According to The Register:
“After reports that its 1TB Barracuda drives are failing at an unusually high rate, Seagate says it has isolated a ‘potential firmware issue’ that would seem to be the cause of this worldwide plague.
The company will provide a free firmware upgrade for those affected by the problem, and if you’ve lost data thanks to this firmware issue, it will provide free data recover services as well.
In a statement, Seagate says the firmware problem affects ‘some’ Barracuda 7200.11 hard drives and ‘related drive families based on this product platform.’ And it explains that ‘In some circumstances, the data on the hard drives may become inaccessible to the user when the host system is powered on.'”
If you have a Seagate drive, check HERE to see if yours is on the list!
(Read all about it HERE)