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post #1 of 19
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http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=308

Will performing this update wipe all the data? I'm already backing up my stuff to flash drives, but I would really like to keep my 100GB of Steam games, I don't have anywhere else to back them up to. No external drive or other HDD.

Has anyone done this firmware update?

Re-downloading 100GB of games means half my monthly data quota is down the gutter, not to mention how long it will take at only 8mbps kookoo.gif

So yeah, little help please?
post #2 of 19
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22 views and not one response? I thought with how popular this drive was someone would know redface.gif
post #3 of 19
hdd firmwares

if it ain't broke
don't fix it
post #4 of 19
I am thinking that it wouldn't wipe any data, it's only a firmware update. The data and boot record would remain the same just update how it handles that data. Would be pretty silly for a company to make a update that wipes all your data.
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hdd firmwares

if it ain't broke
don't fix it

pretty much.
    
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HDDs have firmware?......wow.
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post #7 of 19
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Everything has firmware.

Also,

If it ain't broke, take it apart and fix it. thumb.gif

I have everything I need backed up now... All or nothing.
post #8 of 19
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Can't get the stupid program to run... Need a DOS disc or something. Wonderful. I hate this crap.
post #9 of 19
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Can't get the stupid program to run... Need a DOS disc or something. Wonderful. I hate this crap.

it won't bring any performance boosts or fixes for any bugs or anythign

so why mess with the HDD? I support your last statement, but for HDD's...if you don't want to screw up your data, dont do it

if you rant about this later; remember its your fault

your hdd ain't broke; so dont fix it
post #10 of 19
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I just hate creating MS-DOS boot discs on a 64 bit OS. Most sites just give you an installer but I need the files themselves and a format utility for the USB drive.

It won't increase performance, yes, but it means the drive will be detected properly during boot. Smaller boot time is better, even if only marginally.
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