Overhauled Seagate firmware is ready
After Seagate had removed the firmware update for the Barracuda series, there now is a bug free version available for download.
Seagate published a bug free firmware for the affected devices. The 500 GB model of the Barracuda series has had problems with the recently released version of the firmware which actually was supposed to solve problems. The new update should solve those bugs, too.
Seagate offers the new firmware for the following devices: