gm81 wrote:5 days without a reply !!
Sorry this is a forum, no guarantee you'll get an answer, or even a good one. QoS can get pretty low. Some people have to wait years for a patch, take a number and stand in line.
Is this drive is too difficult to hack ?
Difficult it a relative term, as you haven't managed to crack it yourself in five days you might consider just how much progress you've made. We'd classify it as tedious work, but relatively simple.
Who's working on this firmware ?
When we patched the RPC1 version, we said we'd look into the speed. We have, we will..
How long it'll take to hack a drive ?
dunno. Patching takes no time, figuring out what to patch can take an age. RPC1 is easier because finding what to patch is well defined.
What are the method and the soft use to program a firmware ?
Toshiba has chip documentation, C source code, a C compiler and a linker. Patching requires a C compiler and a disassembler (our tools of choice, others use Hex Editors and Stone Axes, YMMV). The process envolves disassembling the ROM, and then trudging though a 4-20MB listing haystack to find the needles. Then you modify 5-10 bytes of the original ROM to alter it's behaviour in some desired manner.