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MyDigitalSSD mSATA, Half Slim, and 2.5" SATA SSD Firmware Update

MyDigitalSSD mSATA, Half Slim, and 2.5" SATA SSD Firmware Update
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Synopsis: Click here to download the latest firmware update for all solid state drives using the Phison S5 SATA controller. This includes MyDigitalSSD mSATA, mSATA Mini, 2.5 inch SATA, and Half Slim SSDs. (Updated 10.26.12)

Need the latest firmware for your computer? Simply click the link below to download the update.

Please note that the firmware installation below necessitates a Windows PE environment run on a PC. After updated on a PC, the drive can be used in either a PC or a Mac.

Also, this Firmware update is intended for MyDigitalSSD solid state drives. While it's compatible with other SSD featuring the Phison controller, My Digital Discount will not be held responsible for errors made on drives other than MyDigitalSSD, if any occur.

September 26, 2012 - Update to firmware tutorial for the Phison S5 controller. Amendment on page 7 allows the upgrade to be performed in Compatibility mode. Thanks Steven!

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September 5, 2012 - New firmware update for any drive with an S5 controller.

Firmware: S5FAM030_FW.zip

Tutorial: Tutorial_MyDigitalDiscount_Firmware_Upgrade_Phison_S5.030.pdf

Bench test results using a 64GB MyDigitalSSD Bullet Proof mSATA SSD

April 3, 2012 - New firmware update for mSATA drives.

Firmware: S5FAM017_FW.zip

Tutorial: Tutorial_MyDigitalDiscount_Firmware_Upgrade_Phison_S5-17.pdf

February 28, 2012 - New firmware update for mSATA drives.

Firmware: S5FAM015_FW.zip

Tutorial: Tutorial_MyDigitalDiscount_Firmware_Upgrade_Phison_S5-15.pdf

January 11, 2012 - Updated to help users who want to use the drive as a Slave.

Firmware: PhisonFW-S5FAM012.zip

Tutorial: Tutorial_MyDigitalDiscount_Firmware_Upgrade_Phison_S5.pdf

October 10, 2011 - After receiving some questions regarding the last Firmware update posted, we've uploaded a new copy of the Firmware download and a step-by-step tutorial on how to install it. Hopefully this will clear up any problems. If not, please let us know.


Comments on MyDigitalSSD mSATA, Half Slim, and 2.5" SATA SSD Firmware Update

J Bone Tuesday, September 11, 2012 01:19:53 AM
These firmware updates have saved my Corsair Nova 2 from being just about useless. Thanks for keeping the updates coming!
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, September 10, 2012 08:00:23 AM
Tomas - You only need to install the latest version.

Shooter - Your issue stems from the fact that Compatibility mode is not IDE. You will need to find a computer that specifically says IDE in the bios settings to perform this update.

For example, we have a Lenovo x220 that only has AHCI and Compatibility and we could not use it to update the MyDigitalSSD drive inside it.
Tomas Monday, September 10, 2012 02:27:57 AM
Do I have to install all the firmware updates?
FABIGUI Sunday, September 9, 2012 10:53:54 AM
Thanks to mydigitaldiscount.com, I have a verbatim 128GB black edition using FW17 that I update here; when was empty he works fluency, when my drive reach 80 gb of 119 the drives start to stuck. I hope this issue with this firmware is gone.
I copy my disk into another, with easeUS disk copy home that I download for free and then I put back all my stuff without any problem.This time was easier to update the firmware thanks once more thanks!!!
kOFA Saturday, September 8, 2012 04:32:56 AM
after upgrade FW to S5FAM030.


excellent work ! thx
Shooter Friday, September 7, 2012 05:40:12 PM

I'm not able to update my myDigitalSSD Bullet Proof 64GB to the latest firmware on my Lenovo T520 laptop.
when I run ISP in both AHCI mode and IDE mode (Compatibility) I get this error message:
No valid SATA device exist !!

I double checked everything and created the bootable USB twice. USB drive is OCZ Rally2 4GB.

I disconnected all other SATA devices and it made no difference.

I was able to update to April 3rd firmware fine.

Please help.

MyDigitalDiscount.com Friday, September 7, 2012 09:58:15 AM
We're quite pleased to see all of the positive responses to the latest firmware update and we're happy we could help MyDigitalSSD users as well as those who have other S5 controller driven SSDs.

Rich - We appreciate the feedback and we're glad AHCI mode worked for updating your Netbook.

Laurent - At My Digital Discount, we generally only publish updates we've tested in-house that address either usage issues or provide a significant improvement performance. Turns out, 30 did both. We hope you like it!
Svift Friday, September 7, 2012 05:16:11 AM
Hi MyDigitalSSD. After firmware update S5FAM030, my drive Kingston SSDNow MS100 64GB msata indeed become even more quickly. This firmware is better than others! Thank you for your work!
Kobatz Friday, September 7, 2012 04:27:24 AM
This firmware(S5FAM030) works perfect on corsair nova 2 drives.
Thank you verry much guys;)
Flashed 2 of them,perfomance is much better,we shall see what time says...;)
Rich Thursday, September 6, 2012 11:42:09 AM
I have put 030 onto my Nova2 and it works.
Thanks very, very much MyDigital. You're generous folks.

Found I had to use AHCI mode, and I found the new 030 instructions were a bit confusing - they seemed to say that it must be IDE mode not AHCI, whereas I remember from when I did 017 the instructions said it absolutely had to be AHCI.
pps. That was on an acer aspire 1 with unlocked bios.

Thanks again.

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