[mythtv-users] WARNING: Samsung F4 owners / warning. Disable smartmontools

f-myth-users at media.mit.edu f-myth-users at media.mit.edu
Thu Dec 9 10:09:48 UTC 2010

    > Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2010 11:23:01 -0500
    > From: John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>

    > It is now known that the samsung F4 has a buggy firmware that causes
    > 64 sectors of data to randomly be discarded from the write cache when
    > an ATA command to identify the device is executed during a disk write.
    > I have 3 F4 and I have verified that the issue does exist on my
    > drives. Samsung is aware of this bug and is working on a fix.

    > http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/smartmontools/wiki/SamsungF4EGBadBlocks

The URL above now reports that [1] points at a firmware fix.  Assuming
you fight through the atrocious English, has anyone here tried the new
firmware?  (Gosh, that was quick, all things considered.)

[1] http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386

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