Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:28 PM
You don't need a samsung. Hitachi will work as well unless its a 79. For Hitachi 0078FK you need a VIA VT6421L Chipset SATA Card ($20) if your mothoerboard contains a Silicon Image SATA chipset. For the other hitach versions Hitachi 46 / 47 / 59, those can be flashed with basically all SATA chipsets, or even a SATA-to-USB adapter.
For Samsung MS25, Silicon Image, Promise, and NForce2 chipsets are known to NOT be compatible for flashing it. There are a few others also with compatibility issues. Intel ICH5/6/7/8 chipsets, NForce 3/4, SiS, Uli, Jmicron, and VIA chipsets are all known to be compatible
For Samsung MS28, just get the VIA VT6421L Chipset. You cannot flash a Samsung drive or the 0078FK Hitachi using a SATA-to-USB adapter.