Critical firmware upgrade for 40GB, 60GB and 80GB hard drives – ThinkPad R50, R50p, T41, T41p

NameOperating SystemVersionReleasedDownload
Non-diskette release 8 - Mandatory firmware upgrade for 60GB and 80GB Hitachi Travelstar hard disk drives
fwhu3112.exe
654.96 KB
Windows 98,
Windows 2000,
Windows XP
Release 8 04 Mar 2004 Download
Diskette release 8 - Mandatory firmware upgrade for 60GB and 80GB Hitachi Travelstar hard disk drives
fwhd3112.exe
495.79 KB
Windows 98,
Windows 2000,
Windows XP
release 8 04 Mar 2004 Download
README for Release 8 - Mandatory firmware upgrade for 60GB and 80GB Hitachi hard disk drives
fwhd3x.txt
7.97 KB
Windows 98,
Windows 2000,
Windows XP
Release 8 04 Mar 2004 Download
version 1.0.0.2 - Windows utility to determine if this firmware is needed for your system
diskinfo.exe
248 KB
Windows 98,
Windows 2000,
Windows XP
1.0.0.2 04 Mar 2004 Download

This is a hard drive firmware update. This update will fix early reliability issues in some drives.

This firmware applies to the following systems with 40GB, 60GB, or 80GB hard drives:
- ThinkPad R50, R50p
- ThinkPad T41, T41p

Only one file is needed to update the firmware. Users with Windows can download and apply the non-diskette release.

NOTE: Before running the update, you should save your work and close all open applications.