Quantum computing seems to allow both the generation of an uncrackable code and a computer that can crack it
My head hurts...
13 posts • joined 9 May 2007
Well I upgraded my drive with the SDA1A firmware (500Gb 3500320AS) last night and now it's screwed!
After re-boot, get a message about missing system disk
Trying to re-install windows 7 beta (which installed and ran fine last night before the firmware upgrade) says -
Windows cannot install on this disk - ensure the disk controller is enabled in the BIOS
Looking for a revised firmware file, the web site says (as of 13:50 BST) 'This file has been temporarily taken offline as of Jan 19, 2008 8PM CST for validation.'
Checking the Seagate forums, lots of people are having the same problem
I've always used Seagate, never had any problems. Argh!
Yes you are. The original register story focused on the 1Tb drives, but seagate's web site listed which drives were affected and included the 500Gb model.
I checked my drives's serial number and was tol dit was affected.
Masses of posts about this on seagate's customer forums and a really interesting post here from a Seagate employee - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1098793&cid=26542735
John - waiting for a firmware update to fix my brick!
These comments are making me smile -
If you could pump away the CO2 (which I doubt for lots of reasons, like where's the energy going to come from to do it), it wouldn''t deplete our supply of oxygen! Oxygen isn't part of carbon dioxide, it's a separate gas.
And as for saying 'the sea's full of CO2, why isn't there lots of algae'- algae (and all other green plants) produce CO2 as part of photosynthesis, they don't consume it. They need oxygen, the same as us.
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