QUOTE(jabroniekilla @ Nov 4 2006, 02:07 PM)
once one of the genius hackers update the firmware to the new hitachi, you will be able to flash it like normal. dont worry about the glue.
I thought the issue is that the drive cannot be put into the mode where you can read/write the FW. Perhaps there may be a work around but it will not be simple.
If you just bough it you can exchange it for another unit and pray for a sammy.
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