few days ago I got me a Samsung SH-203B drive. Of course I looked for a new firmware right away. Samsung’s LiveUpdate found one, BS01 (BS00 is the native f/w). But when I tried to update, sfdnwin stopped and closed (without any confirmation or whatsoever). After a reboot the drive wouldn’t even open, the LED was on all the time.
Sfdnwin was showing that the drive seemed to hang in some “BOOT”-mode, whatever that might be. Now I tried several update files I found here, on Samsung websites or other firmware web pages. Nothing worked out. I even tried the other onboard S-ATA controller (ICH8 and Gigabyte SATA2). Luckily I could trade that drive for a new one.
But I am eager to update it. Isn’t there any DOS software? I know why I hate Windows tools. The differences in S-ATA controllers isn’t helping I guess.
All trials were done under WinXP (32bit). I changed now to Vista64. Information you may want to know.