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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, January 2, 2013 08:40:08 AM
AY - Thank you for the tips, we're glad to hear the firmware has helped.

Fabio - That's great to hear!

PALOY - We're happy to hear your notebook is running smoother. As far as freeware goes, here are a few trusted programs we like to use.

1. For unbuffered speed results, we use CrystalDiskMark.
2. For buffered speed results showing the drive's maximum potential, we use ATTO Benchmark.
3. For SSD firmware and feature information, we use CrystalDiskInfo.

Regarding life span and current status on the life of the SSD, we have yet to find a truly accurate program but we're always on the lookout.
PALOY Sunday, December 30, 2012 06:48:01 AM

First, thank you for the 030 firmware, my DELL now it's working without freezing.

Can you recommend some freewares to check the SSD, I have tried some without success.

Fabio Friday, December 28, 2012 03:15:56 PM
Worked with my Verbatim 128Gb drive, using FW 030, ide mode, and the DOS updater, disk is MUCH better now in sequential R/W like a previous user said it makes the hardware worth the purchase :)

AY Friday, December 28, 2012 01:02:20 PM
S5FAM030_FW works awhole better for Crucial V4 256GB in a Dell E4310. Less frequent locks up. Upgraded from stock FAM022 to FAM030. In the bios, ATA must be selected before it'd recognize the drive. Also, disable caching in Windows.
MyDigitalDiscount.com Wednesday, December 26, 2012 08:45:21 AM

Please make sure the drive you are trying to update is the only drive installed in the computer. For further troubleshooting, please contact our support team via email using info@mydigitaldiscount.com.
Chris Saturday, December 22, 2012 05:35:05 AM
Worked with a Crucial V4 128Go
verbatimuser Friday, December 21, 2012 08:14:42 PM
hello I can't install the new firmware with my SSD 128GB from Verbatim. every time saying no valid sata. Can you make a tutorial using the windows PE method of 017? Will it work? don't know how I can install it all- Thank you for your help.
Ola Thursday, December 13, 2012 01:39:40 PM
I had the same problem as Kres describes above. I realized that I had the DVD-reader still plugged in.

After I removed it I was prompted with the "No valid SATA Device Exist !". I tried Steven's command exactly as it was specified. Ended up with a blinking cursor and a black screen.

Restarted and tried again. I realized I did only have one master device and not a master and a slave.
I changed the command to

dlmc 0x1f0 -master

And it worked as a charm. Now I will test the performance. Thank you for the command Steven!
MyDigitalDiscount.com Thursday, December 13, 2012 08:44:06 AM
jianming chen,

Please email info@mydigitaldiscount.com with further details of the issue and we'll do our best to help troubleshoot a possible solution.
jianming chen Thursday, December 13, 2012 04:36:22 AM
thanks for you posting the new FW,i upgraded FW with S5FAM030_FW.zip to SSD in ACER-S3-391,it worked well,when i upgraded with PhisonFW-S5FAM012.zip,there is no information about SSD(DOS or WIN7) ,how can i save the SSD? thanks a lot!

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