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MBali1
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iSSDFUT 2.0.9 Not Working?

I just installed a 530 SSD in my mid-2009 MBP. It seems to be working fine. I figured I should update the firmware, but I am unable to get the Intel® SATA Solid-State Drive Firmware Update Tool version 2.0.9 to work. I burned the ISO using both a Mac and a Win7 machine. In both cases it appears to burn correctly, but when I boot from either disc, I get a "no bootable device" message.

After searching the forums a bit, I tried unpacking issdfut_2.0.9.iso to check for iSSDFUT.exe, but it is not present in the ISO. Here's the contents of the ISO. I have downloaded it and unpacked it on two separate Macs and a Win7 PC and I see the same thing. I downloaded the ISO from https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18363 Download Center

CONTENTS

initrd

vmlinuz

isolinux (directory)

isolinux\boot.cat

isolinux\isolinux.bin

isolinux\isolinux.cfg

licenses (directory with tons of folders with license files in them)

Is the contents of the ISO correct? Is there something else I am supposed to be doing to update the firmware for my Intel 530 SSD in my mid-2009 MBP? Thanks!

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GDAVE1
Beginner
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I am having the same problem trying to update on my mid 2009 macbook pro. when I run issdfut_2.0.9.iso it tells me my intel 530 ssd is up to date with firmware DC12. It is really pissing me off. I am ready to send this sad back in get a Samsung 840 pro.

MBali1
Novice
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Dave,

What's on the disc you burned from the ISO? How does it compare to mine?

FWIW, according to the System Information in OSX my SSD is also revision DC12.

GDAVE1
Beginner
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I have the Exact same thing as yours on my disc. Not sure why it won't update. I am waiting on Intel, I was chatting

with them for a few hours. I will let you know if I hear any thing back!

Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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The ISO image file must be recorded into disc with software capable of burning such image files. Otherwise, it will not boot if it is burnt as data disc.

Please refer to pages 17-20 of the http://downloadmirror.intel.com/18363/eng/Intel_SSD_Firmware_Update_Tool_2%200%203_User_Guide_322570... Intel® SSD Firmware Update Tool User Guide.

GDAVE1
Beginner
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Thanks Joe, But how do you record into disk? It does explain this unless I am missing it.. Thanks

MBali1
Novice
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Dave and Joe,

We're burning it right. If Dave is able to boot from the disc, then it's right. I think we have two separate things going on at this point.

ME: Can't completely boot off the disc. Since Dave has the same files on the disc as I do and he is able to boot, I suspect the problem is my machine. I have been trying to boot from an external USB disc drive, rather than the internal superdrive, so that's probably got something to do with it. I'd use the superdrive, but it's not working (another story).

DAVE: Can boot and run the tool, but the tool reports that he is up to date, running DC12. Yet, the Download Center says that DC32 is the current version. What's the deal here?

Edited for clarity

Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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Thanks a lot for the clarification.

I wonder if you have the chance to update the firmware in a different system.

GOBLUE_DAVE, I have sent you a PM because your case is different.

GDAVE1
Beginner
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I bought this drive on Amazon. But with it being Mac osx not sure if I take it out that I would be able to update on a windows pc without installing windows.. Thanks for all your help Joe!

VGupt12
Beginner
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Hi Joe,

I have the same problem as GOBLUE_DAVE, I have an Intel SSD 530 180GB (engineering sample) with current firmware showing as "LA3i" and when I run the firmware toolbox on my WIndows laptop or the firmware update utility on my Mac Book Pro early 2011, I get the same message that the firmware on my SSD is up to date.

Any way to force update the firmware on SSD?

Thanks!

Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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GOBLUE_DAVE, the Intel® SSD Firmware Update Utility itself is bootable; therefore no operating system is required.

Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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GVineet53, firmware updates are provided to Intel® production SSD units, since your Intel® SSD is a pre-production unit we suggest you to contact the seller for a money refund or exchange for a boxed Intel® SSD unit, that way you can have the full support and warranty provided with a boxed product.

NHolm
Beginner
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Just installed a 530 SSD in my early 2009 iMac. Firmware is DC02 and I'm unable to update it using issdfut 2.0.9. I successfully made a bootable CD but when the application is started I'm not able to install DC32 which I thought was the latest version?

CBrix
Beginner
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I have the exact same problem with my MacbookPro (version 5,3) - same screen as you see with 0GB, missing serial and DC02. Also clicking Refresh crashes the update tool..

Nicklas any luck since then?

Intel, this sucks big time!

NHolm
Beginner
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No, just waiting for a new firmware update I guess.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDYQFjAB&url=https://it... Blackmagic Disk Speed Test gives me ~100 MB/s

KenF_Intel
Moderator
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Hi all,

I've tried to recreate this, but haven't had any luck.

Our FUT uses the serial number of the drive as part of the logic to determine if a FW update is needed.

Could a couple of you folks reporting that the FUT says no update is needed please post your serial numbers? You may have get it from the label on the drive itself (listed as ISN).

Feel free to send me a private message if you don't want to post the serial number publicly.

Thanks.

KenF_Intel
Moderator
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Do any of you have the previous version of the FUT downloaded (version 2.0.6)? If so, could you try running it? I would like to know if correctly identifies your drives and shows the serial number.

I can make the file available on our FTP site if you are willing to test it.

Thanks again.

CBrix
Beginner
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In my case the drive is well hidden in the Macbook Pro, so I rather not open it again to check the serial.

But I'm very willing to try an earlier version of the FUT - don't have it, so please make it available and I'll check!

Thanks for looking into this!

KenF_Intel
Moderator
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I've uploaded the 2.06 version of the Firmware Update Tool to our FTP site. Here's the link:

ftp://ftp.intel.com/Pub/Support/files/Outgoing/ ftp://ftp.intel.com/Pub/Support/files/Outgoing/issdfut_2.0.6.iso

Let me know if this version of the tool identifies the drive correctly. I don't expect to show that an update is needed.

Thanks.

CBrix
Beginner
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I have tried downloading the ISO through clicking the link, copy-pasting it, and by going via FileZilla - no luck in either case. (Can't access the folder in FileZilla, but the previous folders are OK).

Can you upload it again/check from outside connection or make it available in some other way?

 

Thanks.