I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 model ST31000528AS.
smartmontools warns me when querying the drive that a firmware update might be available and instructs me to a seagate website link where however there is no changelog shown.
Searching the seagate.com website I could not find any advisories for my current firmware version CC34.
Searching the smartmontools mailing lists shows no reason for displaying the warning apart from the fact of update being available on Seagate website.
Searching the Seagate forums leads to a lot of cases where performance worsenes and a link to a HP-branded update of a previous firmware version that fixes slow performance on very low temperatures.
Given the above, does anyone know what changes have happened inbetween CC34 to CC49? Thanks.