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lister171254
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-23-2011

WD20EARS-00MVWB0 firmware upgrade?

I have three 2TB disks, all three model no. WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0

I have a problem enabling SMART on one of them, the other two are ok.

The only difference I can see is the Firmware;

Firmware version of the drives with SMART enabled: 51.0AB51
Firmware version of the drives wher enabling SMART fails: 0953; SMART reports this drive as SMART capable

My question is how can I upgrade the firmware on Linux

 

I've contacted WD support, but was told to conatc this forum

 

Thanks

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ThePizzaMatrix
Posts: 4,010
Registered: ‎10-13-2010

Re: WD20EARS-00MVWB0 firmware upgrade?

Hi there, first you'd need the file with the update, and that is not posted anywhere.

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lister171254
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Registered: ‎06-23-2011
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Re: WD20EARS-00MVWB0 firmware upgrade?

Any idea where I can get the file from?

 

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ThePizzaMatrix
Posts: 4,010
Registered: ‎10-13-2010
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Re: WD20EARS-00MVWB0 firmware upgrade?

Honestly no idea. The file is not allowed to be posted in here and WD doesn't have available to the public on their website. I know it's not much, but leave the request open in here. Also try to contact the user fzabkar as he was able to make a Linux tool to change the firmware on other WD drives.

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