01-07-2009 09:05 AM - edited 01-07-2009 09:09 AM
I bought 2 of these drives (500gb) some months appart. First one in Dec 07 and second May 08, there was no problems with the 7200.11 on the net.
October I get reboot of death on the 2nd drive - PC is fine one moment then it reboots and the 7200.11 is not seen in bios. I did try transplanting the circult board from my good seagate but no good.
Replaced second drive failed 6 weeks later in same way. PC shop started to tell me theres nothing wrong with seagates and it must be something wrong with my PC. I also noticed that the 2nd drive caused static sound thru my Speakers. It was replaced and this drive had static too.
the new drive failed again on Chrismas day... Same old not recognised in BIOS.
Could this problem/weakness with the 7200.11's be caused by a windows update in october as there were no reports of this reboot of death till about this time?
01-08-2009 01:59 AM
All Seagate HDD 500 Gb and above are not stable. Some people call them as "time bomb", as they suddenly dissapear after 2 weeks to few months of work.
Pay 1000,- USD for data recovery, get RMA HDD from Seagate, sell cheaply on Ebay, and then purchase WD HDD. Then your problem is solved. This is only current solution. Unfortunatelly.
01-08-2009 02:24 AM