Seagate Momentus 7200.4 thread

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  1. Diablo

    Diablo Metalhead

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    check your settings in the bios to see if you have your hard drive set to AHCI or compatibility mode. i had to switch my settings around in order for the firmware update to go through. change it back once it works though or windows will not boot.
     
  2. eyeland

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    tried both modes, same result:
    st9320423as firmware00025dm1

    no firmware to update.

    Does this mean that my drive IS up to date ?
    Where did you get your hd? Lenovo says that the update might not work on drives that does not have the "correct partnumber" even though the drive itself IS supported..
    Any workaround for this if it is the case?
     
  3. shenofjo

    shenofjo Notebook Consultant

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    check my link in my sig, as for the firmware update

    that looks like ur cycle is going up too fast. use hdparm and turn APM to 255. that will prevent ur cycle from going up anymore. i turned APM to 200s for laptop mode cus i still want to have some battery life.
    http://sites.google.com/site/quiethdd/

    in the first week i used this HD, my cycle went to around 2000
    after i applied the program, my cycle went only to 21xx in 2 more weeks.

    problem with quietHDD is that it doesnt run itself when u restart, so u need to put it in the scheduler
     
  4. eyeland

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    cheers, neat trick :)
    Before going forth with this fix I am curious as to whether the same can be done with the firmwareupdate released by Lenovo?
    The update can be found here
    Again, sorry for not reading through the entire post myself
    As mentioned, I have no clicking sounds, my issue is that the drive never spins down.
    Any chance that this will be fixed by the firmwareupdate? (yes, I spend hous trying different settings to no avail)
     
  5. eyeland

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    ok, gonna go ahead with update :)
     
  6. NYV

    NYV Newbie

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    Hello All. Soory for my bad english =).

    So, i have Seagate Momentus ST9500420ASG.
    The firmware was - 0002SDM1. It's starts clicking after 4 month uses.
    I update the firmware for - 0005SDM1. Two days was all OK, but after I started
    hearing a beep sounds and my notebook is freezing for a moment. (((

    There is a result of test from Victoria and HDDScan
    http://i.piccy.info/i4/b9/76/bdd9c4ad9bae566fba512a81d0e9.jpeg
    http://i.piccy.info/i4/82/62/d3a75029d3741e835b5e78430dce.jpeg

    What you say for all this?
     
  7. eyeland

    eyeland Notebook Guru

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    Redecided to at least wait until someone can tell me if there is any essential difference between the dell- and the lenovo-update and if there is, whether it's possible to "crack" the lenovo update in a way similar to the dell...
    Anyone? an answer will definately add to your rep *winks*
     
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    Soviet Sunrise Notebook Prophet

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  9. eyeland

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    cheers :)
    now all I need is for someone to point me towards a thread that explains how to make a flashdrive bootable in order to use flash.bat rather than the more complex syntax
     
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