Seagate strikes again
Known issues with Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Desktop Drives Answer ID 17241 | Published 09/21/2012 08:04 AM | Updated 01/31/2013 08:28 AM The array keeps failing drives. The controller error log shows continuous "aborted command" and/or "link failure" messages when using Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 drives (models: ST3000DM001, ST2500DM001, ST2000DM001, or ST1000DM003). Is this a known issue with those drives? This information applies to the following Operating System(s): - This information is not Operating System specific Yes, there is a known issue with the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 SATA III 6Gb/s drives (models: ST3000DM001, ST2500DM001, ST2000DM001 and ST1000DM003) running firmware CC4G (or earlier). They have been reported as having random failures in RAID arrays. Seagate has updated firmware that may help stabilize the drives. We recommend flashing the drives to the latest firmware CC4H (or higher) provided by Seagate. See Seagate's Knowledgebase Article for further details regarding firmware version CC4H. Please contact Seagate directly for newer firmware versions. Please also make sure that the latest version of firmware, driver, and management software is installed for the RAID Controller. Latest versions are available for download from our Support Site.