My objective was simply to remove all the now dated software on this old drive. Unfortunately, you have to use a program to do that - and it requires all firmware patches have been applied.
I found a couple of the patches and applied them. Still the program balks and tells me that I’m missing something.
There must be a master list somewhere? Please?
BTW, if you have a more expeditious suggestion on how to reformat that drive and wipe out Smart Ware, please respond to this thread.