Have you verified that you have the problem firmware using the serial number checker on the seagate website? I think I have a link a few posts earlier. If so, then I think you should be able to go through the LBA0 fix to see if that corrects anything for you.
When I enter the serial number, Seagate tells me that I can proceed with Step 4, so I understand that it's really affected.
The HDD will spin up like normal and should not have any funny sounds associated with it. If it has other sounds, then you are most likely also dealing with other problems. As it was in my case which is why I returned it after backing up all the data ASAP.
Perfect. It sounds normally.
I'm sure it's the problem associated with SD15 firmware. One day it was working properly, the following day it was not recognized by BIOS (it even caused another Seagate not to be recognized). It also made POST to last around a minute (much longer than usual) in two different computers (I think this is another symptom).
Also, the disc spun but I couldn't hear the heads afterwards (I'm not sure about this). Now I can hear the heads moving, BIOS shows "IDE Hard Disk" and my doubt is what i365 would have done to it. Maybe it's in a state to be easily recovered by them but impossible with the known methods...
I understand that "IDE Hard Disk" is not the way your disks were returned from i365 then.
Edited by XPG, 13 April 2010 - 10:27 AM.