The problem remains that the firmware, patched or otherwise, still has the
same version number, as I understand it. -- 1AQ10001. FWIW, my drive
(below) has a manufacturing date of Dec 2010. So perhaps the '0001' is in
fact the mod to '1AQ1' that will appear as the firmware string in smartctrl.
-- Roy Zider
>From Silicon Image Sil 3512 SATARaid Controller Device Info panel:
Firmware; 1AQ1 0001
Serial No: S2H7JD1B109524 (S2H7 JD1B 109524)
From: René de Hesselle [mailto:dehesselle@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 02:15
Subject: [smartmontools-support] Samsung HD204UI firmware
Dear members of this mailing-list,
I recently (i.e. one week ago) bought myself some HD204UI hdds - unaware of
the fact that those were the models affected by the known firmware bug.
Since I couldn't find any info like "all models manufactured after xyz are
bug-free" I contacted Samsung support, asking for that specific info. And I
just got a response: all drives manufactured on/after December 2010 come
with the patched firmware. So here, is this info FYI.
Have a good day & best regards,