For those Asus Laptop installed with Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172 with firmware SDM1, just wondering are you facing slow down if the operating system is installed running as system drive?
For my Asus GL553VD-DM410T, unfortunately the 1TB 5400RPM harddrive ST1000LM035-1RK172 with SDM1 is causing super Slow IO problem.
After sourcing for firmware update, manage to get it from Dell.
After upgrading the firmware from SDM1 to SDM2, slow OS installation and slow windows update problem is fixed.
If you are facing same slow IO problem, this should be the best solution to fix it.
not to be a stickler but how can you still be running your windows on a HDD vs an SSD. I think it’s been at least 4 or 5 years i haven’t installed windows on a normal HDD wether it be a brand new system or fixing up an older one.. Can’t even say price, if you can afford a gaming laptop you can afford a 128gb SSD..
Thanks for the comment, My Asus GL553VD came with Sandisk 128GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB 5400RPM Seagate ST1000LM0035-1RK172.
I am referring to other users who brought their laptop from Asus and was given the above mention hard-drive with defective firmware.
If Asus goes for a better reputable brand like HGST or Western Digital, such problem won't happen in the first place.
Also for more advance setup which uses the 128GB SSD as cache drive aka Intel Smart Respond Technology, they need to install the Windows on HDD before enabling the SSD as cache drive. By using this setup, you can have large amount of storage while having fast boot up speed.
I also have a GL553VD and I can not update the firmware.
when I run the utility, and I start the procedure, windows reboot but does not update the firmware.
When windows reboot, the firmware is still in SDM1
Has someone already had this problem ?