07-11-2012 06:27 PM
I have an Asus P9X79 Pro motherboard, and I have the Seagate drive hooked up to the Marvell controller along with an SSD doing SSD caching.
Everything works great, but I have the chirps and thought I should update the firmware. I am currently at CC4C.
However, drivedetect should no drives, and any attempt to update the firmware results in an error where no compatible disk is found. I even went so far as to decouple the SSD drive, thinking Asus setup some kind of RAID behind the scenes.
In BIOS, AHCI mode is enabled.
What is the right way to update the firmware? Do I need to open up the case and move the SATA III cable to a non-Marvell controller? If I set the BIOS to IDE, will I mess everything up?
Thanks in advance for a little direction...,
07-13-2012 08:05 PM
I have the same problem as Rhyalus. My ST2000DM001 is detected intermittently. Sometimes I can see it in the bios and sometimes I can't. My PC can't get past auto detection on both a cold boot and during a resume from sleep/hibernation.
I have had the computer resume from hibernation just fine, but after a few seconds, the HDD light came on and never went out. The system froze at that point and reset itself.
I cannot update the firmware either and get the big red "FAILED" message.
This drive is my boot drive in a new machine:
Core i5 3570k
Team Vulcan RAM 16GB
PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750
When it works, it works great, but when it doesn't... well you know how that is. I'm thinking about returning the drive for an RMA with the error code that Seatools cannot detect the drive, which is true - sometimes.
07-18-2012 07:36 AM
Hi - I don't think that we have the same problem in general.
My hard drive seems to work perfectly.
The issue is that seatools, drive detect and the firmware updater do not see the drive when it is connected to the Marvell controller. I have not experimented with going to the other 6gb/s or 3gb/s ports.
So the software is a problem, but quite frankly, the reason I want to do the firmare is for the chirps - but people are saying that this is not a fix, anyway.
Seagate, where the heck are you?
How about a simple software fix to manage the APM issue, if that is really what is going on?!?!?
07-19-2012 03:27 AM
More or less, i've the same issue (see my post here).
Under Windows SeaTools doesn't see any drive, only SeaTools for DOS work for me.
Have you already tried with the DOS version?
I hope that Seagate fix this problem as soon as possible with a new firmware update.