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Seagate Testing Solutions for ‘Bricked’ Drives

Posted in Mistakes by testing in London on January 23, 2009

From PC Mag

Seagate has posted updated firmware for many of its high-end drives that may be affected by faulty firmware, causing them to “brick,” or lock up.

Seagate has provided three different methods for determining whether a particular drive is affected: download the company’s “Drive Detect” tool, use Device Manager to identify the drive, or use the older SeaTools for Windows tool. The goal, according to Seagate, is to be able to identify the drive model, the serial number, and the firmware revision.

The problem is that many of the firmware revisions were themselves pulled earlier this week for additional testing and validation.

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