1.5TB Drive Issues: Seagate's Response

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1.5TB Drive Issues: Seagate's Response
Two months ago, users began to report freezing issues with Seagate's 7200.11 series 1.5TB hard drive.  While these are not drive failures and no data is actually lost, I'm sure everyone here can imagine the frustration of having your system repeatedly lock up for 5-30 seconds at a time.  Well Seagate has finally released an official response to this issue:
Seagate is investigating an issue where a small number of Barracuda 7200.11 (1.5TB SATA) hard drives randomly pause or hang for up to several seconds during certain write operations. This does not result in data loss nor does it impact the reliability of the drive but is an inconvenience to the user that we are working to resolve with an upgradeable firmware.

We are therefore asking customers if they feel they are experiencing this issue to give our technical support department a call with any questions.

Affected part number: 9JU138-300, 336 with firmware revisions SD15, SD17, or SD18.
While it's always nice to get responses to issues from manufacturers, it's rather disappointing that it took so long for Seagate to do so.  Hopefully it won't take them this long to release the firmware update.
Do you think Seagate's response is adequate?  Or have they really dropped the ball here?
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04-11-2008, 17:19:54

hehe the ITN news in the UK is just as bad, we dont know anything about either of the candidates, cept Obama's reports are glossy and McCain's are laughable.

Trevor McDonut is quite amusing, for some reason he's setup outside the Whitehouse. If I hadn't been watching Liverpool play I might have missed this.

They are on now. "McCain turned up to vote, however LATE!" - eh ? U have a small window to vote in or something ?

Turning over from ITN, they're pretty awful. I can see only from a few minutes of the reporting that they're going for the Trevor+Obama=black angle, and there's an African report coming up later with special relevance to Obama ?!?


04-11-2008, 20:06:28

PP Mguire
The problem with these guys and voting is that they are only spewing what you want to hear. Your not getting the real them and you wont see the real them until one of them is in office. Honestly, neither of them are worthy of being a good president.

04-11-2008, 20:54:04

Alright, all I hear is people saying "none of them are qualified" etc

What makes them qualified? Let's get some facts here instead of cynical statements.

04-11-2008, 21:58:19

Maybe if one of them fought a bear. That would qualify them for me.

05-11-2008, 01:12:53


Alright, all I hear is people saying "none of them are qualified" etc

What makes them qualified? Let's get some facts here instead of cynical statements.

Elections, the world over, are not fought or bought on facts. The people placed in as head candidates are decided as those who people feel will represent a party based on their visual appeal to the demographic whos vote is sought after. I dont call that cynical, I call it being honest with how things throughout the world work. If u don't look the part, and don't speak the line, even if u are the most politically experienced, the most knowledgeable, u have no chance.

I mentioned Condelesa Rice, that would have been an awesome ticket imo.

If McCain, with all his physical attributes, became wheelchair bound due to his experiences, he would not be a candidate even if 30 years younger. Similarly Obama, if he were had a facial twitch when speaking infront of 1000s, despite being the best political mind of the time, no chance.

There is a big push for terms like "time for change" and "change is coming", we will bring change. But like so many political statements, change is just a word, with no factual basis as to what any of the candidates ever mean about what they'll do in the name of change.

It's political wranglings, crowd appeasement and rallying.

Amoungst some of the well written speeches tonite, "many of the things we hope to do may not come in the next year, or in this political term (4 years)", with the backing of both the country, the house and the power of office - and all the promises of whatever "change" is - why commit to a pledge that has it's basis on doing "things" that have immediately been swept into something they, after today, will now hope to do instead of doing with a mandate. All talk.

Few things worry me. Millions voting on the basis of skin color, that didn't vote 4 years ago, and may not vote in 4 years time if the skin colors change again.

It worries me further that after tonite we, and more importantly the world, know which village in Kenya the Presidents grandmother lives.

Tests of aggression I don't look forward to, and I think 2009 will be rife. It tends to happen in cycles. A regime where tough things need to be done, and are, the next election brings a nice regime and as soon as people are tired of being physically weak, the tough regime are voted back in, and so on.

I see a Clinton style US for the next 4 years, possibly 8. Outwardly appealing, perhaps financially naive at home despite being in a situation where in all honesty things cant get much worse. The markets will enjoy the honeymoon until measures are put in place mid 2009 that may be restrictive. Troops will not come home for years to come. Many things will be forgotten, as they do.

Then in 2 to 4 years the circus starts again !

All I want from this is a weaker dollar please, £1 = $2 was so much nicer. :p

05-11-2008, 02:26:26

Well done America! I'm almost amazed!

Despire Rast's rant, the best man out of the two won it. Personally I think a Democrat is better on the seat than a Replubican at the moment and Barak is the best of a bad bunch really.

05-11-2008, 03:11:02

Hear hear... Without going into it too much, after taking a fair interest in this, I think the right man (out of the two anyway) won.

05-11-2008, 09:30:11

good choise, americans had sense this election, always a good thing :)
if a rare occasion :p lol
no offence intended to americans, but the majority are....hmm

05-11-2008, 09:32:12

Well done Obama! Knew the democrats had it in em! :)

05-11-2008, 09:53:27

obama time


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