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How to Upgrade Firmware on MyDigitalSSD Phison S9 Controlled Drives

How to Upgrade Firmware on MyDigitalSSD Phison S9 Controlled Drives
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Synopsis: Click here to download the latest firmware update for MyDigitalSSD solid state drives featuring the S9 controller (SC2, SB, SBe) along with step-by-step upgrade tutorials for users of all experience levels. (Updated 3/20/15)

To better assist our customers, the My Digital Discount Tech Support team has created new step-by-step tutorials to assist MyDigitalSSD owners in upgrading the firmware on Super Cache 2 (SC2), Super Boot Drive, and Super Boot Eco (SBe) solid state drives featuring the Phison S9 controller.

The updates found at the bottom of this post serve two purposes:

  1. To upgrade the firmware of an existing drive
  2. To over provision while upgrading the firmware of a drive

If you have an MyDigitalSSD drive running at full capacity and plan to keep it that way, DO NOT run the Over-Provisioning version of this update. Doing so will over provision the drive and there is no going back.

With that said, MyDigitalSSD HIGHLY recommends users to over provision their SSDs when using them as system drives for maximum drive performance and longevity.

WARNING: Please check your firmware version before downloading and installing any firmware update. If you have a numerical version of similar or higher value to the latest update, you will not need to upgrade.

If you do not know how to check your firmware version. View our quick and simple tutorial on "How to check your SSD firmware version" (PDF, 442KB).


Compatibility

WARNING: The firmware update(s) found in this blog post are ONLY to be used with the following MyDigitalSSD solid state dive model numbers:

M.2 NGFF

42mm (2242) Super Cache 2 (SC2)
MDM242-SC2-032
MDM242-SC2-064
MDM242-SC2-128

42mm (2242) Super Boot Drive
MDM242-SB-008
MDM242-SB-016
MDM242-SB-032
MDM242-SB-064
MDM242-SB-128
MDM242-SB-256

80mm (2280) Super Boot Drive
MDM280-SB-256

42mm (2242) Super Boot Eco (SBe)
MDM242-SBe-064
MDM242-SBe-128

mSATA & mSATA Mini (Half-Size)

50mm Super Cache 2 (SC2)
MDMS-SC2-024-S
MDMS-SC2-032-S
MDMS-SC2-064-S
MDMS-SC2-128-S

50mm Super Boot Drive
MDMS-SB-008
MDMS-SB-016
MDMS-SB-032
MDMS-SB-064
MDMS-SB-128

25mm Super Cache 2
MDMSM-SC2-032
MDMSM-SC2-064
MDMSM-SC2-128

MyDigitalSSD, nor My Digital Discount, will be held responsible for any loss or damage occurred by using this update with any drive other than the part numbers listed above.


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DOWNLOADS

You must upgrade the firmware under Windows PE. See the accompanying tutorial for more information.

Upgrade using Windows PE Environment

This firmware update is geared towards Chromebook users who do not have the ability to hook their MyDigitalSSD drive up as a secondary drive to run the firmware update.

3/20/15 | Recommended Update (can be performed on FW 1.1 through 2.0)

Firmware Bundle: S9_21_WPE.zip (125MB)

Tutorial: How to upgrade firmware on Phison S9 controller MyDigitalSSD using a Windows PE environment - S9FM02.1 (PDF)

Change Log: S9FM01.7 - S9FM02.1 (PDF)


Firmware Bundle: S9_19_WPE.zip (126MB)

Tutorial: How to upgrade firmware on Phison S9 controller MyDigitalSSD using a Windows PE environment - S9FM01.9 (PDF)
 

Comments on How to Upgrade Firmware on MyDigitalSSD Phison S9 Controlled Drives

MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, December 1, 2014 03:24:27 PM
Jon,

Yes, it is. We suggest following the tutorial PDF above for best results.
Jon Sunday, November 30, 2014 10:33:41 AM
Hi,
I wanted to confirm that this is the proper procedure to upgrade the firmware on an MDM242-SBe-128 that is already installed in an HP Chromebook 14.

Will it work properly?

Thanks!
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, November 24, 2014 08:55:16 AM
paulusx,

It sounds like the drive will need to be sent back for repair and upgrade. If you would like to send the other drives as well, we'd be happy to upgrade those as well and return them to you.

Please note that performing the upgrade will erase them, we suggest making image backups before sending them in.

To set up an RMA, email our Tech Support Team at info@mydigitaldiscount.com for further instructions.
paulusx Monday, November 24, 2014 03:23:01 AM
Just had the firmware update fail with some SP? microcode failure on a SC2 msata drive.
Drive is no longer detected in either bios or raid card. Luckily I had a spare so was able to recover Raid array but it's firmware version is 1.5 while the other ssd's are 1.7.
I wont risk the rest drives with this update
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, October 20, 2014 09:29:07 AM
bladecgn,

Please contact our Tech Support team at the email below with a detailed summary of the issue, including device you're using the drive in, and they will do their best to assist you.

Email: info@mydigitaldiscount.com
bladecgn Thursday, October 16, 2014 05:02:41 AM
Update with over provisioning works, but I still have the problem that I can't enable the write cache for my ssd. Any help?


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