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Old 03-16-2009, 07:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just make sure your drive has one of the firmware revisions that are affected, if you don't have the one that is affected you will most likely brick the drive.

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Old 03-16-2009, 11:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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ouch why Wasn't I notified of bad firmware issues on Seagate? I just bought a 1TB not to long ago >.<
Odds are you don't have an issue but I bricked a 350 GB Maxtor once and paid $25 for a one shot program that unbricked it online. It worked fairly quick too only took 45 minutes to crack.

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Old 03-17-2009, 05:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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you can use seatools from seagate since its a good diagnostic program for your hdd.

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im not sure if there is an option to repair your drive.
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I've been using my 1TB for a while now, not sure how to compare it since my previous was an IDE, 60GB, 7200 RPM, about 7 years ago.. or maybe longer... and it was finally showing wear and tear.

I'll look at them tools, and uh.. how would I check to see if it has what might be on the list of "bad settings" ?
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:36 AM   #15 (permalink)
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from what i remember, there are tests there, if it doesn't fail in a basic test try doing an extensive test. if there is some sort of error message then i guess you need to backup your files and have your hd repaired or replaced
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Have a similar thread on this one except i didn't think it was the hdd at first. Luckly I was able to back the hdd's data. It's not my drive but there does seem to be a rash of these issues recently with seagate.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:39 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yea, I'd maybe stay away from Seagate. They're a good company and all but

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Old 03-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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^they were SO good for a few good years, as soon as they bought maxtor there drives got jut as bad as maxtor's....
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:47 AM   #19 (permalink)
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still using seagate drives til now, if budget permits im going try a WD raptor

any updates from the thread starter? i hope everything has been solved.
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Old 04-02-2009, 03:19 AM   #20 (permalink)
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only the 7200.11 drives had any real issues, and it was due to firmware. Seagate have since written new firmware to fix the problem.

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