WD20EARS-00MVWB0 firmware upgrade?

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


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Hi there, first you’d need the file with the update, and that is not posted anywhere.


Any idea where I can get the file from?

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.