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Seagate boot-of-death firmware “in validation”

January 20th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

The firmware that is supposed to fix the boot-of-death problem on Seagate 7200.11 disks is  “In Validation”.

The software and information in this article could be data destructive and/or render your hard drive inoperable if not followed carefully. It is always recommended to keep a backup of critical data.

This article applies to the following models:

Drive Family
Models Affected
Recommended Firmware Update Status
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
In Validation*

Please verify your drive model number, serial number, and firmware revision using the Drive Detect software.

* Note: If your drive has CC or LC firmware, your drive is not affected and no further action is required. Attempting to flash the firmware of a drive with CC or LC firmware will result in rendering your drive inoperable.

The firmware update for drives indicated as “In Validation” means the update is currently in testing and should be available soon.

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  1. admin
    January 25th, 2009 at 21:01 | #1

    The firmware is now online. Yee-ha!

  2. Tom
    January 22nd, 2009 at 02:57 | #2

    It is thursday now and the firmware still isn’t available. Anybody know what is going on?

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