I bought a Seagate 7200.11 SD15A Firmware 500GBhard drive last December. Just today when I turned on the PC it got bricked i.e BIOS cannot detect it, for no reason and hangs at boot when I turn on autodetection of drives.
I am guessing it is the dreaded BSY bug which still plagues people today.
There is a firmware update fix however, but first I need to make the drive accessible via BIOS, the methods currently out there however, might be too risky and I still have my warranty.
Now my question is, since I lost my original antistatic bag, what can I substitute for it so that I can safely carry this harddrive to shop since it still has warranty?
Right now, I am using my old 80GB WD hard drive. I don't know if I will ever buy from Seagate again.
I also would also like to know your opinion on what is a good hd brand I can rely on, for my future purchase, esp. in the 1.5TB or more range.