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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

FABIGUI Wednesday, April 11, 2012 06:57:34 PM
Thanks very much, I update my Verbatim 128GB Black Edition without problems. Improvements? I will see when I install Win 7x64.
MyDigitalDiscount.com Wednesday, April 11, 2012 01:24:17 PM

No word yet regarding the 24nm flash slow down. As soon as we hear anything, we'll be sure to update the forum in the link below.

Gull Wednesday, April 11, 2012 09:14:05 AM
Any news from phison since the 4th?
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, April 9, 2012 10:12:36 AM

This is the first we've heard of this issue. We always suggest starting off by searching message boards or posting to see if anyone else has had that problem.

In the meantime, you may want to try and do the upgrade without certain drives plugged in. For example, remove the 2.5 inch hard drive, any SD cards, or express cards you might have plugged in.

If all else fails, we would be happy to take the drive back and upgrade the firmware for you.
Matt Saturday, April 7, 2012 10:38:04 AM
Hi there,

I have a problem to install the firmware on my ssd ;-(

My system hangs on the prompt "X:\windows\system32\wpeinit" and the second line "X:\windows\system32" doesn´t appear.

I tried the version 15 and 17, three different USB drives und four USB slots ;-(

Help ;)

Best wishes
MyDigitalDiscount.com Tuesday, April 3, 2012 08:59:50 AM

We're happy you're seeing improvement, please keep up posted on how it continues to perform. We always appreciate feedback if there are any hiccups so we can bring it to Phison's attention.
Gull Tuesday, April 3, 2012 08:42:25 AM
Thanks, I'm used to it since 012 ;-p

Anyway I can say that from the first test after upgrading to S5FAM017 it seems to perform way better, specially on the 4k read / writes where it was awful before (even with S5FAM015)

I also cross posted on the forum for sharing the feedback.
Gull Tuesday, April 3, 2012 04:01:50 AM
Since the drive is still bugging with S5FAM015, I'm gonna try now with the latest you gave.

I'll be back for feedback about S5FAM017 before the evening.

Specs: a full W7x64 install on a 128GB SSD drive. I'm currently backing it up.
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, April 2, 2012 12:38:06 PM

We've actually just updated the post above with version S5FAM017 plus a step-by-step tutorial to help with the installation. Hopefully that helps.
Gull Friday, March 30, 2012 07:50:15 AM
Any news about the S5FAM016 ?

Because it should be ready now (In the forums you told us it was near ready in a week, and that was two weeks ago)

Thanks :-)

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