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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

Michael Wagner Friday, June 1, 2012 10:06:37 PM
Is there anywhere that describes what changes are occurring in firmware per version? BTW. I'm a big fan of mydigital.
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, May 7, 2012 08:02:49 AM

We simply updated the original blog post on May 1st with a couple disclaimers, no new firmware was added.

As of this post, S5FAM017_FW.zip is the latest firmware update.
Kilwon Friday, May 4, 2012 04:03:50 PM
Where is firmware updated at May 1? I cannot find it.
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, April 30, 2012 08:09:52 AM
Taha and benj,

We're sorry to hear about the issues you're having and would like to chat with you both individually. Please email more details to info@mydigitaldiscount.com or simply call us, toll free, at 1-866-217-1800 to speak with tech support.
Taha SEVER Friday, April 27, 2012 04:49:08 AM
Hi, i have a MyDigitalSSD mSATA 64gb and i am getting performance issue. I did FW updates and it a little bit work but still so slow. if i want to copy files its really fast but if i want to use disk as a system disk, than it gets slow. If i want to install something like windows update, it is getting really slow like it freezed. And it gets me really hard to work.
MyDigitalDiscount.com Thursday, April 26, 2012 08:28:02 AM

We're sorry to hear that you're still experiencing speed issues. We'd be happy to troubleshoot with you if you'd like to email more details to info@mydigitaldiscount.com or by simply calling us, toll free, at 1-866-217-1800.
Mike Thursday, April 26, 2012 03:57:42 AM
I have a x220 and the performance of the SSD is extremely poor,
it is even slower than my 2.5" 320GB HDD, even with the S5FAM017_FW.zip. Very bad SSD
benj Wednesday, April 25, 2012 06:19:36 PM
hello thanks a lot for posting new firmware update but i have a big problem....
when i try to update my verbatim 128gb ssd black edition i have the same problem than abdn-android
i have the message : AP-key NOT enabled by device....

can you help me please my ssd make some bulls**t in my macbook pro.

thanks a lot for all
FABIGUI Wednesday, April 25, 2012 08:53:24 AM
Well almost two weeks since I update my SSD VERBATIM BLACK EDITION with fwS5FAM017 it runs fluently; before it works for nothing and I was going to throw it to trash can when I found this forum. The instructions where very clear and I succeed without problems. The only problem updating the firmware is that you must backup your files because after all is gone! Thanks very much to MyDigitalDiscount.com!!!
MyDigitalDiscount.com Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:30:04 PM

For Mac users without the ability to upgrade, we could possibly install the update for you if you were to ship the drive back.

Anyone interested can simply, contact info@mydigitaldiscount.com and we'll try to set something up based on where you're located.

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