seagate Firmware issue with 7200.11 drives - Data at Risk

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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  2. firzen771

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    hmm ive had my Seagate 500gb for about 3 years now and no problems watsoever :doubt:
     
  3. mantra

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    which firm have you?
     
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    no idea tbh, never updated it or nothing, installed the OS and went.
     
  5. linuxforall

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    Yep, I have one of those, died a few months back.
     
  6. jonyjoe81

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    It must be the newer drives but there is no mention of what size drives are having this problem. I know the 1.5 - 2tb were problematical.

    My mediapc has almost all seagate drives 500/750 gb running nonstop 24/7 for almost 3 years never had a problem. I also have never updated firmware on any hard drives.
     
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    ye, seems to be either a problem with newer firmwares or larger capacity drivers, or both, but older drives with less than 1TB seem to be running smooth as silk in general.
     
  8. mantra

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    these models

    ST31500341 ->1.5 Tetra
    ST31000333 ->1 tetra
    ST3640323 ->640gb
    ST3640623
    ST3320613 ->320bg
    ST3320813
    ST3160813 -> i guess 160gb
     
  9. wat0114

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    Whew! mine's a 7200.12. Hope these aren't plagued by some calamity or another :doubt:
     
  10. Livio

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    No download available for this serial number. No action required.

    pheww:argh:

    Thx for the info:)
     
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    I've not bought any Seagate drives for the last 2 years since 2x500GB 7200.11 failed on me within a very short span of use during the original firmware fiasco.:mad: Luckily I always backup regularly otherwise I would have been in a lot of trouble.

    Now it's a all WD+Hitachi setup for me. No problems so far; keeping fingers crossed:D
     
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    Since no one on this thread has mentioned it, I thought I'd point out that this issue - and Seagate's poor handling of the remedies - are well over a year old.

    The story was well publicized on tech websites, blogs and shopping sites. If you've done any comparison shopping for HDD's in the past 12-14 months, you should have run across customer reviews that told the story. See the reviews for the 7200.11 1.5TB (ST31500341AS) drive on Newegg's website, for instance.

    Not sure what you're referring to. You do realize the article you reference is dated 1/13/2009, right?
     
  13. mantra

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    yes
    but it's the second time , the fist time was with 7200.8 , i had one , it failed
    by the way , seagate is selling drivers with buggy firmware
     
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    I have to subscribe to this. I just picked up a Seagate 1.5TB Barracuda 7200.11 and external dock off of Newegg.
     
  15. mantra

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    if it's new,check the firmware version
    and if's new and not full try to update via cd boot

    disconnect every hard drives outside the Seagate 1.5TB Barracuda 7200.11
    don't boot via floppy
    unplug the pc power
    plug the power and insert the boot cd
    when you finish to flash , turn off your pc ,unplug the power

    plug the power and stat your pc

    it should work

    i did flash via floppy (seagate advise) and i lose everything
    the other drive , i don't remember i guess 7200.9 or 8
    i did not flash , after it failed and i had to replace

    sorry for my poor englis
    i shared my bad experience
     
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    According to Seatools its firmware revision CC1H. Model number looks like ST31500341AS and its most definitely a Barracuda 7200.11 HD. From Seagates Drive detect program Ive got Model: ST9250315AS, Serial: 6VC26LFR, Firmware: 0001SDM1

    According to their serial check I have no updates available.
     
  17. mantra

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    good for you:thumb:

    i had 2 nightmares in the pasto_O
     
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