We seem to be back on the drive firmware update path again. I recently had an issue with a customer system running desktop drives (yes, I know they shouldn’t but they do). I checked the drive firmware with what I knew to be the latest from my drive vendor mate … and it was out of date.
So very quickly told the customer to check for latest/later version with vendor. Lo and behold they came up with an even newer version than I was aware of.
So the moral of the story is … contact your drive vendor and ask them what the latest version is for that drive. Don’t tell them what you have, just ask what the latest version is.
I don’t see why my friends in the drive business should escape all this firmware fun!