01-16-2010 12:17 PM - edited 01-16-2010 12:52 PM
05-12-2010 05:01 AM
I'm having the same problem (Mac OS X sometimes beachballs when using the hard drive) with a Seagate Momentus ST9500420AS Rev. 2SDMI.
I downloaded the Dell patch (R250679), extracted the contents, burned a CD and booted from it.
My problem is that the FLASH.bat doesn't install the new firmware.
It doesn't give an error, it just says that it didn't find anything to upgrade, even tough it displays my firmware as 2SDMI.
Did you need to run FLDH manually? Which parameters did you use?
And, did this firmware actually solved your problem?
05-12-2010 03:16 PM
06-12-2010 07:41 AM
Actually, I'm not bothered by the clicking, but I was bothered by the hanging, even if only twice a month.
But even after updating the firmware the machine hanged once more in the same week, so I guess it didn't solve completely the problem.
Anyway, that was the only time since then, so at least it improved something.
07-11-2010 08:26 AM
Im pretty sure this is also why I cant build a RAID 5 using a PCI raid card.
it fails like around 80% at random.. all 4 drives are brand new and I even
purchansed 2 more to rule out the bad drives if any.
I think the firmware needs to be updated.
08-02-2010 07:11 AM
So is there an -official- firmware update for ST9500420AS (currently at 0002SDM1)? I tried the FW lookup webpage and it comes back empty (like it's not even working)...
08-11-2010 05:48 PM
Same problem here.
Computer : Macbook pro unibody 13" 2009.
I have replaced the original "Toshiba 160GB 5400rpm" by this drive and did a fresh installation. My system pauses occasionally when I am using it . Example : when typing or watching youtube.
Fast = yes
Smooth = no!
I bought it at Neweggs and I will see if I can get a exchange for another drive (not Seagate). It is a real pain and it is not acceptable.