Well your FreeNAS box is a PC, so. :)In the linked Synology topic, someone says it has to be updated from a PC. Is that the case with FreeNAS as well, or can I update the firmware from my FreeNAS box?
Heh, I'm guessing synology uses hardware raid, hence the need to use another PC. I wasn't sure though. I'm glad I don't have to pull all 8 of mine to update the firmware.Well your FreeNAS box is a PC, so. :)
You can just boot the USB stick with the update on your FreeNAS server, do the update, then boot back into FreeNAS.
I've been working on this behind the scenes but no real updates to report. My drives have still had 0 errors since the firmware update and from what I'm reading from other people here, they're experience is the same except for 1 person but he seems to be having more issues with his drives.
They came back and said there's no newer firmware for the 2GS11L version of the ST10000VN0004 drive. I guess only time will tell if it times out like the 1ZD101 drives on SC60 firmware do.I opened a ticket with Seagate support asking if there's a firmware upgrade available for the 2GS11L version of this drive. I'll see if it gets me anywhere or not.
Yeah, I can fully understand that! I think it's been difficult for them, I myself have been running some of these drives for 2 years already and never had an issue but it suddenly did surface in my new system. So maybe they too had issues tracking down the exact cause, still, although I'm willing to give them some leeway in that regard, they should have at least had something known about it, even if it was just a knowledge article stating "if you have this and this and such, you might encounter this issue, please call us". Would have saved them a lot of grace in my opinion.Well, after almost two months on the new firmware, I'd say the problem is gone for me. I did everything I knew of that would cause one or more drives to fault including multiple scrubs, and I haven't had a single drive fault. Seagate sure took their sweet time fixing this problem though. I could have used this firmware two years ago and saved me many a headache.