07-21-2010 08:49 AM - last edited on 07-22-2010 10:01 AM by AlanM
A firmware update has been released on Momentus XT. You can access it here: http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/
Important note - This update is only accessible for non-OEM drives. Unless you bought your Momentus XT drive retail, the update will most probably not work. Contact your OEM for more information on any firmware updates.
07-21-2010 01:55 PM
Hi pinchia- when did you purchase your Momentus XT? Shoot me the serial number if you have it. Your drive may already have the new firmware and that's why you're getting this message. I can find out for sure with a serial number. Thanks.
07-21-2010 11:19 PM
Used the bootable disc method to install the update on my SD22 firmware Momentus that was in my PS3, I was getting some bad spin-down randomly, on all games - hopefully will have some time to play tomorrow to see if its gotten better
07-21-2010 11:51 PM
I just called technical support and they gave me the answer that only firmware versions "SD15-SD19" are eligible for this update.
This sounds so wrong.
Weren't these firmwares only used on Barracuda 7200.12, DiamondMax 23, Barracuda LP, Barracuda 7200.11, Barracuda ES.2 (SATA) and DiamondMax 22?
07-22-2010 09:59 AM
I think there was some misunderstanding, sorry about that. I think you might be on the right track with the comment about Barracuda 7200.11/12 revisions.
The fw update IS available and it should work fine as long as the Mom XT drive is not OEM. If you experience problems, you might try updating it in a desktop PC.
07-22-2010 01:28 PM - edited 07-22-2010 01:54 PM
I have exactly the same issue. Bought the hdd just a few days ago - it is NO OEM hdd!
The serial number is 5YX01MYQ and has Revision SD22 installed. I'm trying to update it on a Thinkpad W510.
This page also states that there's no update available for my drive: