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Samsung Spinpoint F1 TB Firmware...

Discussion in 'Storage' started by InnocentCriminal, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. InnocentCriminal

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    Apparently the 750GB and 1TB versions are are physically identical and only the firmware is different. So, with powers of deduction and curiosity, flashing the 1TB firmware to my 750GB would in fact enable the extra 250GB drive space.

    An interesting development to quote my friend.

    Obviously it can't be as simple as that. I presume Samsung have done something to not allow something as simple to be done, so I guess the remaining 250GB drive space is going to be faulty sectors or something of a defunct nature.

    Anyroad, I'm tempted to give this a shot in the mouth, yeah I could brick my brand new 750GB HDD but hey, for the interest of *cough* science, I'm willing to do so.

    So, to you my fellow TPU'ers if anyone has a 1TB Spinpoint, if they could be so kind as to upload the firmware, I'll reward you with a thanks and my results.

    :D
     
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    I'll upload my F1 firmware but first you gotta tell me how to do it :D
     
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    That's what I was gonna say:laugh:
     
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    The 750 drives use 250gb platters and the 1TB drives use 333GB platters, so it's impossible :p
     
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    That's weird. According to Bit-Tech and Samsung's website the specifications are identical. Still, I'll be investigating this further because if it's possible, it'll be freaking sweet and I'd be a hero!

    :rockout:

    Or something.

    :p
     
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    Have to say that is correct.

    750GB = 250GB platters

    1TB = 333GB platters....
     

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