[QUOTE=GrayUK;2601961]O.M.G!! I’ve just been to the Seagate XT Forums. I wish I had gone there first!! I don’t think I would have bought the Xt drive if I had. There seems to be an awful lot of problems with this drive, and previous versions, which have not been resolved! The Firmware updates don’t seem to solve any of the major hangups with this drive. There are lot of unhappy people there! Having read several of the threads, I put my fears to them about there inactive involvement, or lack of positive solutions to the troubles listed there, and all the guy could ask me was, “What exactly was my problem with the XT drive?” I had to point out to them “again” that, "I haven’t got a problem, because I haven’t used it yet! In fact I was very unsure that I should use it for running my OS on because of all the negative comments on their site. I get the feeling there might be a language problem there. Something is seriously getting lost in translation there, if you know what I mean?[/QUOTE]
I read all about the “issues” with the XT drives several moonths ago when I was looking to upgrade my
laptop to a 500gb HDD, because of what I read I eventually settled on a WD500BEKT drive
Later on I got another 500gb WD drive, the second drive was a WD500BPKT with the 4k sectors
As I’m running Windows7 this was not an issue, but the newer “Intel Matrix Storage Driver” was…
and that was incompatible with the driver for my Intel
Flash cache memory that was factory installed in my notebook.
On my notebook this really didn’t bother me, because the BPKT drive without the flash cache
was actually the same speed as te BEKT with it.
I gave the Flash Cache Card to a friend who owns an indentical notebook,
but not an AFT WD drive