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Update SSD Firmware with Parted Magic 1 year 5 months ago #410

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If you are unable to update your SSD firmware in Windows, because of RAID for example, you can use the Linux updater included in the update folder to update with Parted Magic.

Download the Parted Magic ISO from here
You want the following file, pmagic-6.7.iso-x86_64.zip
other versions may not work, so get that file.

Once you have downloaded it, unzip it
You can then burn the ISO to a CD/DVD and boot from it.
or if you want you can put it on a USB stick.

To put PM on a USB you will need to download Unetbootin(to make the USB bootable)
Download from here

Launch Unetbootin,

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Change to disk image, and use the search button to find the Parted Magic ISO, make sure that the correct USB drive is selected, then click OK,
Should look something like this,

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Make sure you have downloaded the firmware for your drive, if a single drive you leave it in your Downloads folder.
RAID users will need to have the firmware on another USB drive, if you put the firmware file on the same drive as PM I find the drive will unmount.

Make sure the storage configuration in the BIOS is set to AHCI mode, then boot to PM.

Once you are on the PM desktop, use the file manger to find your fw folder.

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Once you find the fw folder, launch the 32 bit updater

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The updater will then discover the drive, check the drive(s) you want to update

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Click the update firmware button and the utility should point you to the correct fw file(.ffp)
highlight it and click open

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Then you will get the following warning

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After you click proceed, the firmware will update, when done you will have a green check mark over the drive icon


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You can then click the rescan for drives button and you should then see the new fw in the FW Rev. box
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Last Edit: 1 year 5 months ago by MushkinSean.
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