Seagate Momentus XT SD24 Firmware Update Discussion
Posted 21 March 2011 - 08:36 PM
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:51 AM
Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:07 AM
It's in testing and will be released any day now but a PM to the seagate employee in the thread will get it emailed to you.
The block below is what I'm posting on SPCR assuming I don't find any more typos or change the grammar before I post it. I didn't bother putting two of the URLs in this pasted version (one points to the StorageReview article, the other to a very short document of changes in SD24.
Seagate Momentus XT SD24 Firmware Update improves performance, noise, changes spindown timing. Makes Seagate's Hybrid hard drive a better option than it was in the past. This firmware was released in December 2010 (over 3 months ago) so you may have already installed it. If not you should backup your data and consider installing the new firmware. If you have this drive and the new firmware didn't fix your issues see this thread. You can also read a Release Notes document but from the forum messages it appears more has changed than is documented there. Firmware SD25 is in the works (actually being tested by end users) but hasn't been released yet. Per this post you can send a PM to STX_NB (Seagate Employee) on their forum and he will email the SD25 firmware to you if you want it now before it is released.
Edited by dhanson865, 22 March 2011 - 11:08 AM.
Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:25 AM
Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:05 PM
Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:45 PM
Your numbers in MB/s in the gaming trace don't match the text and the numbers in other units - something seems wrong here.
DOH, I just saw it... the IOps bars got swapped. Good catch.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:54 PM
I have had good luck with them, but to read the seagate support forums, it appears that a lot of people were unhappy with these drives. It's amazing how many complaints there are - some potentially valid, others persistant and ridiculous.
I never really saw the huge gains in normal usage, but my usage pattern may not be repeatable enough to cache effectively. I did see huge gains in benchmarks if I ran them repeatedly.
Posted 25 March 2011 - 01:12 AM
Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:08 AM
Click on "Regular Download", the blue button, then click on the "Click here to start download from sendspace" hyperlink
Windows version (easiest):
Bootable iso version:
Edited by danwat1234, 25 August 2011 - 06:14 PM.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:59 PM
The newest version of the drive's firmware, version SD26 is available on the web now.
And SD28 was released a few months ago.
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