RMA'd 7200.8, got 7200.11 Tags: Hard Drives Downgrade Storage Last response: March 12, 2010 11:58 PM in Storage Share builderbobftw March 12, 2010 7:58:16 PM The other day I RMA'd my 7200.8 400gb, and got a 7200.11 500gb. Is this an upgrade or a downgrade? Is the 7200.11 fast, or a crappy eco drive? More about : rma 7200 7200 LightSpeedToEndor March 12, 2010 9:50:46 PM Not sure in terms of performance, but in reliability, it is a downgrade. The 7200.11 drives come standard with a self bricking feature. It is really shnazzy. In all seriousness, before putting important data on it, do some research on the firmware issue, otherwise you will be sending it in for RMA again. builderbobftw March 12, 2010 10:14:52 PM MAybe then tey will send me a 7200.12 lol. Related resources I have a seagate SATA 7200.8 1.5GB/s? - Forum Does the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS stink? - Forum Ssd for gaming system? - Forum Just got The Phenom 9850Be today!!! - Forum Seagate IDE hard drive not detected - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer raybob95 March 12, 2010 11:44:32 PM After the firmware update it's really not too bad, just make sure that you have the SD1A Firmware, NOT the SD17, SD18, or SD15 Firmware. builderbobftw March 12, 2010 11:58:30 PM Linky? Plus, Is it slower? Cuase i might have to end a very long streak of family use of Seagate products, and only Seagate after this experience. ALSO: Time to edit sig lol. Also, next build my have a Samsung Spinpoint in it...... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumwhat should be my next upgrade ForumWhich HDD do you suggest? and what set-up? ForumTwiddle my thumbs and wait ForumWhy I'm furious with Seagate! ForumBudget POS Build ForumMost reliable HDD? ForumHelp! P5GD2 Premium won't boot past POST ForumSeagate and Western Digital Reliability ForumGa-z68 +i5 2500k = No Post beeps & endless powercycle ForumIs my RMA inferior? ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumSeagate Barracuda 7200.11 disk will not spin up ForumWindows xp is not reconizing my segate barracuda 7200.11 ForumSeagate barracuda 7200.11 Forum[Solved] Raptor RMA More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !