Gradius2 Posted February 3, 2009 Share Posted February 3, 2009 (edited) So far, this applies only to those who just did a firmware update/upgrade to SD1A, without requirement of 0 LBA or BSY fixes.It seems more and more reports are coming from those who just did an update/upgrade to SD1A. I was thinking on possibility on bads (AD14, SD15, SD16, SD17, SD18 and SD19) firmwares didn't write well the "journal sector" (I'll use this term) while those drives were operating before upgrading to the fixed SD1A.If this is confirmed, then it explains why we read more and more reports talking about getting BSOD errors on Vista and unable to perform a new format to re-install Vista, leaving the drive unusable. There are also error reports while using Linux too.From Seagate:http://stx.lithium.com/stx/board/message?b...ing&page=10This is my experience with this problem so far:I completed a successful firmware upgrade on my ST31000340AS one week ago after receiving problems of an I/O device error in Windows Vista when I tried to access my data on the harddrive. Now, one week later, I am completely unable to access my harddrive. BIOS will not detect it.Anyone else?I have a computer w/ one ST3500320AS drive.I went ahead and updated the firmware (to SD1A).Everything seemed to be stable, but then I started getting blue screens (Vista x64) after a few days.I got really upset and said: oh well... lets try to do a clean Windows Vista installation.I did just that and noticed that after I start the Vista installation, it's not able to format the drive.At the moment, the drive is unusable since I cannot format or reinstall Windows at all.I tried setting the BIOS to either AHCI or ATA, but none worked. Please note that the BIOS does see the drive.Looking at some other forum posts, I think this has to do w/ the I/O errors people reported regarding the firmware update (for the exact same model).Seagate, do you have any known issues w/ the SD1A firmware update? Can you check this issue out (more poeple reported it) and revalidate the update?I'm writing this from a friend's laptop, since my only computer is just a piece of metal atm.A topic I opened few days ago has been deleted with no reason.I was talking about a problem with ICH9R and two disks in RAID...Sometimes the computer freezes, an event says "Device\Ide\IaStor0... not responding" and the RAID starts rebuilding or the disk is marked as offline.Three or four persons seem to have the same problem and was explaining their problem before the removal of the topic.This problem started with the new (second) firmware : SD1A.I don't know why the topic has been deleted ? Does Seagate want to ignore the problem or is it because the problem wasn't explained here ?I flashed both of my ST31000340AS drives on the22nd and one died on the 30th, or it got so bad that mdadm pulled it from service anyway.. Several SMART errors were logged, including two reported uncorrectable. I'm going to bring the drive in to work tomorrow to run some tests and maybe do a low level format with SeaTools, but I'm not expecting much. This is getting tiring.I have downloaded SD1A and tried to flash my ST3500320AS HDD. HDD had previously problems when I run Linux reporting some I/O errors. I have 2nd HDD als Seagate but is 250GB and it is somehow old. I have Windows Vista on him and problems still rise from time to time having no access to ST3500320AS from Vista or during startup BIOS recognizing. Yesterday I have returned all settings to BIOS to non-overclocked and I couldn't update to SD1A saying that can't detect Seagate drive model ST3500320AS. Does anybody else have this problem too?More reports:http://forums.seagate.com/stx/board/messag...;thread.id=8569 Edited February 3, 2009 by Gradius2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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