05-03-2009 12:02 AM - edited 05-03-2009 12:03 AM
I have purchased a new Seagate Barracuda 1TB 32mb cache in the past few days.. I was so excited plugging it in, only to find out that it was "dead on arriva". The BIOS and OS cannot detect it. I checked some possible reasons for its failure, and I found out about the issue in the 7200.11's... I checked websites to see if my disk is affected, and it was... They say that the only way to fix it was to update the firmware... I downloaded the firmware from this page:
and I burned it, booted from it, and followed the on screen instructions. I entered "C" to download firmware to ST31000340AS, and the it said that there was no such drive...
here are my disk details:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
P/N: 9BX158 - 568
Date Code: 09335 Site Code: KRATSG Product of Thialand
05-04-2009 09:00 AM