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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

chaosprevails Thursday, April 20, 2017 08:37:11 AM
Hello,

I have the 128GB version and still had freezes and hangs under Windows 7 with the 030 firmware (S5FAM030_FW.zip).

I only solved it by updating the SSD to the Crucial v4 firmware S5FAMM25.

the updater from crucial doesn't work immediately on my Phison (no valid sata device exists). You have to execute the update manually by typing

dlmc 0x1f0 -master

(change the device address accordingly). After the update (deletes your whole SSD!) I finally have a usable SSD!!

Tim
MyDigitalDiscount.com Friday, February 3, 2017 10:53:26 AM
Michael Balensiefer,

Thank you for your comment, for the time being here are the current instructions for changing RAID/non RAID options for the MyDigitalSSD BOOST:

1) Open the drive
2) Access the control panel on the bottom of the board under the SSDs.
3) 1-ON / 2-ON / 3-OFF (1 and 2 pointing at the SSD, 3 pointing away)
4) Plug the drive in and hold the button to the right of the control panel for approx 5 second. This should turn the 2 x 512GB drives into 1 x 1TB drive.
5) Format the drive however you see fit.
Michael Balensiefer Thursday, February 2, 2017 08:44:31 PM
I just got a MyDigitalSSD BOOST m-SATA.
There are 3 switches inside. My package came with no documentation. Please tell me what gets me RAID 1.
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, November 23, 2015 09:28:50 AM
JNet,

Though we cannot speak for Crucial, the firmware we offer is always the most up to date with Phison controllers.
JNet Sunday, November 22, 2015 06:24:02 AM
Which firmware is newer for the S5 controller.
S5FAM030 on this site or:
S5FAMM25 from Crucial (for the V4) but works for all S5 drives.


The 030 firmware says date September 5, 2012.
The M25 firmware says date February 20, 2013 according to this site:
http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/Crucial-V4-SSD-S5FAMM25-Firmware-available/td-p/121080

Can the M25 be newer than the 030? or is the M25 basically the same as the older 025?
Thanks
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, June 8, 2015 10:59:29 AM
Jurij,

Please copy and paste your comment, and email to tech@mydigitaldiscount.com. This will ensure that you get a direct email response to your question.
Jurij Sunday, June 7, 2015 08:37:17 AM
I installed on my iMac mid 2011 additional SSD BP4e 240. SSD was erased and formatted FAT because upgrade tool is working on Win ( maybe it is not needed). Now I am trying upgrade SSD firmware from 7.9 to 8.1. I started Win7 on HDD and run (admin mode) MDD FW Upgrade Tool v1.01 (S8M08.1). Upgrade FW identified BP4e and started Force To Boot Mode... after that ISP Burner Code. AP-key NOT
enable by device...
Could you help me.
MyDigitalDiscount.com Tuesday, March 24, 2015 09:13:14 AM
Kieran,

Good to hear your success with the FW upgrade and everything is running as it should!

*Our FW upgrades are recommended for MyDigitalSSD components only, and we cannot guarantee they will work with other brands.
Kieran Monday, March 23, 2015 09:32:47 PM
Just wanted to say thanks a million, this firmware upgrade solved the problem of spinning beachballs, freezes and generally poor performance on my 13" 2011 MacBook Pro! Eventually managed to get the firmware upgrade running by putting my Crucial V4 128GB into an old HP nx7400 laptop having created the USB boot disk as described in the tutorial. My Mac now boots much quicker and is useable instantly whereas previously it would take a few minutes before the beachballs disappeared and the system became responsive again. Also virtual machines in Parallels load much faster. I'm delighted to be getting the full speed and benefits SSDs are supposed to bring when they're working correctly!
MyDigitalDiscount.com Wednesday, February 11, 2015 09:37:00 AM
S. Neumann - Please/Bitte email tech@mydigitaldiscount.com


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