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Using Seagate’s online tool to see if your disk is destined to become a brick.

January 18th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

In light of the sev-1 Seagate firmware bug that bricks both consumer and enterprise-class SATA disks, I ran the Seagate online tool that tells people if any of my disks are affected by the boot-of-death bug.

Is my drive destined to become a brick?
Is my drive destined to become a brick?

Seagate 'cuda test results

Yup, this just isn’t my day. Worse, my affected barracuda drives are running in a Solaris system as part of a zfs-based software RAID file system, and Seagate wants me to plug them into a windows-based PC.¬† That isn’t going to happen, so once they send me the updates, I’m going to use the -flash command SMARTMon-UX to upgrade firmware natively from Solaris and my LINUX machines that are using these disk drives.

  1. Luna
    November 25th, 2009 at 14:49 | #1

    I bought a POS FreeAgent in 7/15/2009. Quit in 10/28/2009. Computer freezes when you plug it in.

    It’s now on the shelf with it’s red-headed step-sister. All data lost; again. How much money is being

    wasted on all of these POS products? Printers with no drivers 4 OS? I’m sure we can all list

    something that’s been shelved. Are there any stats out there?

    DO NOT BUY SEAGATE!!!!!!!!!

    United States
    Canada
    Latin America
    Mexico 1.800.SEAGATE (1.800.732.4283)
    1.405.324.4700

    250 GB PN 9ZA2A4 500
    SN 2GE29HY7 purchased 7-15-09 DOD 10-28-09 @ 10:53 pm

    OS Win XP SP3

    Failed seatools long & short tests. Is there any help from seagate to retrieve data from failed drives?

    Backup ur backup? Double negatives………..

    • admin
      March 22nd, 2010 at 14:45 | #2

      Sorry, but you have got to be kidding. Because YOU bought a bad Seagate drive, then the brand should be avoided by everybody on the planet? You represent something like 0.00000001% of their drive shipments. This is hardly statistically significant.
      Seagate ships millions and millions of disk drives a month. Cut them some slack.

  2. Alok
    June 3rd, 2009 at 09:09 | #3

    All Seagate FreeAgent Drive are effected ,but arent shown in
    website,Please dont trust seagete they are hiding extend of Failure.

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