error.
Model ST3500320NS SN 9QM81NQ6 FW FSC6 on generic pci ata bus 0 Drive 0
No Match! Will not Download Firmware!
Error: Specific model not found. ST3500320NS expected.
My HDDs are,
ModelT3500320NS (Barracuda ES.2 SATA 500GB)
Anybody please advice me.
07-28-2011 04:48 PM
Your model wasn't effected, no update required for NS models.
What makes you think they are broken?
Can you list the PC specs and exactly what is happening when you try to run one.
Use Seatools to test, if they fail it will issue an RMA code, so write them down you will need them later.
07-30-2011 03:47 AM
07-30-2011 08:25 AM
This is what I found Franc
|Barracuda ES / Barracuda ES.2 drives that are not affected:|
|Barracuda ES||Any Barracuda ES drive with model number ending in NS are not affected.|
|Barracuda ES.2 SAS||Any Barracuda ES.2 drive with model number ending in SS are not affected.|
|Barracuda ES.2 FC||Any Barracuda ES.2 drive with model number ending in FC are not affected.|
|Barracuda ES.2 SATA||Any Barracuda ES.2 drive with SN06 or SN16 firmware are not affected.|
I thought it was only the AS models that had the troubles.
07-30-2011 03:03 PM
I have spent a lot of time scrutinizing disk reliability and the corporate disks have not surfaced as being dodgy like the AS crowd
I suspect that heat in a server may have led to the downfall of a couple of disks
My rig keeps disks < 33C
07-30-2011 03:10 PM
07-30-2011 05:09 PM - edited 07-30-2011 05:09 PM
I think you are right Franc, but the way the page comes up would lead most to think theirs is ok.