02-16-2010 12:08 AM
03-27-2010 10:55 AM
been away from the forum for a while....gonna be moving house next week and will then try to sort this issue out...thought i'd get in touch first before this drive gets resigned to data backup rather than than the high performance drive it should be
drive heads still parking frequently .....stutters in osx and in xp
i have the 500gig 7200 model installed on a macbook pro.....
i am not averse to changing out pieces of hardware but when it comes to the software side, on xp, i need someones guidance
it seems there is a dell upgrade floating around, right ???
the issue here, for me, is that using xp on bootcamp will probably not allow me to enter BIOS or oot-from-disc etc (not that i remember much about this from my pc days)
has anyone found a mac solution to upgrade the firmware....hdapm may be an option, though i don't understand how to use it....also that doesn't work for the xp, under bootcamp
any help would be greatly appreciated
04-10-2010 08:38 AM
Hello, I need help with a hard drive model ST9160412AS, it came with my hp elitebook 6930p laptop with firmware revision 0003hpm1 and I installed the one posted on the hp website which is B006hpm1, now the computer is locking up randomly, is there any way to get the version 0005hpm1 which seems to be the latest one for my drive? thank you.
04-16-2010 10:55 AM
Hello, I updated the firmware on my drive (ST9160412AS) following the instructions in the third or fourth post to version 0005SDM1 / 0004SDM1 but the computer keeps freezing on me, can someone help me to get the original firmware version 0003hpm1???
04-16-2010 11:03 PM
04-19-2010 07:57 PM
I have purchased this drive:
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500Gb drive ST9500420AS with FW: 0002SDM1
Can anyone verify if there is another problem that goes with the clicking, like, when the Os(Windows 7) boots up, it is either slow or hangs? Will this FW upgrade fix the clicking issues with the other I have just described?
04-25-2010 07:32 PM
Yes, even the diagnostic tool of the computer says that hard drive is ok, the error of the OS its Kernel Power event id 41 and it showed up as soon I installed firmware version B006HPM1 from the hp's website, firmware 0005SDM1 seemed to fix the problem but after two days, same thing, the OS locked up again.
06-29-2010 10:45 AM
Sorry to drag this thread out of the dump... but, I have a 7200.4 that is driving me crazy. Except... I am one of the early adopters, so my current firmware is 0001SDM1. Looking at your table, I'm guessing the closest one I should try is 0004SDM1(.lod). It's interesting that the extension is missing....
06-29-2010 03:50 PM
07-31-2010 01:21 AM
FYI for community: for ST9500420AS with 0001SDM1 firmware, Flashing to 0004SDM1 at least does not brick the drive. Currently testing it for reliability. Will post again in the future with more information.