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

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 10:12:49 UTC 2010

On 9 December 2010 21:09,  <f-myth-users at media.mit.edu> wrote:
>    > 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.)

Great, so now where can I find a DOS bootable media that will allow my
to flash my drives?

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