So after that my external WD drive has been acting up a bit since I moved from XP to w7 (even though it’s been much better after a w7 reinstall and another revision on my chipset drivers)
I today decided to update the discs firmware in hope that the disc would be more stable and less strange.
I started the update, it recognized my disk and showed me the before and after versions of the firmware, going from 1.032 to one that was over v.3 I think.
Anyway, I choose to update the firmware, the disc got kicked out from (sas/disc mode) to something I guess are a write/update mode for the FW (image 1 below) and then the progressbar started to move, problem being that it doesn’t really seem to do anything, I have no % meter and it only maxes the progressbar, then it starts over, and over, and over.
Hopefully the updater haven’t yet to write any data and hopefully I should be able to just powercycle it, but I thought I’d ask here before.
So this is what the application looks like now, sorry for the Swedish but what it says are.
Update you built-in wd software
The update of the discs firmware are running. Do not disconnect either the usb nor the power cable during the duration of the update.
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Sooo, what to do?
- Windows 7 Pro x64 (as admin)
- My computer is a dell xps m1530
- The motherboard uses a intel chipset for the USB controller
- Nothing else than a mouse plugged in at the moment.
Let me know if there is something else you need to know. I will leave this running for now in hope that I won’t brick the sata->usb chipset.