Seagate Drives Have Flakey Firmware That Causes Drives To Fail?

I’m usually a fan of Seagate and their drives, but there seems to be a growing number of people who have had issues with their 1TB drives lately. A growing thread on Seagate’s discussion boards is the best source to see how ticked off users are. The type of issues that people are having can be seen in this message on that thread. Talk of this issue have also showed up in other places like ZD Net’s blogs for example.

This is actually quite scary. Seagate needs to step up to the plate and deal with this right away. If you want an example of what could happen if they don’t, just look at Nvidia. I’m no legal expert, but lawsuits tend not to be good for business. And that’s what might happen to Seagate if they’re not careful.

In the meantime, if I need a hard drive I’ll be making my purchasing decisions very carefully.

One Response to “Seagate Drives Have Flakey Firmware That Causes Drives To Fail?”

  1. I had some problems with a 1.5TB a month ago (it needed a firmware update to prevent random hang). This week I received two brand new 1TB from seagate and one worked for an hour and started cliking like hell, I had to return the drive. The second one started to do the same thing yesterday, I managed to run a scandisk and now everything is ok, no bad sectors… Creapy !!!

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