02-13-2010 02:06 PM
So I checked through the fourms and found seagate models ending with AS don't have the G-Force Free Fall sensor and the ASG models do(I checked because I have a apple. SMS conflict stuff).
So after I got done, just forthe heck of it I checked the SMART Attributes and sure enough #254(Free_Fall_Sensor) is there.
Is it possible seagate leaves the sensor in all drives just to collect data? You know incase a customer drops his drive and lies about it. Or maybe I have a miss-labled drive.
Thoughts anyone? =P
02-13-2010 08:38 PM
02-15-2010 09:28 PM - edited 02-16-2010 12:10 AM
Very intresting stuff all around. I love articles like that, and yea the G-Force Sensor is prob just a 3-axis accelerometer.
About the firmware, maybe the flash utility applys changes based on the drive model number before flashing?
I might pick up a 5400.6 ASG drive to put in a external drive enclosure. If I do, I will report back with the SMART data from it.
And sorry for taking so long to reply.
02-16-2010 12:34 AM