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Seagate Firmware Update for Defective HDDs

Seagate Technologies recently released an updated firmware that will correct the bug found in some of its hard drive models.

Just this month, large numbers of Seagate products were freezing while transferring data, while some died all together.

Seagate said in a statement last week that there is a bug in the firmware placed on some of the models manufactured on  December 2008. Those includes the Barracuda 7200.11, DiamondMax 22 and the Barracuda ES.2 SATA.

The Barracuda 7200.11 is the eleventh generation of Seagate’s flagship drive for desktop PCs and comes in capacities ranging from 160GB to 1.5TB.

For consumers who have this particular model, the company advises you to download and apply the new firmware found on Seagate’s website. If your drive already failed and is still under warranty then you may return the drive at the store where you bought it to be replaced with a new one.

If your drive has one of the following firmware revisions: SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18, SD19, or AD14, click here to download the SD1A update.

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