Reading comprehension skills FAIL
>"IBM's note states "IBM strongly recommends applying the firmware update to prevent data loss and a hard drive that is no longer accessible", suggesting that data loss might occur."
Not to me it doesn't, because...
>"This condition is detected by the drive during power up, and the drive goes in to failsafe mode to prevent inadvertent corruption to or loss of user data. As a result, once the failure has occurred user data becomes inaccessible"
To me it only suggests that they are using the term "data loss" loosely in a joe-user-can't-get-his-data sense in the first case, and strictly in the data-is-physically-unrecoverable sense in the second.