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Downgrade of Firmware

We started using seagate hdd in our equipment. We are using Barracuda 7200.10 80Gbytes. Our equipment cannot use a hdd with firmware 4.AAB but works perfectly well with firmware 3.AAD. How can I downgrade several new hdd too 3.AAD? Rgds

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Firmware updates and downgrades may only be obtained by contacting Seagate Support Directly.

If you have been referred to Seagate by a different vendor who has told you that you need a firmware update, please contact Seagate Support for more information and confirmation.

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/about/contact_us

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