Seagate Hard Drive Problems

January 21st, 2009

Hard DriveSeveral Seagate hard drive models, but especially the Barracuda 7200.11, have been freezing up and failing. The problem is with the firmware, and Seagate says that the data is still intact on the drives (but just not accessible). See the linked article for instructions on how to update the firmware.

Link: http://seagate.custkb.com/…

Update: The first fix released by Seagate had a bug in it. They’ve released a second fix.

2 Responses to “Seagate Hard Drive Problems”

  1. [link]Eric Shefferman Says:

    If you can update a hard drive’s firmware via software, then can’t you theoretically also write a virus that affects the hard drive’s firmware?
    Or perhaps even a virus that operates on the drives CPU (or whatever they have on a drive that runs its firmware)?

  2. [link]Chad Cloman Says:

    Yup.

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