I own a hard disk Samsung HD204UI and I would like to ask 2 questions :
1) I used HD Tune to access SMART data of my disk and I found that G-Sense Error Rate is constantly increasing (current value 12369). Also the Program Fail Count is a bit high (5654513). Is my disk dying?
2) I found that Samsung suggests the update of the firmware for this model. (http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/223571e...). But I use this disk as en external drive (I‘ve put it inside a HD enclosure) . At my point of view I can’t update the firmware of my drive (unless I find I PC and connect it as master HD). Am I right?
Looking forward for your responses!
IIRC, Samsung's updater requires that you configure the SATA controller for legacy IDE mode in your BIOS. That is, the updater expects to see your drive on a traditional ISA port, either 0x1F0 or 0x170.