03-21-2011 07:55 AM - edited 03-21-2011 08:08 AM
I am sending mine back and getting a WD 500 gb 7200 RPM. I can't use the drive with only 1.5 hour time on battery.
03-21-2011 08:16 AM
I understand, you are pretty tired of waiting on us to get this resolved. We are also axiously waiting for the firmware to finish. Would like to talk with you one on one about this situation.
Please send me a private note with your phone number.
03-21-2011 08:23 AM
I'm a week into the new SD24 I received via RMA procedures without a reboot.
So far so good.
Looks like my chirping and beach balls was a bad drive.
Only thing I noticed is that battery indicator says 4.5 hours on a full charge with a 2010 MBP.
Hopefully SD25 fixes that as I do a bit of cross country flights.
03-21-2011 09:09 AM
03-21-2011 09:21 AM
Update: I've gone ahead and installed SD24 with no problems on the installation. The drive seems to be quieter than it was, and I don't have the problem of it running constantly or freezing. However, my battery time has gone down to 1 1/2 hours--from 3 1/2 to 4 before. Ouch!
03-21-2011 09:50 AM
the problem with these FW updates is, that they all look like an improvement during the first weeks, but after a while, all the problems come back... strange. i had this with the change from 22 to 23 and from 23 to 24....so somehow it is related to the run-time...
03-21-2011 10:51 AM
I have a late 2010 macbook pro 13 unibody, installed the momentus xt 3 months after purchase. Upgraded the firmware to sd 24. My screen still hangs with the spinning disk and battery life has been cut from approx 8hrs to 2.5hrs. Many times I am forced to force quit a program in the middle of business and restart. This was never an issue before. Is there likely to be a fix in the near future of should I be replacing the drive as I have never had such poor performance.
03-21-2011 02:10 PM
Not sure any amount of firmware will fix this drive. I'm currently doing a secure wipe of unused space and the drive temp is at 57c. It's right on the edge of the max operating temperature.
My bet is that at least some of these failures is due to overheating.
And here I thought my samsung drive was running hot at 48c.
This is the first Seagate Drive I have owned in over 10 years because of frequent failures back in the day, and it looks like it will be the last, sadly.