Seagate 7200.11 drive failures

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  1. lightsareout

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  2. dissonance

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    Fucking yea.....

    I suppose I ought to update the firmware on my drives when its released...
     
  3. dorkultra

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    Note: This file has been temporarily taken offline as of Jan 19, 2008 8PM CST for validation.

    uh oh, i have a Model: ST31000340AS Firmware: SD15

    :noes:
     
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    I have two, a 320GB and a 500GB HD... the 320GB died about two months ago :hs: I wonder if this would fix it...
     
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    Took it offline because the patching software would crash when attempting to detect the drive. Seagate support said a final patch should be available tomorrow.
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    Well shit.

    If this keeps up, I might have to switch to Western Digital.

    Seagate makes such quiet drives though. Speaking of which, I need the quietest 200GB+ 7200rpm SATA1/2 drive I can find -- like, zero noise at all, even when bolted directly to the case. Got any suggestions?
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The initial statement that I read related only to the 1tb drives.


    :dunno:
     
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    its a lot of the 500gb drives too
     
  9. dissonance

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    Here is Seagate's article:
    http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=207931

    There are quite a few affected drives. I hope no one here tried the firmware update before Seagate pulled it (has been bricking drives). They say they will have another firmware update in a few days....

    I think I'm going to wait a week or two after its released to try it.
     
  10. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I originally saw the story linked at The Register, and they also mentioned that Seagate is going to provide people with data recovery, if their drive still spools up but stopped being accessible.
     
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    Old news, shitty QA on the new firmware. They pulled it yesterday and should re-release in a couple of days. Time to go exclusively WD, I'm afraid.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Didn't they just shit-can the top two execs?

    Sounds like a couple of bean counters fucked it up for them.

    They'll be lucky if they can fix this problem well enough to not wind up being the next IBM Deskstar kiss of death.
     
  15. Harry Caray

    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    :rofl: this is why you buy their "enterprise" drives and not their shit, bottom of the barrel Fry's/NewEgg deal drives :ugh:

    /thread

    P.S. Notice how no one is affected with ES.2 series drives
     
  16. Chris

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    Did you even read the Seagate KB?

     
  17. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I was going to say the same thing.

    I know you have to be careful about newegg reviews, but the es drives are getting trashed as bad as the consumer ones.
     
  18. dorkultra

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    just downloaded the iso for the drive. going to backup overnight and then update the firmware in the morning.

    i really don't want to have to waste a disc to burn this iso and use it for a total of 5 minutes. i think i have a couple of cdrws sitting around still.
     
  19. deusexaethera

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    1. Install VMware.
    2. Remove the drive letter from the disk you want to flash.
    3. Create a VM and give it exclusive access to the disk you want to flash.
    4. Tell the VM to use the .ISO file as a virtual CDROM drive.
    5. Boot the VM.

    God I'm kinky. :naughty:
     
  20. Doomsday

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    or just use a usb stick
     
  21. Supernaut

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    Have you tried this? Sounds risky considering the storage virtualization layer.
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    I've been running an Oracle server on a VM with direct access to a physical SCSI disk for about a year now.

    EDIT: Oh, you meant specifically flashing a disk through the VM abstraction layer. That I haven't tried.
     
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  23. Chris

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    cost of a cd-r (~30 cents) < cost of blood pressure medication you will need when your drive bricks
     
  24. dissonance

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    I get the Seagate Storage Insider newletter email and thought I'd share this:

     

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