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HD204UI firmware update

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Last response: in Storage
February 13, 2013 5:42:34 PM

Hello everybody!
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. ( 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! :) 

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a c 1306 G Storage
a c 91 Ô Samsung
February 13, 2013 11:59:49 PM

yes you need to connect it internally to a sata port.
a c 459 G Storage
a b Ô Samsung
February 14, 2013 6:58:51 PM

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.