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    Seagate hard drive problems

    If any of you are running with Seagate hard drives, you may want to check out this article.

    Potential timebomb.

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    Re: Seagate hard drive problems

    Thanks for posting this, Bob. I just bought one of the affected drives last week. Where/how did you learn about this?

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    Re: Seagate hard drive problems

    One of my sons has been following the problem for a while and advised both his brother and I earlier today about Seagate's solution. He wasn't sure if either of us used Seagate drives. We don't.

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    Re: Seagate hard drive problems

    I have a couple of FreeAgent external drives, and it's quite difficult to determine the model number of the drive that resides inside the case. Perhaps it isn't necessary?

    One thing about that page: the embedded document is hard to read in Firefox. One can enlarge the iframe and add a vertical scroll bar using this bookmarklet (paste into address bar above the page and press Enter to run the script):

    <code>java script:idoc=document.getElementsByTagName("iframe" )[0];idoc.style.width="100%";idoc.style.height="400px" ;idoc.style.overflow="auto";void 0;</code>

    Note: that is all one line.

    Added: As far as I can tell, the FreeAgent family of drives does not require an update.

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    Re: Seagate hard drive problems

    >> ....the embedded document is hard to read in Firefox...

    Did you enable scripting for kustkb.com? - it seems quite readable if you do! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Seagate hard drive problems

    I just read it in the tiny window <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Seagate hard drive problems

    I just recently installed Firefox 3.0.5 and can read the entire page without a problem. Which "embedded document" are you referencing?

    WRT your Free Agent drive(s)... have you tried downloading the Seagate tool to see if that id's the FA Seagate drive model number?

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    Re: Seagate hard drive problems

    It is a problem with the FireFox NoScript addon. If you use FireFox without this addon then you would not see the problem.

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    Re: Seagate hard drive problems

    Thanks Stuart.

    Running Firefox for the first time... no add-ons so far.

    Thanks again...

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    Re: Seagate hard drive problems

    A Habs/Als fanboy who lives in Leafs/Argos territory, and uses FF!!! There is intelligent life down there! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Seagate hard drive problems

    <img src=/S/jollyroger.gif border=0 alt=jollyroger width=29 height=18>
    Born and raised in Montréal.

    Left the province in 1979 as part of the financial industry sneaking out of Québec heading west along the 401 to greener pastures.

    Was, and still am, a Habs/Als fan. When I have been in the GTA for as long as I lived in Montréal, which will be around the year 2018, I might consider switching allegiances. Nah, I lie... tain't no life pulling for the Leafs or Argos!!! <img src=/S/toilet.gif border=0 alt=toilet width=24 height=26> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    As for FF... just putting her to the test. So far, so good. <img src=/S/munch.gif border=0 alt=munch width=19 height=17>
    <img src=/S/jollyroger.gif border=0 alt=jollyroger width=29 height=18>

    Cheers, Bob
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    Bob

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