Updating firmware seagate
There's a list at the bottom of the page with a section for drives that are not affected, followed by a chart of the drives that require the firmware update. The Mac's System Information app can revel this information.
Of course, the support page suggests customers use Seagate's Drive Detect utility to verify the drive, serial number and firmware. You have to click on Serial-ATA in the Hardware section, which reveals the Device tree, including each device and the volumes.
Whatever the reason, the firmware update fixes the problem for these IBM storage systems are found in an IBM support package.
But these are Barracuda drive mechanisms made by Seagate.
But when I try to run the exe, windows restarts, but the updater doesn't start.
As Seagate does not warrant the data on your drive, in addition to regular back-ups, your data should be backed up, if possible, before upgrading the drive firmware.