Smoke 'em if you got 'em

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at
Sun Jan 18 00:20:50 MST 2009

On 1/16/2009 9:31 PM, Stuart Jansen wrote:
> Looks like Seagate has been shipping drives with bad firmware. If you
> have recent Seagate or Maxtor drives, probably want to check out the
> article. If your thinking about buying drives, probably want to wait
> until the bad drives get sold off.

Thanks for the heads up.  I have 3 x 1TB Seagate drives on my home file 
server (model ST31000340AS).  I contacted the support, and they said the 
updated firmware for these drives won't be available till next week.  He 
did mention that even if the disks do experience this problem, the data 
won't be affected, just the controller.  If needed free data recovery is 
an option with this issue.


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