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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.


-MyDigitalDiscount.com

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

MyDigitalDiscount.com Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11:20:08 AM
David,

We're truly sorry for the inconvenience this is causing you. We'd be happy to help you trouble shoot the issue over the phone, toll free 1-866-217-1800, or by email at info@mydigitaldiscount.com.
David Hillel Tuesday, April 17, 2012 05:29:24 AM
this drive worked OK (with sensed lags here and there) with fw12, but after upgrading to fw17 i can't install windows on it, and my m4500 won't recognize it on the system info section (though in boot sequence section it does recognize it). i wasted 3 days already on that. this drive cost me 100s of $$ in terms of time wasting because my whole business is depended on this laptop. i'm frustrated and really need advice on how to make my computer recognize it and install windows on it
cnsteph Tuesday, April 17, 2012 03:42:07 AM
I used the same way that OSX Lion user.
I upgraded my verbatim black edition in my PC.
Marco Monday, April 16, 2012 06:06:04 PM
That's a bummer because I even have the ssd on my dvd drive space so removing it involves so much work =/

mac don't have acpi mode/bios settings as requested on the tutorial...
OSX Lion user Monday, April 16, 2012 11:50:52 AM
"If anyone who has updated their Mac, can post here how they did so, that would be a huge help."

I'd love to be of help but the solution for me was to borrow a friends PC and put the ssd there...
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, April 16, 2012 08:07:06 AM
RE: Updating a Mac

Currently we still have not tried running the WINPE environment on a Mac, but there is a good chance that following the instructions from the tutorial should work. You may need to find an alternate means of creating a bootable USB drive but after the thumb drive is created, as long as you can boot from the USB on your Mac, you should be able to boot into the WINPE environment to run the firmware update. In the meantime we will keep a look out for alternatives.

If anyone who has updated their Mac, can post here how they did so, that would be a huge help.
Marco Monday, April 16, 2012 07:50:26 AM
How can I update this on my osx?
Roger Sunday, April 15, 2012 07:55:31 PM
I have upgraded my MyDigitalSSD 128GB 50mm Bullet Proof mSATA SSD - MDMS-50128 to S5FAM017_FW.zip.
I run Win7 64-bit.

No problem with the upgrade.

My computer now run significantly faster.

Thanks.
OSX Lion user Sunday, April 15, 2012 03:20:05 PM
Hi. I have a 128GB Verbatim Black Edition too and it was terrible until I found this firmware. I installed version 17 and now there are no more beach balls and my macbook pro 13" starts in 13 seconds! Huge thank you!
cnsteph Sunday, April 15, 2012 08:11:07 AM
Hello Guys,
Nice to meet this page !
I've got a verbatim 128gb black edition on my macbook.
Could you tell me how to update on a mac please ?
Thanks a lot !


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