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LXer 01-18-2009 12:20 PM

LXer: Complaints flood Seagate over hard drive problems
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Seagate Technologies' online support forum has been riddled this week with complaints from owners of the high-capacity Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive, which in recent months had already drawn some complaints that the drive has been freezing up during data transfers or failing all together. The Barracuda 7200.11 is the eleventh generation of Seagate's flagship drive for desktop PCs and comes in capacities ranging from 160GB to 1.5TB. Complaints have not been limited to Seagate's online support site. They have also rained in on other forums. The complaints involve drives running Linux, Mac OS X and Windows Vista.


H_TeXMeX_H 01-18-2009 02:35 PM

Hmm, I didn't know it affected ALL Barracuda 7200.11 drive. Well to all those reading, if you have such a drive or think you have such a drive, go to the seagate site:
and put in your serial number (in Linux obtainable via 'smartctl -a /dev/sda'), it will tell you if your drive will be affected and if you should try to update your firmware.

H_TeXMeX_H 01-19-2009 10:16 AM

Just one more thing to note, I have discovered many reports of drives that are bricked but seagate says via the above info that they are not affected. Therefore, even if it says you are not affected, you still might be affected. If you bought it recently, like in the past 6-8 months and it is of the types mentioned, then it is probably affected.

Oh man, what a headache this must be for seagate, and at such a time, a recession. I don't know if they'll make it though. What a grave error they have made.

esaym 01-20-2009 10:02 PM

Yall are missing the rodeo, the updated firmware does not work and has broken many more drives.

H_TeXMeX_H 01-21-2009 11:19 AM

lol, yes I heard about that. Damn, man, seagate is gonna DIE after this ! It will just disappear, I'm betting on it. Who's gonna buy a seagate drive now ... heheheeee

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