Actually, I don't have any powers in the firmware forum.
But allow me to explain myself and why I felt that a consolidation is better... It is my opinion in this particular case that it would be better if everything is consolidated into one thread. MtkFlash is a firmware flash tool used usually for dead drive recoveries. The EEPROM utility doesn't even have the ability to read the firmware, much less flash it, and thus, they are two very unrelated tools. The VY08 thread was intended mainly for the results of the firmware itself and not for dealing with misflashes (because misflashing can occur with any firmware, not just VY08, and thus, it is not an issue specific to VY08).
Anyway, this is what you said in the VY08 thread:
there was also another update called FWUdate that did something regarding waking up the usb after suspend - this is what killed my drive - does anyone know how to reflash this update or what it really does? i dont have a bin for this, only for VY08?
So you are saying now that it was the firmware update for the USB interface that killed your drive? You were never very specific when first posting about the problem, so it was assumed that it was VY08 that killed the drive...
- FWUpdate is for the external enclosure in which your drive is enclosed.
- VY08 is for the drive itself.
These are two different devices with two different firmwares. MtkFlash is designed to fix a misflash of the drive, not of the enclosure. So if your drive is not misflashed, then MtkFlash will not do you any good.
I do not know of any way to fix a misflashed enclosure except to get a replacement enclosure.