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Item#: N82E16822148412

1 out of 5 eggs Came with fatally flawed firmware 12/01/2012

This review is from: Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS 1.5TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros:

I got 2 of them for free because a friend had so many problems he didn't trust them anymore. (even if I could fix them)

Cons:

These things came with flawed firmware on them (CC34). They were clicking like crazy and constantly losing connection.

Other Thoughts:

You need to flash firmware CC35 onto these drives otherwise they were doing the click of death. Go to seagates website and download the ISO image and burn it to a disk. Boot to the disk and use it to upgrade the firmware to a tested version. I say "tested" because nobody could have truly tested these things at seagate given how obvious the problems were. Somebody needs a new guy in charge of the QA department. ;)

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  • Michael P.
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