|I've read all those seagate forum posts. From what I can gather, the issue most people are talking about is one of two things: a) the drive has 32mb cache, but reports it as 0, so performance suffers or b) the drive just stops working one day after a power cycle.|
According to the Seagate tools program, my drive is reporting 32mb cache, so that is not a problem. However, I am worried that my drive may just stop working one day.
My drive was shipped with SD81 firmware, which according to the Seagate page I linked to earlier is eligible for the firmware update. Most of the people who have reported their try just failing after a power cycle have much lower firmware numbers. Furthermore, most of those threads seem to indicate the necessary firmware updates are only available from Seagate support, and are not posted on the website.
So, again, I'm wondering what the particular firmware update I linked to actually fixes?
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