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Title: help with Samsung 2TB HD204UI HDD
Post by: film2240 on July 27, 2011, 12:59:31 PM
Hi,
I know this may not be the best place to ask for help with a HDD but I didn't know where else to turn.

My question is,how do you find out the manufacturing date on those drives?because I know that if its Dec 2010 or later no f/w update is needed (to fix data loss bug) but if nov 2010 or earlier F/W update is needed.

I just got it today.

How can I find this on the HDD label (on the disk itself,if possible) or which tools can I use to find this out?

Thank you


Title: Re: help with Samsung 2TB HD204UI HDD
Post by: deslok on July 28, 2011, 01:05:39 AM
It should be physically on the disk. Most tools can tell you when windows was installed on a machine (run cmd and type systeminfo) but not the exact manufacture date of some of the components.
yours should be labled in a maner similar to this model
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6996/samsungdrivemodel.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/samsungdrivemodel.jpg/)

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Title: Re: help with Samsung 2TB HD204UI HDD
Post by: film2240 on July 28, 2011, 09:00:49 AM
Where u circled red,mine says:2011.06

I don't know if thats the manufacturing date or not?(Probably is)

My drive revision is A

Is my drive affected by the f/w bug or is it well past the date where drives were shipped with buggy f/w?

thanx fot the gr8 help :-)


Title: Re: help with Samsung 2TB HD204UI HDD
Post by: deslok on July 28, 2011, 10:17:45 AM
If the bug isn't present after dec 2010 you're in the clear your drive was manufactured in month 6 (june) of 2011