Do I need to update my WD Red's Firmware?


#1

Hello,

I bought a 6TB WD Red in November 2015 and have been using it an Linux server since then (Openmediavault).

By chance, I have just come across a page the suggests that there might be an issue with the Harddrive’s firmware, that needs to updated:

https://withblue.ink/2016/07/15/what-i-learnt-from-using-wd-red-disks-to-build-a-home-nas.html

I am not entirely sure what the implications of this are but is there a way to check whether my Harddrive already has the fix or whether I do indeed need to add it?


#2

There is not any way to update the WD Red drive’s firmware.

If you are facing any issue with the drive. I would recommend you to run winDLG Full Test on the drive by connecting the drive as Secondary drive with your computer through SATA port.

Link for the winDLG is given below: