WANTED updated firmware for WD15EADS

I have an old WD15EADS which ran REALLY slow, WD wouldn’t accept it as a warranty item, I (much) later found it was a firmware issue, I have now dug the drive out of a dusty drawer and wondered if anyone has the updated firmware for the drive.
Thanks in advance,
smiffy

What firmware it has now and full model number?
Can you post a SMART report also?

Hi there,

Thank you for getting back to me…

the drive is a WDC WD15EADS-00P8B0 1500.3GB, it has firmware 01.00A01

Regards,

smiffy

Can you do a deep analysis using Speedfan util and post link to result? Seems this disk has pending bad sectors. On some firmwares even pending sectors cause it to not be accessible while it rescans them.