13 posts • joined Wednesday 9th May 2007 16:44 GMT
New firmware means no data recovery needed
Installed the new firmware last night and it restored the PC to it's previous state
It;'s the firmware that was knacked - once restored to working everything came back OK
Am I reading this wrong?
Yes you are. The original register story focused on the 1Tb drives, but seagate's web site listed which drives were affected and included the 500Gb model.
I checked my drives's serial number and was tol dit was affected.
Masses of posts about this on seagate's customer forums and a really interesting post here from a Seagate employee - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1098793&cid=26542735
John - waiting for a firmware update to fix my brick!
Screwed up disk!
Well I upgraded my drive with the SDA1A firmware (500Gb 3500320AS) last night and now it's screwed!
After re-boot, get a message about missing system disk
Trying to re-install windows 7 beta (which installed and ran fine last night before the firmware upgrade) says -
Windows cannot install on this disk - ensure the disk controller is enabled in the BIOS
Looking for a revised firmware file, the web site says (as of 13:50 BST) 'This file has been temporarily taken offline as of Jan 19, 2008 8PM CST for validation.'
Checking the Seagate forums, lots of people are having the same problem
I've always used Seagate, never had any problems. Argh!
Same old stuff
IE vs Firefox
MS office vs Open office
Windows vs Mac
Windows vs Linux
MS are evil/fantastic
The iPhone is great/rubbish
What would we be talking about on el reg if these topics were all banned?
These comments are making me smile -
If you could pump away the CO2 (which I doubt for lots of reasons, like where's the energy going to come from to do it), it wouldn''t deplete our supply of oxygen! Oxygen isn't part of carbon dioxide, it's a separate gas.
And as for saying 'the sea's full of CO2, why isn't there lots of algae'- algae (and all other green plants) produce CO2 as part of photosynthesis, they don't consume it. They need oxygen, the same as us.
Linux fans business models don't work!
What planet are you living on?
1. Go into a shop.
2. Pick something off the shelf
3. Pay no money
4. Mr Shop keeper says 'Thanks for visiting to my shop and please come again'
If you run your business like that, god help you!
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