First of all, I haven't seen any reports of user experiences using either of those utilities with my particular drive model. I'm not willing to eat $30 being a guinea pig and I'm not willing to lie and RMA a drive that I knowingly fucked up. All of which is why I inquired about RPC1 firmware and not an RPC1 utility.
Second of all, my original post had 30 views and went a week without reply. If your judgement is that I should have let it linger on page 3 or cross-posted, you can kiss my left nut. :bigsmile: