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MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 2 S9 Controller SSD Firmware Upgrades and Tutorials

MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 2 S9 Controller SSD Firmware Upgrades and Tutorials
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Synopsis: Download the latest firmware updates and step-by-step upgrade tutorials for MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 2 mSATA and M.2 NGFF solid state drives featuring the S9 controller in this very post! (Updated with FW Ver. 1.7 on 8/11/14)

To better assist our customers, the My Digital Discount Tech Support team has created new step-by-step tutorials to walk MyDigitalSSD owners through upgrading the firmware in Super Cache 2 (SC2) 50mm mSATA and 42mm M.2 NGFF solid state drives that feature the S9 controller.

The updates found at the bottom of this post serve two purposes:

  1. To upgrade the firmware of an existing drive
  2. To over provision while upgrading the firmware of a drive

If you have an Super Cache 2 SSD running at full capacity and plan to keep it that way, DO NOT run the Over-Provisioning version of this update. Doing so will over provision the drive and there is no going back.

With that said, MyDigitalSSD HIGHLY recommends users to over provision Super Cache 2 SSDs when using them as system drives for maximum drive performance and longevity.

WARNING: Please check your firmware version before downloading and installing any firmware update. If you have a numerical version of similar or higher value to the latest update, you will not need to upgrade.

If you do not know how to check your firmware version. View our quick and simple tutorial on "How to check your SSD firmware version" (PDF, 442KB).


Compatibility

WARNING: The firmware updates found in this blog post are ONLY to be used with the following MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 2 solid state dive model numbers:

50mm mSATA

MDMS-SC2-024-S
MDMS-SC2-032-S
MDMS-SC2-064-S
MDMS-SC2-128-S

25mm mSATA Mini (Half-Size)

MDMSM-SC2-032
MDMSM-SC2-064
MDMSM-SC2-128

42mm M.2 NGFF

MDM242-SC2-032
MDM242-SC2-064
MDM242-SC2-128

MyDigitalSSD, nor My Digital Discount, will be held responsible for any loss or damage occurred by using this update with any drive other than the MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 2 series SSDs listed above.


Change Log

Firmware Update Version 1.7

  • Increased compatibility.
  • Fixes visibility in AHCI mode for Windows 8.1.
  • To reduce Power On Ready time and modify initial clean-close condition.
  • Fix read Temperature GPIO5 bug. (For thermal sensor support)

Firmware Update Version 1.6

  • Support Toshiba 1Ynm.
  • Add trim delay parameter for WHQL test.
  • Fine tune HDTune write.
  • Modify CheckFlashType to support 1Ynm multi-Die flash.
  • Add smart id E7 for default.
  • Supporting L84C flash, which enable force L84C one plane.
  • Add thermal sensor support.
  • Add Legacy support.

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DOWNLOADS

Upgrade using Windows PE Environment

This firmware update is geared towards Chromebook users who do not have the ability to hook their Super Cache 2 SSD up as a secondary drive to run the firmware update.

10/8/14

Download the latest update and installation tutorial here.

8/11/14

Recommended Update: Update to FW 1.7, this new version works with FW 1.1 through 1.6.

Firmware Bundle: S9_17_WPE.zip (125MB)
Tutorial: How to upgrade firmware on Phison S9 controller MyDigitalSSD using a Windows PE environment - S9FM01.7 (PDF)

3/10/14

Firmware Bundle: S9_16_WPE.zip (125MB)
Tutorial: How to upgrade firmware on Phison S9 controller MyDigitalSSD using a Windows PE environment - S9FM01.6 (PDF)

 

Comments on MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 2 S9 Controller SSD Firmware Upgrades and Tutorials

vincent Friday, June 20, 2014 06:34:11 PM
I had the problem on Y510p win8.1, my SSD (128GB) with 1.7 firmware. The software MDD HybridDisk could not see the drive.
Why?
Zen Wednesday, June 18, 2014 03:33:42 PM
After I upgraded to 1.7 firmware, I can't enable write cache in device manager (Windows 8.1) , and SSD sequential write performance is limited to 40MB/s.

Perhaps, 1.7 firmware has serious problem.
MyDigitalDiscount.com Tuesday, June 17, 2014 07:32:27 AM
Carlos,

The results you're seeing are not typical and will require some troubleshooting with our Tech Support team. Please contact them directly through one of the options below.

They will likely need additional details on your laptop and firmware installation to help resolve this issue.

Email: info@mydigitaldiscount.com
Call toll free: 1-866-217-1800
Call locally: 315-343-0090
Carlos Oliveira Tuesday, June 17, 2014 05:43:34 AM
After upgrading to firmware 1.7 with over-provisioning my write speeds are limited to about 40MB/s
Before (no over-provisioning and 1.6 firmware I believe) the speed were similar as above.
This is in a Thinkpad Edge E540,Windows 8.1 Update 1 using the drive as the system drive.
Is it possible to rollback the firmware?
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, June 16, 2014 11:43:40 AM
Dennis,

That is strange. Please email info@mydigitaldiscount.com or call, toll free, 1-866-217-1800 to troubleshoot with our Tech Support team.

They will be happy to help or get you set up with a replacement drive if need be.
Dennis Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:16:46 PM
After firmware upgrade to 1.7, SSD performance is very low...
How can I fix it? Can I download firmware to 1.6?
Anyone has same problem?
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, June 9, 2014 09:37:56 AM
Josh - Simply follow the Windows PE tutorial in this post. It should cover everything you need to update your drive.

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JL - Yes, this firmware is applicable with SC2 25mm mSATA Mini (Half-Size) SSDs. Thank you for bringing that to our attention, we've updated the original post to include said form factor.
JL Sunday, June 8, 2014 04:45:04 PM
Is this firmware applicable to the half-size mSATA Mini version of the SC2? (Model MDMSM-SC2-128)
I am thinking to use it as a boot drive with overprovisioning, but this specific model is not listed for the update, though it also uses the S9 controller.
Josh Friday, June 6, 2014 03:36:53 PM
How do I update my firmware on my replacement drive, i bought a 128 m2 a few months back for my acer c720 is there a way to update the firmware.
MyDigitalDiscount.com Monday, June 2, 2014 08:21:38 AM
blade,

That's a new one for us, please contact our Tech Support team directly through one of the methods below for 1-on-1 troubleshooting.

Call toll free: 1-866-217-1800
Call locally: 315-343-0090
Email: info@mydigitaldiscount.com


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