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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

kOFA Saturday, July 28, 2012 08:19:16 AM
I want to upgrade my Verbatim 128gb BE SSD with the newest firmware: S5FAM017_FW.zip, but i have a question before.
Are you going to release the newest firmware soon? Should i wait some days / month?

thanks in advance
Rikbagg Friday, July 27, 2012 05:11:29 AM

Just one question : how to know what firmware is installed in my SSD Verbatim Black Edition ? I have bought it last week, and I would know if the upgrade is necessary or not ?

Barnett Wednesday, July 25, 2012 02:36:19 PM
Hi. Thank you very much for the update. Got my Verbatim 128GB SSD firmware updated! It had the Phison PS3105 firmware version 014 when it came from the store. Greetings from Norway.
Michael Tuesday, July 24, 2012 04:30:28 AM
After updating to FW 17 my Verbatim SSD was a litte more stable - but after 14 days working my 4K-64 in AS SSD Benchmark was down from 33 Mb/s to 1 Mb/s. The System was very slow and Blue-Screens came. A Backup of the system works perfect on an other SSD. Perhaps FW can help? I hope so
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, July 16, 2012 08:43:29 AM

When performing the Firmware update, it must be performed while hooked to a SATA port running in AHCI mode. If connected via USB, it will not work and you will see the error you're receiving.

Being that you're performing this Firmware update on a Corsair Nova 2, and not a MyDigitalSSD drive, My Digital Discount cannot be held responsible if any issues arise from trying to install this update.
Peter Thursday, July 12, 2012 05:28:15 PM
I have a corsair nova 2 (so my need for this firmware is perhaps obvious :p) but I am having some trouble upgrading. After I open the upgrade tool when booting from USB it tells me "can't detect any device"... Help?
MyDigitalDiscount.com Tuesday, June 26, 2012 09:56:40 AM
Max 23,

Great question. It needs to be controlled by an AHCI SATA port, so internal is the way to go. USB drivers will not work.
Max 23 Monday, June 25, 2012 03:17:16 PM
Is it possible to plug the ssd into a common sata to usb casing and connect it to a windows pc via cable to make the update or is it necessary to use the internal port??

Cheers Max
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, June 4, 2012 08:36:57 AM
Michael - We've asked but have yet to receive documentation outlining the changes in the latest Firmware. If we get our hands on anything, we'll be sure to post it here.

Chris - Yes, they should work just fine.
Chris Sunday, June 3, 2012 11:14:19 AM
Will your MSATA SSD's work in the new Lenovo Thinkpad E430/E530 series?

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