Seagate Issues Fix for Barracuda 1.5TB Issues

Seagate issued a fix for the Barracuda 1.5TB issue reported in the blogosphere and several shopping forums. In a statement, Seagate said:

Some Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB hard drives may show uncharacteristic operation when used with Mac and Linux operating systems in multi-drive configurations. Users may experiences pauses in video streaming applications or a dropped drive from RAID arrays. Customers seeing these symptoms should contact Seagate Technical Support for a firmware upgrade.

In order to assure the proper application of the new firmware, please email a description of the issues you’re seeing to Seagate ( Please include the following disk drive information: model number, serial number, and current firmware revision.  Also, please describe your system, operating system and the application in use when the issue arose, and you will receive a prompt response with appropriate instructions.

As an alternative to the contact email address above please access