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IBM Hard Drive firmware

Posted on 2012-04-04
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I have a DS3512 that is not recognizing my Seagate drives, because they are not proprietary IBM drives even though the IBM drives are the exact same model as the Seagate. Is it possible to flash the Seagate drives with IBM hard drive firmware, to make it recognize the drives? Also how would I go about doing this? Thank you.
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Not possible.   IBM isn't stupid.  The branded firmware detects the vanity vendor/product ID, and if it does not match what is currently running, it rejects it.

(One does not brand a drive by merely flashing an arbitrary firmware update.  Something else has to happen, and I will not tell you what that is, due to my non-disclosure agreement. Suffice to say that while it is possible, I doubt any of the people who know what has to be done will tell you because doing so would be a criminal offense and open one up to a huge theft of intellectual property lawsuit).
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