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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

MyDigitalDiscount.com Wednesday, March 13, 2013 09:05:52 AM

Yes, you're correct. The 030 was the last update to ever be released for the S5 controller.
iPodes Wednesday, March 13, 2013 05:00:31 AM

Just to confirm, there wasn't any new firmware update release for Phison S5?

Luigi Monday, February 25, 2013 12:44:25 PM
my ssd verbatim 128gb

fw: 012
seq 244.2 ; 178.4
512: 162.7 ; 50.52
4k 10.14 ; 7.003
qd32 70.23 : 7.944

fw: 030
seq 260.6 ; 235.3
512: 172.9 ; 147.0
4k 13.24 ; 34.50
qd32 74.84 : 46.41

:-) i'm happy now
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, February 18, 2013 08:01:00 AM

There is no Mac solution at this time. You'll have to find someone with a PC to assist you in performing the update for you to use it in a Mac afterwards.

If you do not have access to a PC, we'd be happy to upgrade your device for you. Simply email info@mydigitaldiscount.com, or call toll free 1-866-217-1800, for details on setting that up.
Kieran Saturday, February 16, 2013 06:44:35 AM
How do I do instal this firmware using a Mac?
Scoubidouille Tuesday, February 5, 2013 01:58:40 PM
Nice to see such a team working towards user's satisfaction!
I upgraded a Verbatim 128GB Black Edition from S5FAM012 to S5FAM017 like a charm a few months ago with success and I plan to do the same with the new S5FAM030 firmware in a few days.
Just curious, has anybody a link to the Verbatim (Win PE supposed version) version as the link below is broken ?
Thanks in advance and Greetings from France!
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, February 4, 2013 09:10:14 AM

Thanks for the kind words! As it stands now, Phison's controller focus is on the S8 but if they do release an update for the S5, rest assured, we'll post it here.

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Donjeuw Friday, February 1, 2013 05:50:06 AM
Steven's method also worked for me on a H61m-p23 Mobo (s.1155), I had the error message "No valid sata disk inserted" even in IDE mode, I managed to update the firmware with no problem then.
For now I can't say if my Verb behaves better, I'll have to test it a bit more.
Gus Wednesday, January 30, 2013 05:25:16 PM
Do you have any news about next update of firmware for S5 controller - enabled drives? Cant wait to improve my V4 even further! Looks like you guys care about your customers more than some other vendors.
Keep up good work! thx!
Thanker Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:34:57 AM
Steven's method worked on my Thinkpad T61p with Corsair Nova 2 v60gb2 and S5FAM030. The output from dlmc went by too quick and couldn't be run through "more" or paused quickly enough. "dlmc 0x1f0 -master" worked perfect though. The SSD was the only drive in the laptop.

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