Author Topic: Intel SSD Firmware Update  (Read 63 times)

Offline dmathisonTopic starter

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Intel SSD Firmware Update
« on: August 31, 2018, 03:40:53 PM »
If you need to update the firmware on your Intel 540S SSD, please follow these instructions.

Symptoms of out of date firmware: BSOD, SSD not detected, Unable to image drive, sits at Windows loading screen but does not boot in to OS.

System Preparation :
• As a precaution, perform a backup of all your data to ensure no data is lost during the firmware update process
• Do not unplug power at any time during the firmware update
• Use only native SATA ports to perform upgrade. Do NOT use third party controllers
• Notebook users, please use AC power to prevent any power loss during firmware upgrade

1. Download the Intel SSD Firmware Update tool from Intel's Download Center
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/downloads/eula/26491/Intel-SSD-Firmware-Update-Tool?httpDown=https%3A%2F%2Fdownloadmirror.intel.com%2F26491%2Feng%2FFirmwareUpdateTool_v3_0_1.zip

2. Extract the .zip to gain access to all the files needed.
3. Follow the User Guide PDF that Intel includes in this folder to create a bootable USB. They use a program called Universal USB installer, which I would recommend using. But you can use any ISO to USB utility such as Rufus. *If you decide to use Rufus, please make sure to write the ISO to the drive in DD mode instead of Rufus recommended ISO mode*
4. Once you create the flash drive, plug it in to the affected machine and boot to it. It should boot to a Linux GUI, then press enter on the first boot option it gives you. Once that boots, you should be at a screen where you can select your SSD and update the firmware.

*This firmware update tool works on multiple different Intel SSD models. The Release Notes explain which ones this works on, but primarily we have noticed it fixing 540S issues.*
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« Last Edit: September 04, 2018, 11:56:36 AM by dmathison »

 

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