So here I am with a 3TB seagate 7200 that last evening messed me about for the first time in its life. Its about 14 months old and has an uptime of 375 days. decided to bail on me, and then after a reboot thought it funny to unceremoniously unmount itself in the middle of a file transfer. so smartctl says its fine, disk util said the volume was a teeny bit corrupted, but says its fixed. No errors today. And on to the main subject - while checking its warranty status with seagate, i discovered there is a recommended firmware update for it and duly downloaded and burned to a disk. I had ominous feelings on this one after I went through hell with the first batch of 1.5TB drives many years ago. Rebooted and the seagate utility fires up in freedos ok, but wont find ANY drives. shutdown, removed EVERYTHING apart from the optical drive and the offending 3TB unit. Booted up to the seagate disk and what do you know; no disks Ok I sighed - looked on Seagate's forums and there is a pattern of this and no help from the big disk peeps. Downloaded the windows version, booted up bootcamp, installed but no it wont work with windows 8 at all. now I can most likely find some in Cardiff with a PC to let me do this, but just wondering if anyone else has had this and maybe a workaround without a PC?