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WD Firmware update

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December 16, 2012 1:30:16 PM

Hey guys,

I have two older Western Digital hard-disks and someone told me that it is better to have up-to-date firmware in order to maximize drives performance.
My drives:
1. WD6400AAKS-65A7B0 (640GB) - firmware: 01.03B01
2. WD5000AAKS-00V1A0 (500GB) - firmware: 05.01D05

How can I update the firmware of those hdds?

Thanks in advance :) 

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a c 311 G Storage
December 16, 2012 4:34:42 PM

Go to WD's web site and see what downloads are available for your models.
December 16, 2012 4:55:38 PM

Been there, done that, nothing interesting :( 
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a c 311 G Storage
December 16, 2012 5:17:20 PM

FWIW, the WD6400AAKS-65A7B0 appears to be a HP/Compaq OEM drive while the WD5000AAKS-00V1A0 appears to be a retail version.

Maybe HP's web site has something.
December 16, 2012 5:32:32 PM

Nope, nothing on HP's site.
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