By now most of you have heard about the problems that a firmware upgrade has caused with the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive line. Both 500 GB and 1 TB hard drives have just stopped working without notice. After the drive up and dies and you re-boot your computer, it goes into a fail safe mode and is not recognized by your BIOS anymore. This article will help you identify if you need hard drive recovery on your Seagate Barracuda 7200.11.
Model numbers of Seagate Barracuda hard drives that have firmware problems (note the bolded 3):
ST31000340AS hard drive recovery
ST3750330AS hard drive recovery
ST3500320AS hard drive recovery
Challenges Hard Drive Manufacturers Face
Seagate is just the latest victim in the war going on between storage companies. Between lower prices than ever for storage and consumers growing needs for capacity, these hard drive companies are finding it harder than ever to put out a stable product for a reasonable price.
These emerging technologies are still happening now with the advent of high capacity solid state storage, digital data storage without moving parts is the future of backup, the question is: when will the price per MB of flash media and solid state storage change to price per GB? As far as traditional storage with moving parts i.e. hard disk drives, there has been an explosion of emerging technologies there as well. The release of perpendicular recording was just the first step in the process that has led us to affordable high capacity drives like Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.11.
What To Do If Your Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Needs Hard Drive Recovery
If you own a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500 GB or 1 TB hard drive, what should you do? The first thing is to get a comparable capacity external hard drive and transfer all your data to it ASAP. By using a FireWire or USB external hard drive, you can add storage without restarting your computer. If you are not sure what type of hard drive or what model hard drive you have, there are ways for you to check that out without restarting your computer or looking inside of it.
Step 1 – Right Click On My Computer and choose MANAGE
Step 2 – Choose DEVICE MANAGER in the left window
Step 3 – Expand DISK DRIVES in right window
You should see the hard drive model number in this screen, if you don’t, highlight each drive individually and choose properties to see details on your hard drives.
Step 4 – Choose hard drive in question, right click, and choose properties (if necessary)
If your Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 has failed and you need Seagate harddrive data recovery call us at 727-345-9665 or visit our page: Hard Drive Recovery.