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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      10-27-2008
In message <49058fd0$(E-Mail Removed)>, Enkidu wrote:

> Don't those SATA2 disks have firmware as well? Might be worth checking.


When was the last time you heard of anybody upgrading firmware on a hard
drive?
 
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      10-27-2008
Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message <49058fd0$(E-Mail Removed)>, Enkidu wrote:
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>> Don't those SATA2 disks have firmware as well? Might be worth checking.

>
> When was the last time you heard of anybody upgrading firmware on a hard
> drive?
>

I've done it many times, on HP hardware and SCSI drives, but not that I
remember on SATA. (That's why the question mark over SATA drives)
Firmware Updates CDs from HP often include firmware updates for the
drives themselves.

Cheers,

Cliff

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      10-27-2008
Somewhere on teh intarwebs "Enkidu" typed:
> Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>> In message <49058fd0$(E-Mail Removed)>, Enkidu wrote:
>>
>>> Don't those SATA2 disks have firmware as well? Might be worth
>>> checking.

>>
>> When was the last time you heard of anybody upgrading firmware on a
>> hard drive?
>>

> I've done it many times, on HP hardware and SCSI drives, but not that
> I remember on SATA. (That's why the question mark over SATA drives)
> Firmware Updates CDs from HP often include firmware updates for the
> drives themselves.


Hi Cliff,


I have a couple Seagate SATA II 320GB HDD with the (in)famous 3.AAK
firmware. I got hold of Seagate support and started a dialogue with them.
What it came down to was I wanted different firmware (this model of drive
came out either optimised for small files / slower through-put (the firmware
I have) or high through-put but suffered with smaller files.

The 3.AAK firmware is actually better for an OS drive as it loads faster
(small files) but my drives are used for data storage where I want big files
to fly off them fast. After much asking, pleading, cajoling and finally
getting shitty with them Seagate assured me that there was no way outside of
their labs to update firmware on their consumer grade HDDs and finally,
reluctantly offered to swap them for drives with the other firmware. As I
didn't have the space to store the data meantime and the difference isn't
that huge I decilned the offer.

Seagate and Maxtor drives are made by the same company.

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