Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1tb For Mac

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1tb For Mac

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7.2K SATA 3.5' Desktop Hard Drive HDD Pre-Owned 4.0 out of 5 stars - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7.2K SATA 3.5' Desktop Hard Drive HDD. May 23, 2008  Seagate couldn't recommend any software, PC or Mac that would determine the cache and left me by saying 'if you think it's broken, send it back.' That's a direct quote. Very encouraging.

Has anyone else had the firmware issues with their hard drives not reading the 32mb cache? Seems to be with firmware AD4 drives (of course that's what OWC just sent me.) I haven't even opened and installed the 1TB drives yet for fear that I may need to return them.

Is there any way to test your drive to see if you are getting full 32mb cache vs. I've checked many computer forums and this seems easy to do and then update firmware on your PC but I haven't seen how to test on Mac. Any info is appreciated! Click to expand.Well, xBench will not say a thing about the HDs cache. It specifically says UNCACHED XXX. AFAIK there is nothing on the Mac that will determine your HDs cache.

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And the only thing I know of on the PC is SiSoftware Sandra. If you look in that multipage thread, you'll see I left there asking the exact same question, 'cause SiSoftware Sandra will not see the cache on my updated SD04 ST31000340AS Seagate drive even thought it sees the smaller caches on my other 6 connected Seagate drives. I'm still waiting for nemloc to tell me what he's using. Seagate couldn't recommend any software, PC or Mac that would determine the cache and left me by saying 'if you think it's broken, send it back.'

That's a direct quote. Very encouraging. Stabsteer, look at the link given by jazz1.

Pay close attention to were it mentions 'firmware versions SD04 or SD14'. I had SD04, now I have AD14, and SiSoftware Sandra still doesn't see the cache, although the drive appears to work normally. It depends on whether or not you want to trust them. Beware, it's not just Seagate. None of the drives that have 32MB caches can be tested to see if they actually do have that cache.

In fact, according to Seagate, 'It is important to understand that any value or information retrieved by the Identify Device command is simple data provided by the manufacturer. In other words, when it says an 8MB buffer it is only reading data provided by the drive designer. It is not an auto detection of the actual memory chip. When a drive reports 0MB it is not an auto detection of size, it is only reading the data stored in word 21.'

So, it really doesn't matter. What does matter, according to Seagate, is that the Drive's ID number is correctly Identified by the OS. That's the whole deal with the Firmware fiasco. It doesn't matter that the Firmware is listed as SD04, as long as the three numbers listed are correctly displayed in the Device Manager or System Profiler.

If they are correct, then forget about it, it's not worth it to try and update the Firmware. I think the last person that talked to Seagate said that Seagate was removing the Update anyway. Something about people having a hard time with it. Probably, they couldn't get it to install. It was a PITA for me, and most people would probably have stopped before they could get it to install if they had the same trouble. It's up to you.

My ST31000340AS works great, both before and after the Firmware change. Well, xBench will not say a thing about the HDs cache. It specifically says UNCACHED XXX.

Adobe master collection cs6 osx. AFAIK there is nothing on the Mac that will determine your HDs cache. And the only thing I know of on the PC is SiSoftware Sandra. If you look in that multipage thread, you'll see I left there asking the exact same question, 'cause SiSoftware Sandra will not see the cache on my updated SD04 ST31000340AS Seagate drive even thought it sees the smaller caches on my other 6 connected Seagate drives.

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Mac core audio driver update. I'm still waiting for nemloc to tell me what he's using. Seagate couldn't recommend any software, PC or Mac that would determine the cache and left me by saying 'if you think it's broken, send it back.' That's a direct quote. Very encouraging. Stabsteer, look at the link given by jazz1. Pay close attention to were it mentions 'firmware versions SD04 or SD14'. I had SD04, now I have AD14, and SiSoftware Sandra still doesn't see the cache, although the drive appears to work normally.

This entry was posted on 08.11.2017.