Updating Rebranded Oracle P4608 firmware to Intel firmware?

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  1. fhw72

    fhw72 New Member

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    I recently bought a P4608 - but unfortunately it was not a vanilla Intel P4608 but the
    Oracle OEM variant... :-(

    Is there any chance to convert it to an Intel variant (i.e. reflash the firmware)?

    The drive comes with firmware 8DV1RD28 but as the current (8DV1RF30)
    is not available without paying for it I'd rather return the drive if it's possible to convert.

    Thanks,
    F.W.

    PS: I hate these re-branded drives...
     
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  2. azev

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    my experience with trying to convert firmware on various ssd from oem like Oracle or HP to manufacture firmware have always failed.
    Not to mentioned the risk of turning your fancy ssd to a paper weight. I'd say just use them as is, if you're lucky you might be able to find ways to upgrade your ssd fimware with OEM latest release. Performance wise they are usually on par or sometime even better than the original spec.
     
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    I was contemplating to keep it... but the fact that possible fixes are out of reach bothers me. I wouldn't have
    bid on the drive knowing it's an Oracle variant beforehand.
     
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    Just another short question if this is this usual behavior:

    I mounted the drive in my PC and instead of one 6.4TB drive it's reported as 2x 3.2TB drives.

    Is this normal?
     
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