Updating WD Red HDD Firmware

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Fireblade69
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Updating WD Red HDD Firmware

Post by Fireblade69 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:17 am

Hi

Does anyone know how I can update the firmware on my 'in use' Western Digital Red hard drives.

I have tried to update the HDD using the Western Digital App on my MacBook Pro with the disk attached in a caddy and the Mac will not recognise the drive; presumably this is because of the file structure?

Any ideas??

Appreciated

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storageman
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Re: Updating WD Red HDD Firmware

Post by storageman » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:23 am

Maybe read this
Sure they need updating?
https://community.wd.com/t/recognize-ex ... ate/227763

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Re: Updating WD Red HDD Firmware

Post by dolbyman » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:34 am

depends on the USB dock/enclosure

some pass the HDD controller through, some are "impersonating" it

if the firmware is not updatable in the dock, you might have to attach them to a SATA port directly to upgrade the firmware

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