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Model : SAMSUNG MZ7KH1T9HAJR-00005
Firmware Version : GXT3003Q
Health Status : Normal
Remnant Media Wearout : 93%
Power-On Hours : 0
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They should work for all capacities. It seems to be important that the first four digits (hardware-revision/generation) and the sixth&seventh match (e.g. GXT5*04Q, HXM7*04Q, EDA5*02Q --> *=firmware-revision, 0 to F).Will this FW work for other capacities than 3.84?
I flashed that firmware file successfully on one of my drives after I managed to wipe the unknown ATA password from it. That was on a drive I had wiped anyway though. Now I'm thinking of applying it to my other PM863a drive, but that one has data on it. Even if I have it backed up, restoring it would be quite time consuming.Stock for PM863a attached. Tested, flash and work okay.
Indeed it was.Yes, data will be intact.
Quite possibly, yes. I don't know what firmware customizations Dell makes to their drives though, so I've been sticking to the generic Samsung firmware.Just found that there is a newer version of the Dell driver: `Samsung GC57 for model number(s) MZ7LM240HMHQ0D3, MZ7LM480HMHQ0D3, MZ7LM960HMJP0D3, MZ7LM1T9HMJP0D3 and MZ7LM3T8HMLP0D3. | Driver Details | Dell US` (`Serial-ATA_Firmware_W8FPW_WN64_GC57_A00.EXE`).
The page indicates that it is applicable to `MZ7LM3T8HMLP0D3`.
Would it also be applicable to the PM863a (`MZ7LM3T8HMLP-0005`, stock F/W: GXT5404Q)?