iHAS324-08 vs. iHAS324-09?

vbimport

#1

i tried to search the forum for the answer, but the search function is not working for me at the moment.

anyway, are these the same drives? i ordered what was advertised as an iHAS324-08, but i received an iHAS324-09? is the 09 just the retail version of the 08? thanks for any information.

chris


#2

I have both and as far as I can tell, they are the same except that it appears the -09 might be the 2009 version of that drive, and of course the -09 comes with different firmware. They are both retail versions, though.

Maybe someone that knows more will reply with additional information


#3

Just to follow up on this a bit, here’s a vendor that sells it as the same drive:

http://www.directron.com/ihas32408.html

Notice that they show it as iHAS324-[B]08/09[/B] in the heading and description, then as the [B]-08[/B] in the part number.


#4

[QUOTE=ozar;2459974]I have both and as far as I can tell, they are the same except that it appears the -09 might be the 2009 version of that drive, and of course the -09 comes with different firmware. They are both retail versions, though.

Maybe someone that knows more will reply with additional information[/QUOTE]
What are the firmware versions of the 08 and 09 that you have?
Noticed that Provantage has 672 of the 08’s in stock for anyone looking for the MTK drive.


#5

Both have the Mediatek chip.