Recognizing SMR HDDs

Gary Jennejohn gljennjohn at
Thu May 26 14:42:13 UTC 2016

On Thu, 26 May 2016 10:10:14 -0400
"Kenneth D. Merry" <ken at FreeBSD.ORG> wrote:

> On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 16:00:41 +0200, Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> > protocol              ATA/ATAPI-9 SATA 3.x
> > device model          ST8000AS0002-1NA17Z
> > firmware revision     AR13  
> The firmware is old, the current version is AR17.  You should really ask
> Seagate for updated firmware.

The Download Finder on the Seagate site claims that there is no newer

So the question is, how to get the latest AR17 version from Seagate
as a simple consumer?

Gary Jennejohn

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