Seagate warns of firmware problem with Barracuda hard drives

by admin January 22, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Seagate has confirmed a potential firmware problem with some of its Barracuda 7200.11 hard drives, along with related Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives based on the same platform. The company is offering a firmware update, but it’s only available for Windows users at the moment.

“In some unique circumstances, the data on the hard drives may become inaccessible to the user when the host system is powered on,” said Seagate tech support in a statement posted to the company’s online Knowledge Base.

The affected drives include some Barracuda 7200.11, DiamondMax 22 and Barracuda ES.2 SATA hard disk drive mechanisms.

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