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how do i update this, i just got my classified and i am having problems with my 640 drives, my TB drive is just fine so i am thinking maybe firmware(bios)
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post #2 of 9
What kind of problems? Are the drives out of warranty?
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post #3 of 9
u have a WD but what i did for my seagate is download a few files( provided from seagate) burn to a cd and boot to it. its was prity easy and did it bye it self i think.
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post #4 of 9
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still in warranty, and just very poor performance, both of the 640's i have are doing this while my TB drive is fine, so i am thinking something is wrong with the drives firmware

still anybody know how to do this with WD
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post #6 of 9
your post got me curious because i have 2 of the 500 gig black drives in raid 0,
unfortunately there are no firmware updates available for that drive from WD .
link :
http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc....ted=1113493894
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post #7 of 9
How bad is your perfomance? I'm about to buy a second 640GB 1AALS. but so far my first one is fine.
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post #8 of 9
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i already have two, and the performance is very poor, as i said, my 1TB black drive is normal, but my 640's are not, they were fine with the x58 vanilla, this just happened since i went to the classified
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post #9 of 9
I know this is an old post but WD's non RAID edition hard drives have been crippled with a disabled TLER which will cause problems when in RAID. Do not use RAID 0 and if you use RAID 1 5 10 or other, make sure you have the latest edition of Intel Rapid Storage Technology since their old version has a lot of problems with RAID (unreliable, slow, BSOD, crashes)

I hope this helps,

Neo
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