10-15-2011 03:44 AM
After I found out my windows lagging and pausing due to momentum XT, I downgrade to conventional 7200RPM hdd. Now running smooth, though startup not that fast compare to Momentum XT but once loaded into windows, everything running fine.
10-20-2011 07:33 AM - last edited on 10-20-2011 08:37 AM by AskTheLeaf
Here it reboots but doesn't do anything, I just goes straight into windows again.
Model: ST95005620AS, Serial: [ Edited to comply with forum guidelines ], Firmware: SD26
Machine is a MacBook Pro 2011 17inch with bootcamp....in theory is not any different from any PC.
10-23-2011 12:24 PM
10-24-2011 06:17 AM
Are you really sure SD28 is fit for use? I have no problem using firmware 23-25 and once I upgraded to SD28 my drive starting to slow down, auto-reboot during sleep and soon the drive corrupted and fail seatool basic test.
Are you really sure Seagate?
10-25-2011 11:54 AM
No change: Upgraded firmware to SD28 and the unit still fails to spin-down, instead exhibiting an audible "chirp" whenever the OS attempts to spin-down the drive, which is about every few minutes or so:
10-26-2011 07:19 AM
I have same trouble since SD28, slooooooooow boot now with W7 (25'' with SD25, 50'' with SD28)... and some strange sounds like "clic clic" sometimes...
This is a SHAME I never had this with SD25...
Any way to downgrade SAFELY to SD25 ? the iso process scare me...
f.... seagate people whats wrong with you ?
10-26-2011 11:14 AM - edited 10-26-2011 11:48 AM
Anyone else having problem with the SD28 "damaging" in any way the drive ? I had SD24 and updated to SD28 and now I don't know if this was a good ideea... Maybe SD26 was better after all (using WinXP SP3 on a Toshiba laptop)
My SD28 (updated from SD24, factory default was SD23) flashed without any problems, with the ISO. I didn't need any Force Flash method... The SD28 behaves very well, until now I don't see any issues, no lags, no hiccups, no beeping/chirping. The drive parks the heads after 25 seconds of inactivity (measured myself). No spindowns, APM is set to 128 by default.
SD28 is about 2 times faster in terms of boot time than the Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT (1 min vs 2 minutes)