Is Seagate no longer an acceptable vendor to Linux users?
I have two Seagate Barracuda 500GB internal SATA driver. Until recently, both were working well. When one stopped working, I found thhat neither compuer would recognize it (Kubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 alpha). My Seatools disc won't test either of them. Is there a different Seatools for SATA? I couldn't find that info on their website. I did find the apparently defective disc is still under werranty, but the pive non-working PATAs are not--no surprise as they are several years old. The surprise is the the remaining working PATA is the smallers of the lot, 80GB. I am concerned that Seagate mentions Windows and Mac OS, but doesn't mention Linux. Should I look for another mfr. next time? If so, which one?