Seagate Firmware Transfers
Thank you very much for taking the time to visit this page. This page is intended to give a simple explaination behind why some boards require firmware transfers. If you already know about firmware transfers, please skip this article and contact us for details on how to ship your board to us.
A hard drive circuit board is basically designed to access data from the hard drive. To do this, it needs to follow a program. This program is called the "firmware", and it is stored on a chip on the circuit board.
Seagate tends to use many different programs for the same hard drive model. This is why it is very difficult to find a circuit board with the same program (firmware) as your original circuit board. It is much easier to find a physically identical board. A firmware transfer can then be done to make an identical copy.
In a firmware transfer, the program (firmware) is copied from the original board onto a new board, therefore creating a perfect clone of the original board. To do a firmware transfer, we would need your original circuit board.