06-23-2011 03:32 PM
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
06-26-2011 09:32 PM
Hi there, first you'd need the file with the update, and that is not posted anywhere.
06-27-2011 07:57 AM
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.