fordperf wrote:Or is 3.1 just recognizing that I have drives installed that MIGHT need to be patched?
I never got the warning when I upgraded to DSM 3.1. My drives are dated 12-2010.
Maybe DSM looks at drive model (HD204UI) and also looks at the serial number range. Those within the serial number range: xxxxxxxZ7xxxxx, xxxxxxxZ8xxxxx,xxxxxxxZ9xxxxx,xxxxxxxZAxxxxx, or xxxxxxxZBxxxxx cause the warning message to appear. I doubt DSM can tell if the drive has been patched so it issues the warning just in case. I'm just guessing...
there's no way for Syno to know what has and has not been patched. Unless Samsung
provided them with some secret info, there was no firmware number change so the drives look identical. I also highly doubt that DSM looks at a SN range. What if Syno got it wrong? Samsung
was about as forthcoming with information as a prisoner being held at gun point, and their handling of the bugs and subsequent information release has been pathetic, and that's being polite.
Who knows what Samsung
did, exactly when the firmware change was made vis-a-vis the manufacturing line, whether it fixed one problem, two problems, or simply created new problems? If syno were to program something specific into their software for a clumsy error made by another vendor, I'd be surprised, and extremely disappointed.
I'm watching this closely. So far, I'm not sure about putting my two new F4
drives in a DS yet. Until I see an answer to this problem, I think I'll wait a while longer.