Seagate offers new firmware for broken hard drives

By on January 22, 2009, 4:22 PM
It’s been a busy week for Seagate. After releasing a bug fixing firmware update earlier this week, which ended up causing more harm than good by bricking certain drives, the company is now giving it another go and has just shipped an updated firmware for all models of hard drives affected by the software flaw – namely the Barracuda 7200.11, ES.2 SATA and DiamondMax 22.

Seagate is assuring those with bricked hard drives due to the previous firmware that they shouldn’t lose any of their data as a result of the problems, but it has also pledged to provide recovery services at no charge if necessary. You can go to this website if your hard drive is affected and download the new working firmware – hopefully they’ll get it right this time.

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