Driver Details

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS Firmware Update

This package provides the Windows/DOS based Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS Firmware Update and is supported on OptiPlex, Alienware Desktop, Inspiron Desktop, Precision and Vostro Desktop models that are running the following Operating Systems: XP, Vista, Windows 7 and DOS.

Fixes & Enhancements

- Not Applicable.

- Enhanced the acoustic performance.


Version JC4A, A03


Serial ATA

Release date

28 Jun 2012

Last Updated

21 Mar 2014



Available formats

File Format:User-Guide
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 7MB
Format DescriptionThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files.
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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

Installation instructions

Windows based firmware update for ST31000524AS:-
1. Download and unzip into your desktop.
2. In B765JC4A folder, please search for the Windows folder.
3. Double click B7000100.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 ST31000524AS:-
1. Unzip into your bootable USB key. Boot up the computer with USB key.
2. In Dos folder, just type JC4A.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.
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.

Important Information

1. Please close other applications before updating.
2. While the firmware is updating, please don't turn off the computer.
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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.​

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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).