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Old 02-18-2015, 10:02 PM   #1
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Drive microcode update

I get this message every now and then:
 Device: /dev/sdb [SAT], WARNING: A firmware update for this drive may be available,
Feb 19 14:45:45 endor.moon smartd[784]: see the following Seagate web pages:
Feb 19 14:45:45 endor.moon smartd[784]:
Feb 19 14:45:45 endor.moon smartd[784]:
Feb 19 14:45:45 endor.moon partmon[775]: Checking if partitions have enough free diskspace: [  OK
I have downloaded the update, but have not done anything with it.
Will this destroy the drive, or should I just do nothing?

Old 02-19-2015, 07:57 AM   #2
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This web page link provided by you explains your question by itself.

If you want to go ahead please backup your datas, whatever you require.

Use a working UPS during microcode update.

Follow as the site/package says about updating.
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:51 PM   #3
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Well, I tried it and it failed after copying the image to RAM. Maybe it was a good thing.
I had no backup and no where large enough to store the data. The instructions said to use an UPS, which I do not have.
THis is the exact message.
                        FAILED (In big RED letters)
No disc drive detected. Drive not found. Drive not Ready.
Turn of the power NOW.

Very bad tempered software.


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