Changes between Version 13 and Version 14 of SamsungF4EGBadBlocks


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Timestamp:
12/09/2010 04:03:13 PM (9 years ago)
Author:
Christian Franke
Comment:

Samsung firmware patch does not change version number!

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  • SamsungF4EGBadBlocks

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    44'''* WARNING: Do not use smartmontools with Samsung HD155UI and HD204UI drives unless the firmware patch is already installed.'''
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    6 '''* Samsung provides the firmware patch [http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386 here].''' We will test it soon.
     6'''* Samsung provides the firmware patch [http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386 here].'''
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    88'''* This warning also applies to other tools which use IDENTIFY DEVICE to obtain drive information.''' The problem is not SMART related.
     
    1111and [http://hdparm-win32.dyndns.org/ Windows]) and with ''!SeaTools for Windows''.'''
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     13'''* THE SAMSUNG FIRMWARE PATCH DOES NOT CHANGE THE FIRMWARE VERSION NUMBER (Believe it or not!).'''
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    1315* Smartctl 5.39.X and 5.40 print a [changeset:3215 warning] if the user has done a [wiki:Download#Updatethedrivedatabase drive database update] after 2010-11-24.
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     17* The warning will also be printed when the patch is already installed!
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    72 2010-11-26: The info is published on [http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/SMART-Tool-beschaedigt-Daten-auf-Samsung-Festplatte-Update-1143120.html heise online news] (German) (updated 2010-11-30).
     762010-11-26: The info is published on [http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/SMART-Tool-beschaedigt-Daten-auf-Samsung-Festplatte-Update-1143120.html heise online news] (German) (updated 2010-11-30, [http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Firmware-Patch-fuer-Samsung-Festplatte-EcoGreen-F4-HD204UI-1150154.html 2010-12-09]).
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    80 2010-12-02: Samsung confirmed the problem. A firmware update is under development.
     842010-12-02: Samsung confirmed the problem.
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     882010-12-09: Samsung released a [http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386 firmware patch].
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    1901982010-11-30, [mailto:chrfranke@users.sourceforge.net Christian Franke].
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     201* The problem could no longer be reproduced after the firmware patch was installed.
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     203The patch did '''not''' change the firmware version number reported by IDENTIFY DEVICE:
     204{{{
     205# smartctl -i -q noserial /dev/sda
     206smartctl 5.40 2010-10-16 r3189 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] (local build)
     207Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net
     208
     209=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
     210Device Model:     SAMSUNG HD204UI
     211Firmware Version: 1AQ10001
     212User Capacity:    2,000,398,934,016 bytes
     213...
     214}}}
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     2162010-12-09, [mailto:chrfranke@users.sourceforge.net Christian Franke].
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    202228[http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=27905&start=90 Samsung Spinpoint F4EG HD204UI 2TB compatibility? (Synology Forum)][[BR]]
    203229[http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=30838 Data loss with Samsung 204UI and Smartmontools (Synology Forum)][[BR]]
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    204231[http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/SMART-Tool-beschaedigt-Daten-auf-Samsung-Festplatte-Update-1143120.html SMART-Tool beschädigt Daten auf Samsung-Festplatte (Heise Online News, German)][[BR]]
     232[http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Firmware-Patch-fuer-Samsung-Festplatte-EcoGreen-F4-HD204UI-1150154.html Firmware-Patch für Samsung-Festplatte EcoGreen F4 HD204UI (Heise Online News, German)][[BR]]
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