Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS/ST3320413AS/ST3500413AS/ST3250312AS Firmware Update

This package provides the Windows/DOS based Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS/ST3320413AS/ST3500413AS/ST3250312AS Firmware Update and is supported on the OptiPlex, XPS Desktop, Alienware Desktop, Inspiron Desktop, Precision, Vostro Desktop and Dimension models that are running the following Windows and DOS Operating Systems.

Fixes & Enhancements

- Not Applicable.

- Enhanced performance and reliability.


Version JC49, A02


Serial ATA

Release date

13 Dec 2011

Last Updated

10 Apr 2014


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 11 MB
Format Description:This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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Other versions
JC47,A01 13 Dec 20115:51:34 AM
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 7, 32-bit
Windows 7, 64-bit
Windows Vista, 32-bit
Windows Vista, 64-bit
Windows XP
Windows XP, 64-bit
Applies to
Seagate ST31000524AS
Seagate ST3250312AS
Seagate ST3320413AS
Seagate ST3500413AS
Installation instructions
Windows based firmware update for ST3320413AS/ST3500413AS/ST31000524AS:
1. Download and unzip "" into your desktop.
2. In "B765JC49" folder, please search for the "Windows" folder.
3. Double click "B7032100.EXE" and it will begin to run. On the first screen you will select your language, and then select "OK". The next screen is a warning screen, please read and select "Next" if you agree. The next screen is the License Agreement screen. If you agree, click "I agree" and then click "Next".
4. You will then come to the screen that asks you to close and save all applications and to back up your data. When you are ready to start the firmware update, please check the "Begin firmware update procedure", and then click "Proceed".
5. The system will reboot and load the firmware. Once the firmware update is complete the system will boot up into Windows normally.

DOS based firmware update for ST3250312AS/ST3320413AS/ST3500413AS/ST31000524AS:
1. Unzip "" into your bootable USB key. Boot up the computer with USB key.
2. In "Dos" folder, just type "JC49.BAT" at the DOS prompt and press the enter key.
3. Your system will now start updating the HDD firmware. Once the firmware update is completed, your system will display a "DRIVE PASSED" message. If you already have the correct JC49 firmware on your hard drive, you will get a "This drive already has this firmware. DRIVE FAILED TO LOAD the TARGET CODE" message.
4. Remove your USB key, and turn off your system using the computers power button. Once the computer has been powered down, you can now turn the computer on normally.

Reboot will be required
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).