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Thread: Firmware Fix For The Deskstar To Prevent A Deathstar

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Brisbane, Australia


    Anyone who has one of those drives should download the firmware update immediately to reduce the risk of hard drive failure and data loss.
    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
    Managing Director
    Tweak Town Pty Ltd

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001


    :mad: when my deathstax raid setup died, this looks like a nice patch for the surviving twin. :thumb:
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2003


    I am on my second 60GB deathstar, the first one had the click of death after less than a year. It would click three times at random hours of the day. The replacement only clicks once.

    I also read somewhere that IBM's response to this problem, is that this drive is not a server drive and was not intended to run for more than 8 hours at a time! Time to get a MAXTOR. IBM doesn't make these drives anyway, Hitachi now makes them.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2002


    It's usually systems that do alot of ideling time that gets into those problems. Because then the arm in the drive doesn't get to move and read/write. Those particular IBM drives with problems often lived mutch mutch longer within systems where they had to do some work without to mutch ideling.. :)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    The Isle of 31337's


    I would'nt touch Ibm's Hd's with a 17 ' pole nor hit-and-runt-attackchus(hitatchi's brand)

    You'd be better off never buying anything onther than Western digital or Seagate's brand of hard-drives. As they are Lab tested; the best of the bunch

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