Monday, January 19, 2009

Seagate Firmware Bug

Ask anyone* for a reputable computer hard drive manufacturer, and the chance that they'll tell you Seagate is highly likely.

However, just as IBM once found out (with its infamous click-of-death plagued models) even high-quality brands can have a streak of bad luck.

Fortunately, this time it seems there's no risk of losing your precious data. It is just a bug that makes some Barracuda and Diamond MAX models stop working or work very slowly under certain circumstances.

The worst part was Seagate denying all issues at first, and only recently acknowledging it. But... better late than never, right?

If you have a Seagate hard drive, you better check it isn't one of the affected models and update its firmware - if necessary - as quickly as possible.

Seems like the "fix" is making things worse!

*anyone = anyone knowing what makes a computer "tick". :)

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