Yup, pretty sure. I downloaded the flasher and everything from the Samsung site, but it wouldn’t work, with a “Drive not compatible” error or similar. Let me know if you find a a way, but I gave up after an hour of trying.
SMART planning, but get a second hard drive A.S.A.P. so you can “match” the exact model to the one you have. I was lucky to get a PAIR (I ordered mine w/ factory RAID 0) of WD’s … not the nicer WD “RAID” edition HD’s with 3 year warranty’s, but a “matched” pair of WD2500JS Hawks… decent HD’s !!
Mine came with a single 320GB Seagate 7200.9 Barracuda. I would like to match with another 320GB Seagate, as I have several and have good luck with them, plus 5 year warranty. Fry’s has a 320B WD on sale this week, it is awful tempting.
At one time Dell offered a CHOICE of RAID 0 -or- RAID 1 CONFIGURATIONS from the factory… NOW it’s just RAID 0 :a … and I want RAID 1 (mirror) so I had to “change” the BIOS to RAID 1… it warned me (and I KNEW) ALL DATA would be wiped out… LOST forever… so I too wiped out the Dell “diagnostic” partition, etc. and did a clean install (one partition only) of MS Windows VISTA (Home Premium that came with the Dell) although now I wish I would have chosen the option to buy the XPS410 with the $170 Vista ULTIMATE “option” !! I have no “fax” and no “back-up” in Home Premium, along with encryption, etc. that comes with Ultimate edition.
I got the Ultimate edition. In fact, that was one of the main reasons I got the 410, as it is one of the few you can cofigure with Ultimate.
BY THE WAY… last week I decided NOT to buy the LITE-ON LH-20A1S (SATA) that was coming out and decided to buy a PLEXTOR 755SA instead. Expensive but reliable (I certainly hope) from what many have said and wrote. I installed it this past weekend… hardware went in fine (actually I used a shorter SATA cable I had) but oh what a “mess” the downloaded (LE) as well as the one on DVD - PLEXTOOLS made… BOTH locked up my Vista big time… got another FORUM THREAD here ALL about my “adventures” :a !!
That’s a drag. I have a nice Plextor 716A PATA drive that I wanted to use in the Vista machine (before I realized PATA wouldn’t work). Plextools is nice. I hope you find a workaround.