01-19-2009 03:56 PM - edited 01-19-2009 04:29 PM
My 3 ST3500320AS drives are broken (it takes 2 mins to recognize it by BIOS, can't access data on it etc) after official and updated firmware upgrade.
Is there any positive upgrade of 500GB Barracuda?
Is the SD1A incompatible with 500GB model?
PS. Don't have the 500GB model? Please don't mess the thread.
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01-19-2009 04:02 PM - edited 01-19-2009 04:03 PM
That's exactly what's happening to mine... It's in BIOS and the Firmware Upgrade CD detects it (still) but it doesn't boot.
I'm sorry, but Seagate:
THIS IS BS.
Oh, and you guys owe me ANOTHER CD-R. PM me and I'll send my address information
01-19-2009 04:05 PM - edited 01-19-2009 04:06 PM
add me to the list... same thing happened after the SD1A update
no RAID, using onboard connector
01-19-2009 04:05 PM - edited 01-19-2009 04:07 PM
mine is screwed too. i'm really angry about this - i followed the instructions to the letter and triple checked
my model/serial/firmware to make sure i really needed this.
i applied the darn update and now my hd doesnt work. how do i fix this?
firmware program reports firmware successful. firmware update cd scan sees the drive and shows the
new firmware. bios sees the drive, but booting is a no go.
drive connected via Intel ICH9R in AHCI mode - switching to IDE does nothing
01-19-2009 04:06 PM - last edited on 01-19-2009 05:56 PM by BradC
Same thing happened to me.
ST3500320AS, firmware upgraded with the new file, and now the unit doesn't work. BIOS recognizes it, but that's all
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01-19-2009 04:10 PM - edited 01-19-2009 04:35 PM
After the Jan 19, 2008 4:15PM CST flash, which worked unlike the earlier one, my drive is a brick. So in trying to innoculate myself from a random failure I created it. Isn't that irony?
Board - Intel DQ35JO, no RAID configured, BIOS set to IDE not AHCI.
01-19-2009 04:13 PM - edited 01-19-2009 04:13 PM