08-31-2009 10:39 PM
09-03-2009 09:29 AM
09-27-2009 10:09 PM
Tried the USB to TTL serial cable method for clearing the fimrware logs. Search around you will find it for Seagate Barracuda 7200.11. Guess what it perfectly worked. Did a backup from the faulty drive and now sending it for warranty replacement.
09-28-2009 05:00 PM
09-28-2009 09:01 PM
Maybe you would understand what I am trying to ask. :-) Since i have asked by private message a number of users and everybody guides me towards the frustrating seagate serial chceker web page.
09-29-2009 01:11 AM
I see your problem, tbh all I can find is the link to the checker one, the posts about this rare FW are all nearly a year old and nobody seems to have a link to it, personally I'd try the one that is listed for the 333as model, I have a feeling this other one was a beta version and has been replaced with a one for all official one, generally OEM means you get a box,cable and better backup warranty, you'll soon know if it's not the right one as the drive will normally reject any update not designed for it, besides there is no disclaimer on the page, just the model you have and the FW they offer, so worst case is you will need to return it if the flash makes a mess of it.
If the firmware upgrade installation instructions are not followed properly the firmware upgrade could be data destructive and/or render your hard drive inoperable. As Seagate does not warrant the data on your drive, in addition to regular back-ups, if possible your data should be backed up before upgrading the drive firmware. Additional information on backing-up the contents of your drive can be found at www.seagate.com. Though this firmware upgrade to your product is a change to the product the terms and conditions of your Seagate warranty for the product will remain effective to its normal expiration. For other warranties on your product please consult the warranty documentation provided by your supplier.
Second one in the list, ones a utility and the other the FW.