[CentOS] Seagate - experience/opinion on vendor?

Thu Sep 27 16:09:22 UTC 2018
Warren Young <warren at etr-usa.com>

On Sep 27, 2018, at 3:40 AM, lejeczek via CentOS <centos at centos.org> wrote:
> And when they do release new software(which firmware is) then, they must have a very good reason(which sometimes they do not say, but often than not they do say) to do that.

You’re assuming that their good reason is *your* good reason.

The fix in the firmware may address a situation that simply never happens in your application.

Let’s flip the question around for the group:

1. How many times have any of you upgraded hard drive firmware, as a percentage of drives you’ve personally bought or been responsible for managing?

2. Of that percentage, what percentage showed a discernible improvement in behavior after doing the upgrade?

I’ve personally never done it, having never seen the point in doing so.

I *have* upgraded motherboard firmware, but only after looking at the change logs to see if it fixes something I care about.  I’ve looked at such change logs many more times than I’ve actually downloaded and attempted to use the new firmware, because most of the time, I decide that it will give me no relevant benefit.