Free hard drive recovery*

*only if you have a Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB hard drive
Apparently these bad boys are failing left and right. (epic thread) It was brought to the attention of Seagate when users began flooding the user forum with complaints with the 1TB units failing just after a few months of use. To quiet the issue threads were deleted which only made the problem worse. Even more attention was shone on the faulty drives and now everybody knew about it.

Instead of the hard stance Seagate took, they did a 180 and offered free data recovery for those bad hard drives and a fresh firmware update to fix the problem. (Tech Report) Happy now? Are you starting to wonder about your hard drive?

Look, the fact is that hard drives fail. Yes, they shouldn’t be failing after a few months, however it can happen. Good on Seagate to offer the free service to the affected drives. It’s just keeping good public relations. I’m glad I didn’t rush out and buy one when they came out. Just remember to keep a good backup.


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