01-12-2009 05:37 PM
01-12-2009 08:18 PM
My experience is similar to yours, but my drives are stable after installing SD17 (on one disk) and CC1H (on the other 5). My chipset is an ICH10R (gigabyte mobo, latest intel drivers) in raid 5 on vista 64 bit premium, and all seems to be well. I was having some freezing issues like you before I installed a couple case fans to keep everything cool, now they have been stable for several weeks, reading and writing several terabytes of data. Are your drives hot?
01-16-2009 03:43 PM
My drive firmware is SD17 updated to SD1A. It runs on Vista 64bits enterprise for a month. No freeze. No jam.
BUT there are a metal clink noise from time to time.
It happen randomly without the drive spin up or down.
Is this normal?
I am really worry that the drive could die and all my stored data will be gone.
01-23-2009 11:10 AM
They have anounced a new firmware for the 1.5 TB as well, but it hasn't been released yet. See http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/
New firmware just released for the following drives (1.5 TB included!):
01-23-2009 11:39 AM
So if you already upgraded the Firmware to SD1A, should we now update to 2B?
That's my understanding, I got 5 1.5 TB drives to do, and 3 of them are empty (never installed them due to the issues known to all). So I will update them and report back.
01-23-2009 01:05 PM - edited 01-23-2009 01:08 PM
01-24-2009 06:03 AM
See this KB article about the 32 MB cache issue:
Still I think it's stupid for Seagate to store 0000h. If they were to store FFFFh then that would equal to 31.999MB which most people be quite happy with as they can see "nearly 32MB" so they will know it's OK. That will be more acceptable than 0 MB or N/A as reported by many drive testing tools when they think the drive has actually no cache. And if the specification is out-of-date then push for a change, don't give excuses...