That’s bad. Official firmware should work normally.
Yup, with the HP FW this drive is a dog from what I’ve read on the net, part of the reason I got it for free… Wouldn’t surprise me if HP had purposely limited this drive only to work with certain types of media, ie HP media :a
These steps are not needed, since flasher and .bin file are integrated in the exe file from Samsung. Since it is just a self-extracting archive, it can be extracted with a packer like 7zip or Winrar.
Thanks for the tip! I didn’t realise they were Archives, makes sense tho.
Newer versions of SFDNWIN are case sensitive with commandline switches. The -NOCHECK should be entered in CAPITALS
So does this mean the newer versions work with the -nocheck command too? I’m sure it wasn’t case sensitive before.
Just forgot to mention: crossflashing as described above will void your warranty. If something goes wrong, then the drive might be killed and you have to buy a new one.
This is true, but when faced with a drive that is a bad as it was with the HP FW I would take the risk for the $20 the drive is prob worth…
Thanks for pointing me right there anyway. I just thought I’d write a decent guide for all those with these HP drives that aren’t happy with them. It took me quite a bit of research and trial and error to get this far so I would’ve appreciated it if someone else had taken the 10 mins to write it down and it would’ve saved me all those hours of toil…
Oh and I posted it here as this was the first result that came up on my google search for the dreaded TS-H653L, which is now a SH-S183L with a HP sticker on it And hopefully fully functional although I have yet to fully test it…