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ULTRA Drive GX/GX2 FW-1916W is available now.

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ULTRA Drive GX/GX2 FW-1916W is available now.

Postby michaelyu » Mon May 24, 2010 1:45 pm

Firmware Version: 1916W

Upgradable Firmware: 11xx, 12xx, 13xx, 14xx, 15xx, 17xx, 18xx, 19xx

Why you need to upgrade: To change the old wear leveling schemes. By using old FW, it may cause NAND blocks worn out and lose your data. Sometimes, it may cause a blue screen or detection issue.

Critical Warning: This tool will erase all the data on your drive and make SSD factory built fresh status.

Flashing Tool works on :
1)Windows 7 (32bit, 64bit):IDE mode only
2)Windows XP (32bit, 64bit):IDE mode only
3)Windows VISTA: No. Do not try. It will corrupt SSD.
4)Tool works on Single Drive IDE mode OS drive. Not working on RAID OS.
5)dotnet2.0 or later version should be installed (Goole it for download)http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9cfb2d51-5ff4-4491-b0e5-b386f32c0992&displaylang=en
6)UAC(User Account Control) should be OFF. Or run this tool as administrator.
7)After running this TOOL, you may have different model name in some cases.
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Postby SlayerMoon » Wed May 26, 2010 11:21 pm

Where is the download link ?
This sh*t with drive erasing scaring me a lot, but maybe fixes are worth it.

p.s.I found link - http://www.supertalent.com/support/down ... 20Tool.zip
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Postby sascha h-k » Thu May 27, 2010 7:59 am

is 1916W mac-user friendly ?! :o
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Postby eAndy » Sat May 29, 2010 9:16 am

The flashing-tool under windows is a little annoying. I use my UD GX for the OS (Win7) and have no other Disk in my computer to install an OS for flashing the SSD and no other computer to connect the SSD to. But I found a way by copying the FW as .exe file on an bootable USB-Stick with Windows 7 Rescue/Repair installation. After booting from the USB-Stick I erased the existing partition on the SSD with a prog "sanityerase" and flashed the new FW over the command prompt. Worked all fine... :D

bye
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Postby Space » Sat May 29, 2010 11:39 am

Hi,

is there a chance for a non-GC firmware in this release?

Best regards,

Space
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Postby frief » Sun May 30, 2010 4:23 am

Hi,

is there an ISO file available for updating the firmware?
I'm using Linux exclusively on this system and there is no PC with Windows and SATA around.
ISO images being available for 1819 and 1916 firmware made me select Super Talent drives.

I'm seeing more than 100 times more blocks being erased than being written over here with firmware 1916 (without 'w').
So if that problem has been addressed I think I really should update.

Or is there a way (using hdparm f.e.) to switch off garbage collection?
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Postby SlayerMoon » Sun May 30, 2010 7:39 am

Successfuly updated my 128 gb ultra drive me to 1916w. Will see how it will work.
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Postby tistou77 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:37 pm

eAndy wrote:But I found a way by copying the FW as .exe file on an bootable USB-Stick with Windows 7 Rescue/Repair installation. After booting from the USB-Stick I erased the existing partition on the SSD with a prog "sanityerase" and flashed the new FW over the command prompt. Worked all fine... :D

bye
eandy


Hi

can you tell me what file (. exe) used exactly?

I try with a bootable USB drive with different file but it not work ...
even through the command prompt with DVD installs of Windows 7

thank you ;)

PS: sorry for my english
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Postby eAndy » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:19 pm

tistou77 wrote:
eAndy wrote:But I found a way by copying the FW as .exe file on an bootable USB-Stick with Windows 7 Rescue/Repair installation. After booting from the USB-Stick I erased the existing partition on the SSD with a prog "sanityerase" and flashed the new FW over the command prompt. Worked all fine... :D

bye
eandy


Hi

can you tell me what file (. exe) used exactly?

I try with a bootable USB drive with different file but it not work ...
even through the command prompt with DVD installs of Windows 7

thank you ;)

PS: sorry for my english


Under Windows 7:
- Go to the "WashFW" Folder
- Run WSSDChecker.exe with admin rights on the computer with the SSD
- Select the SSD drive in the command prompt window
- after that go to the updater.bat in the same folder and click right mouse button and select edit
- note the number of the .exe file (in my case 081102.exe for the FTM28GX25H)
- go to the "Channel" folder
- Copy the file from with the name from the updater.bat to your win7 boot-stick

- Boot the computer from the usb-stick (select this drive in the boot-options of your bios)
- go to the command-prompt and switch to the usb-drive
- delete all partitions on the ssd (i.e. with the command "diskpart")
- tipe "XXXXXX.exe" at the command prompt (in my case 081102.exe)
- flash and reboot

hope it helps...
Last edited by eAndy on Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby tistou77 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:38 am

Hi

I do what you indicated to me, when I run wssdchecker.exe with admin rights, selects the SSD, the window of the command prompt closes immediately.
in updater.bat in the 091102.exe file, I copied to the USB (before I make this manipulation, it was already in this file updater.bat]

I'll test to see if it works, but without formatting the SSD to see if it is OK (no error message or other)

thank you very much ;)
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