QUOTE(ricflairandy @ Oct 10 2006, 07:07 PM)
curious as to why you think its not needed and media stealth is?
Also, surley if the samsung reports back the correct checksum, isnt that just as secure as firmware stealth?
For MS to add code to the kernal to handle reading the firmware would be much work, even if their
Southbridge can handle the commands (some SATA controllers can't).
MS would need to code different sections for each type of drive they have used and then upgrade
the code for their newer drives.
It would be much easier for MS to add code to ask for the DMI and PFI sectors from the disc, as
this code would be the same for all drives and would not need to be updated when MS starts to
use newer drives like the BenQ or LiteOn.
Hence, Media Stealth is better as the firmware will give back the right DMI and PFI sectors when
"c4e" thinks the "correct checksum" feature for the Samsung is good and the best that is possible
for the Samsung and as such it is good as it can be and basically is just as good as "Firmware stealth"
on the Hitachi.