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idata
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How To Update Firmware From USB flash drive

I didn't have access to my laptop optical drive for the update so I setup a USB flash drive for the SSD firmware update.

 

 

The procedure was:

1.) Download the latest firmware ISO.

 

 

2.) Create a temporary folder and extract the contents of the ISO to this folder. I used UltraISO, but I guess you could also use any freeware virtual CD ISO mounting tool such as http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html Virtual Clone Drive and just copy it from the mounted virtual CD.

 

 

3.) Edit the config.sys and take away any references to "A:\" drive, so it reads as:quote:DEVICE=HIMEM.EXE

 

LASTDRIVE=Z

 

BUFFERS=20

 

FILES=40

 

DOS=HIGH,UMB

 

DOSDATA=UMB

 

SHELLHIGH=command.com /P

 

 

4.) Download the HP format tool from here:

 

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/191416-dos-usb-boot-drive.html http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/1...boot-drive.html

 

 

5.) Run the HP Tool (If on Vista/Windows 7 right click and choose "Run as Administrator)".

 

 

6.) Select the "Create a DOS startup disk" option and point the source files to the temporary folder you extract the ISO files to.

 

 

7.) Click on the tool's "Start" button.

 

 

8.) Once it finishes copy the rest of the ISO contents (config.sys, iSSDFUT.exe, README.TXT, more.exe, and himem.exe) manually to the flash drive.

 

 

9.) Boot off the flash drive and update as normal.

 

 

Tip: A great freeware tool to see what current firmware your drive is running and if TRIM is supported is Crystal Disk Info:

 

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html http://crystalmark.info/software/Cr...fo/index-e.html

 

 

Here's a screenshot of it running against my SSD that I took just now:
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idata
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It doesn't work.

# 7, clicking start, the tool will tell you that "The user-supplied DOS system files are not compatible with FAT32".

idata
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It does work from a usb stick. I had to run command.com first and then the iSSDFUT.exe command and bingo.

idata
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Hi, can you explain how did you do it? With the latest firmware updater tool 1.5? How to create the bootable USB drive? I am asking coz I tried the original method of using HP format tool and it says not valid files from the ISO. Please advice... Thanks.

idata
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Works fine for me with the latest firmware, make sure you have show hidden and system files enabled in your operating system when copying the source files from the ISO.

idata
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/thread/8906 How to REALLY update Intel SSD firmware (02HD) from USB flash drive

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