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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 Tuesday, January 22, 2013 08:25:14 AM
iPodes - You're quite welcome! Thank you for the suggestion as well, we'll be sure to look into that.


Scar - That's tough for us to diagnose as we don't have much familiarity with the Crucial V4 but hopefully somebody reading this, whose had a similar issue, can offer a solution.
Scar Tuesday, January 22, 2013 06:43:38 AM
No luck with upgrading Crucial V4 64GiB :( "No compatible SATA device found" - Anyone had that problem?
iPodes Monday, January 21, 2013 11:33:47 AM
Just came here to say thanks for having better support here than by a company with at least ten times your size. Such a shame for Verbatim.

I have a Verbatim 64 GB SSD Sata II (Product Number: 47473) and I had never upgraded the firmware since I bought the SSD.

Must say that after upgrading to S5FAM030 the behavior it's completely different. No hanging times, faster boot and faster response.

The tutorial it's also quite complete. (I would just suggest to make a guide for how to clone the SSD content and move it back again after firmware upgrade)

Once again thanks for your work,
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, January 21, 2013 08:22:40 AM

We're happy to hear your laptop is running smoothly but we are not provided change logs for our updates.

The last few updates have mostly addressed speed issues that have arisen during use but the next release, FW V4.6, will focus on compatibility issues, even faster speeds, overprovisioning, and increased lifespan. Stay tuned to our Twitter @MyDigital for more details this week.
Gus Wednesday, January 16, 2013 07:50:36 PM
Flashed successfully my V4 256Gb. Works good on my Laptop. Is it possible to read changelog of this firmware over previous versions. Thanks in advance!
MyDigitalDiscount.com Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:43:08 AM
ticoloco - Those are unusual results and could even have something to do with the type of data/information populating the SSD. Please contact info@mydigitaldiscount.com with more details, including what exactly the drive is being used for, and we'll do our best to help you find a solution to this issue.


Papa Hobbit - We've had success with Verbatim drives in the past but, unfortunately, we do not have the knowledge base of their products to tell you if something has changed where this firmware upgrade no longer works with their products.

Because we do not deal directly with Verbatim, you'll need to contact them directly for further assistance.
Papa Hobbit Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:31:00 AM
The firmware S5FAM030 can not install on the Verbatim 128 GB Black. After entering the "ISP" software crash after some time. I have tried in bios IDE, RAID and AHCI.
My board is an Intel DP35DP.


Papa Hobbit
SSIV Tuesday, January 15, 2013 07:32:12 AM
The S5FAM030 works wonders for the Crucial v4. If anyone has a changelog, please post it!
ticoloco Monday, January 14, 2013 05:08:26 PM
Think I might have a lemon MyDigitalSSD BP 128GB microSATA. Lenovo T410s sometimes becomes barely useable with these results despite 030 FW:

seq: 32 ; 7
512K: 22 ; 4
4K: 0.7 ; 1.2
QD32: 64 ; 11

At other times, I get more "normal" results:

seq: 224 ; 93
512K: 152 ; 57
4K: 8 ; 13
QD32: 64 ; 18

Using CrystalDiskMark. Drive has 110GB of 119GB in use. Am using Windows 8 x64.

Any ideas? Any other test I could run to diagnose what might be wrong? Taskmanager doesn't show any fishy programs hogging the drive, instead showing it's often reading at 100% at 1 MB/s.

Chris Weber Germany Saturday, January 5, 2013 05:26:54 PM
Hi Folk Thanks for Your S5 Firmware My Intenso SSD 32 GB is now a rocket. Before the max speed was in read/rite approx. 40 MB/S, now its over 130MB/S.

Thanks a lot

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