Re: [NTLK] [OT] Seagate 1.5 TB problems (was: Terabytes under $90 (was: eBay sniping))

From: Aaron Brigati <>
Date: Sun Mar 01 2009 - 01:29:33 EST

On Mar 1, 2009, at 12:56 AM, R A Parker wrote:

> BTW, they just up'ed the ante...
> From
> Dell Small Business offers the Seagate FreeAgent Desk 1.5TB USB 2.0
> External Hard Drive, model no. ST315005FDA2E1-RK, for $149.99.
> Coupon code "T4346M$Q6GRJB$" cuts it to $112.49 ($0.07/GB). With
> free shipping

Just a warning, folks. Those 1.5 TB Seagate drives have had firmware
issues. While there's a new firmware available, if you happen to get
an old one the /only/ way to reflash it is with a PC. There's no way
to do it on a Mac. (And it involves booting the PC into DOS to do it.)

Seagate generally makes good stuff, but they've got a lemon on their
hands with the 1.5Ts.

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