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Re: [tlug] Seagate Firmware Bug.

Le lundi 2 février 2009, Edward Middleton a écrit :
> It is probably not news to anyone, but in case you hadn't heard, a
> number of Barracuda 7200.11, ES.2 SATA, and DiamondMax 22 Drives have a
> firmware bugs which can cause them to stop booting[1] permanently.

The problem also occurs from 160GB size drives... that's bigger than just the 
1TB 7200.11 series problem !
Then, they do provide warnings and fixes for these series but... what about 
external drives ? (Maxtor One Touch, Seagate Go...)
They also might include those faulty drives, and seagate might not want to 
advertise about it as there's no way to update their firmware or check drive 
S/N (afaik without unsealing/breaking cases and voiding warranty).

> There is a web page[2] that you can check whether your drive is
> effected.  You can get the model and serial number using smartctl i.e.
> # smartctl -a /dev/sda | head

find /sys/devices -name model | xargs cat
All drives and faster :)

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