Question about Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380011A 80 GB Hard Drive
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
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.
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As new firmware becomes available for other products we will make note of it here. At this time, we have firmware available for Barracuda 7200.12, DiamondMax 23, Barracuda LP, Barracuda 7200.11, Barracuda ES.2 (SATA) and DiamondMax 22 drive families.
If newer firmware is available for your drive, it will reflect the improvements we have engineered for the latest manufacturing. Firmware for legacy products will be the final release from manufacturing. Please note that Seagate does not offer details about specific firmware.
Until recently, firmware updates for typical desktop and laptop computers were difficult and somewhat risky. This situation, in part, was based on a lack of friendly firmware download tools and operating system limitations. This situation has improved and Seagate now offers firmware updates as a routine matter for the general support of your Seagate drive.
If you are troubleshooting a system or OS problem, you should not consider firmware updates until after exploring more typical troubleshooting steps like file system error checking and anti-virus scanning.
Please use the following links and instructions below to determine if firmware is available for your product. If firmware is available, we recommend that you make a back up before running the actual update and that you read and follow all instructions, cautions and warnings that may be displayed.
Follow these steps to determine if a firmware update is available for your drive:
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