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Flashing the firmware on Hard Drives - the linux way

 
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maxeaves



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject: Flashing the firmware on Hard Drives - the linux way Reply with quote

Hi there,

I have a couple of new harddrives that desperately need a firmware update. They are Western Digital 2TB RE4-GP drives SATA units. Is there a linux tool that I can use to flash the firmware on the drives when it arrives?

Thanks



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nordle
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to use freedos and copy the official dos based exe to it and run it from a booted usb stick.

However, where are you getting the firmware from?

http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/popup_adp.php?p_faqid=1348&p_created=1113493894

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=615&lang=en
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