Release an overlay reload or upgrade kit

From this day on, I will only buy a hard drive if I already have the ability to reload or upgrade the firmware.  Without this option, if the firmware getts borked your drive is permanently toast.

I vote with my dollars, and I only vote for the success of companies that offer the ability to replace firmware located in mutable (erasable) storage!

great sugestion … if firmware could go back at only chips ( good ones ) i think that hard drives withn many bad sectors could still be save some data off them instead of not being able to detect itself or appearing the alias factory name