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Hi i have just gotten an extra 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ (Firmware 1AJ1001).

I have heard that this drive needs a firmware update to run on the P67 platform. Seeing as my motherboard has been sent in for the B3 replacement i thought i'd get the drive updated via Esata on my Laptop. Now i downloaded the firmware from samsung, but when i run the patch it says "I'm not for this drive" (Something like that anyway). So i can't update the firmware.

Now Samsung doesn't tell you what the firmware number is your flashing so i'm wondering if my drive already has the latest firmware as the manufacturing date is 2011.02.

If anyone here has flashed thier F3 to the current firmware to fix the P67/SB850 bug can you tell me what the firmware revision is?

Thank you.
post #2 of 10
I'm curious if I should update mine. I'm running two SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TBs that I just bought on a P67 MB. I have been using them in Raid 0 for a few weeks with no issues so far......
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Originally Posted by PresNotSure;13271345 
I'm curious if I should update mine. I'm running two SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TBs that I just bought on a P67 MB. I have been using them in Raid 0 for a few weeks with no issues so far......

It might be that drives manufactured after january 2011 already have the newest firmware. It would be good of Samsung to give more info though so we know which firmware we should be running.
post #4 of 10
Never heard of the Spinpoint F3 needing a new firmware to run on P67. Mine's running just peachy on P67 B3. No bugs or issues.
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Diabolical999;13275280 
Never heard of the Spinpoint F3 needing a new firmware to run on P67. Mine's running just peachy on P67 B3. No bugs or issues.

See here: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=308
post #6 of 10
Hello, jackbrennan2008, the same problem here :

3 spinpoint HD103SJ (2 x firmware 1AJ100E5, 1 x firmware 1AJ10001), and when I try to apply the Samsung F3 patch you mention, I've always the same response : "this program isn't available for this drive" ... :-(

The problem between Spinpoint F3 and P67 mobos is only when you connect the HD to SATA III bus > it could crash your disk !

Anyway, if somebody has a successfull patch, could you inform us on the final firmware revision ?

Thks
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I tried to flash mine on an SB750 board, to get the same failed result as mentioned above. And no idea if my drive has the fault still or not..
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Well, according to this FAQ from ASUS, firmware 1AJ10001 doesn't seem to require any patch ...
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Originally Posted by butch02;13328412 
Well, according to this FAQ from ASUS, firmware 1AJ10001 doesn't seem to require any patch ...

Thats really good to know. Thank you.

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