01-19-2009 03:11 AM
I think you are meaning when you open the .iso there is a .exe file and a readme.txt.
burn the iso to a disc using disk utility. Then boot up your computer, hold the alt/option key at startup. select the Cd which is titled "Windows" and it will boot up into a "dos" like program. It worked on my mac. until i had to actually update the firmware... grr
01-19-2009 10:22 AM
Here's an interesting response I received from my supplier. OWC.NOTE that OWC reduced the price on the 7200.111TB barracudas by 50%. This means that OWC is perfectly willing to sell drives with failure issues. My next post will include guerrilla strategies to teahc Seagate and OWC some manners.
"At this time we have not received any new firmware updates from Seagate. Once we do receive the updated firmware it will take us 1 to 2 weeks to verify that the firmware update will fix the issue. Until that time we cannot offer you a firmware update and the firmware update Seagate sent you can only be applied on a PC.
Other World Computing, Inc.
2650 Bridge Lane
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
Sales & Customer Service (800) 275-4576
International (815) 338-8685
Fax (815) 338-4332 "
> In December 2008 we bought 2, 1TB drives from OWC that are affected by the issue depicted on the Seagate forum and elsewhere.
> We are fortunate in not having used these drives yet ( no data on them, just formatting) .
> We attempted to download the recommended firmware update - SD1A from the Seaget website
> but discovered it to be a Windows .exe file.
> Please therefore advise me:
> - How do I execute a SD1A firmware update on the Mac platform of a Mac formatted Barracuda 7200.11 1TB ?
> - If this process is not user executable, please advise me of alternative options, including a return via RMA
> The facts regarding my drives are:
> - Purchased from MACSALES.com ( AKA OWC) in December 2008
> Serial Number:REDACTED
> Serial Number:REDACTED
> On-line Order Number: REDACTED
> Customer Number: REDACTED
> Billing Information
> UNITED STATES
> Qty: Item Number: Description: Price:
> 2 SEAST31000340AS 1.0TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA II 7200RPM 32MB W/ Perpendicular Drive Technology New w/5 Year Seagate Warranty! $127.99
> Sub-Total: $255.98
> Tax: $0.00
> Shipping Insurance: $1.00
> FedEx Ground Home Delivery Shipping Freight: $8.35
> Shipping Discount: -$4.40
> Total: $260.93
01-21-2009 11:55 PM
New update (SDA1 v2) works both updating and running on a Mac. See here: