Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Firmware Cache Problems?

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Has anyone else had the firmware issues with their hard drives not reading the 32mb cache?

Seems to be with firmware AD4 drives (of course that's what OWC just sent me...)

I haven't even opened and installed the 1TB drives yet for fear that I may need to return them.

Is there any way to test your drive to see if you are getting full 32mb cache vs. 16?

I've checked many computer forums and this seems easy to do and then update firmware on your PC but I haven;'t seen how to test on Mac.

Any info is appreciated!


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    frankiefrankie Posts: 381member
    Just checked my drives and the firmware says 'AD04', not SD04 -I was off. I think these AD04 are the messed up ones.

    Anyone have any other info or know how to make these work on a MAC?

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    frankiefrankie Posts: 381member
    I downloaded 'xbench' and ran the test. How could I tell what speed the drive's 'cache' is running at? There are all these read and write numbers that I can;t decipher.

    Thanks for any info!
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