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Default Seagate Barracude 1TB drive failures and a fix

Anyone with 1TB Seagate Barracuda drives should pay attention to this:

http://www.electronista.com/articles...cuda.failures/

This issue is address on the Seagate website Knowledgebase in this article:
Firmware Recommendations for Seagate Drives (article ID 207931)
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Welcome, Seagate hard drive owners. A number of Seagate hard drives from the following families may fail when the host system is powered on:

Barracuda 7200.11
DiamondMax 22
Barracuda ES.2 SATA
SV35

Once a drive has failed, the data is inaccessible to users. Seagate has isolated this issue to a firmware bug affecting drives from these families manufactured through December 2008. Please use the following tools and instructions to determine if you have one of the affected products. If you do, we recommend that you update the firmware on the disk drive...(more)
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