01-28-2009 03:26 PM
I see yet another post has been deleted. Hmmmmm.......
Now as the dust is settling, I find myself in the market for a new large capacity drive for my pc, something in the 1.5 - 2TB range.
Tell me Seagate why I should consider your product over WD ??
Cheaper for one for another I have never had a Seagate drive fail on me in about 20 years of playing around on PC's, which is more than I can say for any other brand. So when making that decision last night you talk of I bought the 1.5tb model and downloaded the firmware .iso in case it is needed so I can apply it before even formatting the drive ...
01-28-2009 03:50 PM
i found this on seagate site to help you all
its all the firmware updates for all seagate an maxtor drives affected
best of luck getting drives running again
01-28-2009 08:11 PM
has anyone come to a resolution regarding this issue? I tried what seagate said on their website about updating the firmware (went from SD15 to SD1A), but now when i boot up my bios tells me that the drive is "bad, backup and replace." When i force it to boot to the drive, the HDD hangs and I'm unable to access any of the files. seems like upgrading the firmware didn't do jack
for reference, i'm using a seagate ST3750330AS, and have had the same problems that everyone here has been saying: drive was running fine for a month or so, started showing some weird behavior, then finally bricked
01-29-2009 04:01 AM
01-29-2009 01:59 PM
I have 3 ST31000340AS's running SD15 that so far have not failed, likley because they are in a server that isn't often power cycled. Ive burned the firmware update to a disc and am getting ready to update the drives. I read the readme.txt that says to unhook any other SATA ot PATA drives that are not getting updated, but Im wondering should I update the three dives 1 at a time, or can I just leave the three that need to be updated all hooked up and do them all at once?
01-29-2009 02:21 PM
01-29-2009 11:39 PM
01-30-2009 02:17 AM - edited 01-30-2009 02:19 AM
Hi, i'm still contemplating on whether to flash my still functional HD ST31000340AS SD15 to the new one... Will the new firmware prevent my HD from Bricking? Also when i do decide to flash it, i have a SATA optical drive, will it affect the process? thanks - seagate fanboy
The new firmware will (hopefully) remove the possibility of your drive bricking itself.
There is no guarantee that it will brick if left with SD15, and none that it won't.
Whether to apply the new firmware or not is a decision you have to make, but for peace of mind, backing up anything important is recommended. For those of us whose drives became bricked, it was an easier decision to make :-)
You should be fine with the SATA optical drive if you've had no problems booting from it.
01-30-2009 10:05 AM
What about the 0MB cache issue? I too have 4 of these drivers on a server that is rebooted every month or so, and have been thinking whether it is now safe to use the firmware update. Are all issues solved?