Just got my new ND-4550 a saw that there is already a newer fw.
Then I checked the readme for that fw and wondered if all those steps a really necessary.
Connect drive to secondary IDE channel as Master
Disconnect all slave hardware from IDE secondary Master
Use standard UDMA-2 IDE cable
(What’s “standard”? I got normal 133 cables, is that enought?)
Update in Windows “Safe Mode”
Under Windows 2000 & XP login as administrator
Update without DMA mode, under Windows XP & 2000 in the device manager - “IDE ATA/ ATAPI controllers”, you can switch from DMA to PIO mode
(OK, but why that??? Never switched back to PIO for fw update)
Disconnect all external USB/ FireWire devices.
(Does this count too for joystick, keyboard, and mice?)
Deactivate virusscanners, active desktop programs and packetwriting agents
(Aren’t they off anyway in safe mode???)
Do not turn off power during the updating process.
Sorry for all those question but the fw update with my old drive was much easier.
BTW anyone OK with 1.07 or are there any problems with it?