Knowing the very slow speeds of their external hard drives, WD decided to release a new firmware in order to increase the speed of the devices with only a few percents. This article is meant to help with the upgrade process providing a set of required information and steps.
Device Name: DEVICE_NAME Firmware: XX.XX.XX Drive Status: OK
|Current firmware version: 02.00.18|
There are many possible ways to check for the available firmware. Two of them are: using the Web Interface and using the Direct Link. The first one is the easiest one, but the second one is provided as a reserve plan in case the first failed.
Depending on the current firmware and the device model there are different files available:
To start the update process enter the Upgrade the System Firmware utility by accessing: