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IBM ships ‘mandatory’ ThinkPad HDD patch

Fixes Hitachi Travelstar 'reliability issues'

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IBM has issued a "mandatory" software update for ThinkPad notebooks equipped with Hitachi-manufactured hard drives.

According the company's support web site, the firmware update fixes what it describes as "early reliability issues in some drives".

The patch is pitched at ThinkPad R50, R50p, T41 and T41p models with Hitachi Travelstar 7200rpm 60GB hard drives. IBM says that the patch should be applied to these machines irrespective of where in the world they were purchased.

The drives in question have model number HTS726060M9AT00 with ASM part number 92P6550 and FRU part number 92P6551. The Read Me file also mentions drive model number HTS5480xxM9AT00. Windows' Device Manager should reveal the appropriate make and model number of the hard drive. ®

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