1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 1, 2011 10:35 AM by Colin Brougham

    Samsung F4 eco-green users around?

    Harm Millaard Level 7

      Look here: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386


      Did not feel like translating this myself, so Google did it for me. Sorry for the lacking translation.


      There were still 1.5 Samsung EcoGreen drives and 2TB with corrupt firmware on the market. The bug has led to data loss for a number of Tweakers. Samsung has already released a firmware patch.

      EcoGreen drives with model number F4EG and storage capacities of 1.5 and 2TB may contain erroneous firmware. According to Samsung, which in December quietly released a patch for the problem, the firmware makes an error during a write-NCQ command the command to identify the disk is sent.

      A Tweaker notifies the editors that he received corrupt data EcoGreen F4EG with four drives in a NAS. Other users would be running up against corrupt data. Moreover, few owners of the Samsung drives are aware of the problem and thus the flash procedure to install a firmware patch has not yet been implemented.

      Samsung EcoGreen drives would now deliver the revised firmware version, but many (web) shops still offer EcoGreen hard drives with the incorrect firmware. The version number of the firmware patch, that would be the same as that of the incorrect firmware, makes it difficult to verify the correct version is installed.