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post #11 of 17
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Oh okay, thank you.
post #12 of 17
The firmware update doesn't work if you have an SiI 3512 SATA add-in card with latest BIOS update. The Firmware update fails saying 'update is not for this drive' even though it correctly identify's the model.

The update worked fine on another PC with on-board SATA intel ICH9M.
Also worth noting that the Paragon partition alignment software on the Samsung site detected the drive in both my XP and VISTA PCs but failed to recognise it as an Advanced format drive and appeared greyed out in BOTH systems. Therefore I had to create aligned partitions with my VISTA system. Drive took me around 15 hours (inc researching problems on the net) to set up and partition instead of the normal 20 mins.
Basically you can't set it up under XP and SiI3512 SATA card.
post #13 of 17
Just bought a F4EG 2TB, I can't read Korean, but the only date I can find on the label is 2011.01, that should mean it's manufactured in Jan. 2011 right? So I should be safe without updating the fw?
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Yes, you should be safe with that date on them.
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i just got this drive today. when i turn the pc on it makes a single clicking sound but if i restart it doesent...

is this normal?
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When you restart without shutting down the hard drive is still powered up so it could well be normal. I don't notice it with mine, but I could have more fans that would cover the noise than you do.

Run GSmartControl to get a full SMART status of the drive using the LONG test and post the results back here.
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+rep for papasmurf

thanks man
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