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July 27, 2011, 12:59:31 PM
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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

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July 28, 2011, 01:05:39 AM
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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.
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July 28, 2011, 09:00:49 AM
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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 :-)

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July 28, 2011, 10:17:45 AM
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If the bug isn't present after dec 2010 you're in the clear your drive was manufactured in month 6 (june) of 2011

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