"Seagate Barracuda Hard Drives Plagued By Failures" -- Info Week

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jamis359, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. From Seagate, the hard drive models with the defective firmware:

    Barracuda 7200.11
    ST31000340AS
    ST3750330AS
    ST3640330AS
    ST3500320AS
    ST31500341AS
    ST31000333AS
    ST3640323AS
    ST3640623AS
    ST3320613AS
    ST3320813AS
    ST3160813AS


    Barracuda ES.2 SATA
    ST31000340NS
    ST3750330NS
    ST3500320NS
    ST3250310NS


    DiamondMax 22
    STM31000340AS
    STM3750330AS
    STM3500320AS
    STM31000334AS
    STM3320614AS
    STM3160813AS
    STM31000333AS

    http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=207931
     
  2. squeeze

    squeeze

    Thanks for posting.
     
  3. gaj

    gaj

    ugh, thanks for the info.
     
  4. Another example of why it's important to have a cloning/imaging routine for backups..
     
  5. gaj

    gaj

    whew, avoided an annoyance. thanks again for the info, i'd not have seen it otherwise...
     
  6. Me too! I was just getting ready to pull the trigger on a pair of refurbished 7200.11's when I spotted this. Now I'm going to have to order either Samsung or WDC's... probably going to go with the Sammy's. The F1 Spinpoint drives have been getting rave reviews for speed and quietness.
     
  7. The best customer rated Seagate HDD is the 7200.10, 250G, single platter, "410AS". I have one.. HD Tune reads about 90-95MBs on the outer 40%... 15.3ms access. I don't know that it is "especially" anything, but it does run cool and quiet, even when accessing.

    The new 7200.12, 500G, single platter HDD also has "410AS" firmware, so I ordered one. With greater areal density, should be a bit faster..
     
  8. All the seagate's I've got are heck of noisy.
    This is 1 more reason for me to stay away from them now.
    WDC's have been more quiet and reliable.
     
  9. Tums

    Tums

    bought a 7200.10 500GB 3 months ago/

    it makes a lot of clicking sounds during disk access.
    scared the shxt out of me at first, but touch wood,
    disk seems to be working ok though.
     
    #10     Jan 19, 2009