Seagate ES2 Firmware Update
The hard drive manufacturer Seagate has notified us that the Seagate Drives in the to firmware version series "SN05" can have problems in connection with Adaptec SAS (Series 5) and 3Ware SAS (9690-x) controllers.
Reason for the Problem
This is due to a firmware bug in the Seagate drive, which manifests itself in port time-outs and poor performance. This problem can be solved by a firmware update of the hard drives.
The firmware update can be installed using a Linux live CD. The hard drives can be updated directly on the controller. However, as a precaution, we ask that you perform a backup of your system beforehand.
The Live-CDs as well as other detailed instructions can be downloaded directly from us:
- 3Ware (9690-x)
- Adaptec (Series 5)