but - that's just the thing - if this is known since december, and now it's March - shouldn't Samsung have patched the drives that are now coming out?
how would i know if the drive I get has the right firmware, if the patched drive reports the same thing?
i have several samsung products (2 F3s, a BDRom, cell phone, tv, etc) and are relatively happy with the quality of each of those, but something like this is just scary. clearly we are all here and part of the unRaid experience because we are either paranoid about data loss, or have actually suffered data loss in the past, and are looking to avoid it in the future. I know people that don't back anything up, don't have a redundant copy of any important photos, etc and go on living just fine.
All that being said, I'm going to more than likely take a gamble with the F4s. I should keep a therapist's number handy incase something hoses my soon-to-be-built array.