Seagate HD problems get worse

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Seagate's Firmware Woes

Seagate's Firmware woesEarlier this week, it emerged that Seagate were having some problems with some of their hard drives and faulty firmware being used on them. The drives specifically affected were all made in December, 2008, and are from the following product ranges:

Barracuda 7200.11
DiamondMax 22
Barracuda ES.2 SATA

The faulty firmware had the potential to make the drives inaccessible and undetectable. Seagate were quick on the mark to provide a resolution to this, by offering updated firmware for all drives affected, and to offer free data recovery, should it be required. All sounds good so far, unless you are an owner of the 500GB Barracuda 7200.11 drive (model number ST3500320AS), as the updated firmware for these drives had the unexpected effect of bricking these drives. Seagate have now had to withdraw the firmware update until further notice. The drives are still detected by the host system's BIOS, so the planned new release of the firmware will be able to be applied.

You can get more information from the Seagate support website. You can also discuss this article in our forums here.
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17-01-2009, 06:52:17

Luigi

thsi is true but I know that the i7 is hottor for fact I had a 65nm quad extreme qx6850 and 45nm qx9770 non of these were as hot as my i7



Just had a little look up, and a q6600 equipped rig uses 254w, whereas a i7 Extreme equiped rig uses 205w stock... The difference is bigger than expected tbh.

17-01-2009, 06:55:48

SwaleSmith

Just had a little look up, and a q6600 equipped rig uses 254w, whereas a i7 Extreme equiped rig uses 205w stock... The difference is bigger than expected tbh.



maybe you right then but my i7 @ the clock and volts (1.25V below will hit 60C

AND @4GHZ 1.4V and qpi 1.36 70c prime load with no HT!!!!!

and this is the norm!

18-01-2009, 15:48:17

w3bbo
Gotta say that the i7, clock for clock, pumps out more heat than a Q6600. This is partly due to the L3 Cache and onboard memory controller.

18-01-2009, 16:29:33

SwaleSmith
noticing your sig....you will soon agree luigi ;)

18-01-2009, 16:53:53

Luigi

noticing your sig....you will soon agree luigi ;)



Hehe, hopefully not.. My sig needs updating, Im now after a Phen II

18-01-2009, 18:25:42

SwaleSmith

Hehe, hopefully not.. My sig needs updating, Im now after a Phen II



how come????

19-01-2009, 11:33:14

Luigi

how come????



Perf/cost.. If I go I7 thats £200 less towards a gpu, and sinse the only thing that really taxes my system is games it seems to make sense to save money by going Phen II

19-01-2009, 15:47:35

Rastalovich
It's very crude, but for all purposes, ur Watts = heat or temp.

19-01-2009, 16:13:37

SwaleSmith
I see, gotta tell you this though if your lookign into 4870x2 or gtx295/gtx 280 sli etc the 4ghz of i7 cpu really psh the gpu on

it seems my 4870x2 needs atleast 4ghz to fully open up!!!

If your gonna buy a competely new rig, If it was me bearing in mind I have never had phenom but am a i7 owner, I'd go I7 it uber fast and your takeing no risk of dissappointment knwoing you have the latest and greatest, id save a little longer :D

Perf/cost.. If I go I7 thats £200 less towards a gpu, and sinse the only thing that really taxes my system is games it seems to make sense to save money by going Phen II

20-01-2009, 11:48:07

rrjwilson
Just to say for a 3GHz OC on a g0 Q6600 those temps are shockingly bad.
On air mine reached that and its been at 3+GHz all its working life. Now WCing at 4GHz still has loads of only 52C.
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