. Having some problems with this drive and after lots of banging my head against everything, have come to the realisation that it's the culprit of a few issues. Are these the same symptoms you experienced with your drive s? Step two: Plug within the energy cable. I want to check my second drive as well. Unverständlicherweise verändert das Update nicht die Versionsnummer der Firmware, sodass gepatchte und ungepatchte Festplatten nicht zu unterscheiden sind.
But when I run the Samsung Estools diagnostic, it doesn't find any problems at all :S. I've noted that if i don't power off and on a bit later eg if i just reset the computer , i'll get stuck at the bios trying to detect the hard drive. Another question: Is Samsung shipping the drives with an updated bios now, so we do not have to update? Each drive takes very little time, once you get it working. Don't blame someone else for your laziness and ineptitude. Samsung dang well needs to get the number changed on these F4s and the firmware applied before the drive is shipped, and they need to be offering more than a dos exe file. .
. I don't have easy access to a desktop. I will see if the japanese version will work thanks for your help! Since it was definitely resold before the end of 2010 I thought why not give it a shot. If your drive already has the updated code, it will not download anything. That's is just plain wrong also. But when I run the Samsung Estools diagnostic, it doesn't find any problems at all :S. Well, you won't lose your data per say if everything in life goes according to plan which as we know, never happens.
I still haven't done this. Can the upgrade of firmware be done to a new drive before initialisation and formatting? After all everything fails sometime, who is to say that sometime isn't tomorrow. The firmware update was only released in December, so it wouldn't have the new firmware loaded. Ah I knew it was to good to be true. If your drive already has the updated code, it will not download anything. So does anyone know where else to get the alignment tool? So i just tried it again and on a different computer as well with the same result: i can still re-update the firmware.
Once set up, speed seems good and near silent. Download and unzip latest firmware from; 2. On a side note, on my smart info there is raw value of 67 on the write error rate so this can't be good I am using speedfan, which is shows the health of the drive to be good, so I don't know. . To my surprise, 4 of the 5 drives then reported to be only 1tb!! Just upgraded mine which I bought last week.
Hmm I've tried this as well and both times it said it downloaded the code. How much risk am I leaving myself open to? Raid0 to store all your data on? One has a manufactured date of 2010,11 and the other is 2011,1. There is no way to confirm that the update took, other than trying to force the errors before and after the firmware update. . It speaks volumes about their competence, concern for the customer and even pride. The same is true for the F3 drives. Following each upgrade, I spun the disk down and spun it up on my new Haswell machine, and all three started up post-upgrade with no noises and the spin-up times are greatly reduced.
Before that it ran a scandisk during boot-up and found some irregularities. I have the other drives disconnected and the 2tb set in ide mode. Booted, and ran the firmware updater. . You never know if the thing took or not. I really do not want to lose all my media, have I got a bad drive??? I formatted mine under Windows 7 first.
God-damnit, I hope the data isn't screwed. I have been formatting my new drive which is a lengthy process, and while doing so I actually did view the smart info with disk checkup but I assume that is no problem since I was not actually writing files to the drive? This got suggested to me by Scorptec. . I am not sure why this is I know other people are saying they are flashing drives still that they get. Basically, what I'm saying is that Samsung wasted hundreds of my dollars and I won't be bothering with their crappy drives ever again. I did it twice to be sure, the 1st time it downloaded the new code, the 2nd time it didn't.