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SanDisk Ultra+ SSD Manual Firmware update version X2316RL

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SanDisk has released the ISO firmware images to allow SSD firmware update on operating systems that are NOT supported by the SanDisk SSD Toolkit. Each capacity drive has a separate Firmware ISO. You MUST use the correct firmware ISO for the capacity SSD you have installed.

 

WARNING: Applying the wrong firmware ISO to your SSD product will render the drive unusable! Please confirm the capacity of your SSD product before proceeding with the firmware download and update.

 

Note: The SanDisk Ultra+ SSD has two different model numbers. There is no functional difference between the two different model numbers. The Label on the SSD itself will always show SDSSDHP regardless of the internal model number. 

 

Please verify the model number  using one of the methods below. Do not use the SSD label to verify model number. Additionally you will need to know the capacity of your Ultra+ SSD and select the corresponding download below

 

Checking Model Number

 

Windows

Method 1 - Use SanDisk SSD Dashboard. The model number will be listed under Drive Info > Model 

Method 2 - Under Device Manager > Disk Drives 

 

MAC

1. Open Macintosh Hard drive > Applications > Utilities > System Information

2. In System Information on the left side select Serial ATA, The Model number will be listed on the top right window

 

Note: If the Firmware upgrade fails to install please check your BIOS SATA mode. If your computer's SATA mode is set to Legacy IDE please change the SATA mode to AHCI before performing the Firmware update. After the Firmware upgrade is complete log back in to the BIOS and change the SATA mode back to Legacy IDE

 

Step 1 - Verify the capacity and model number (Using Device manager or SSD ToolKit) of your SanDisk Ultra+ SSD and download the corresponding firmware ISO

 

SDSSDH2-XXX

 

SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDH2-064GB
64GB X2316RL Firmware ISO

 

SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDH2-128GB
128GB X2316RL Firmware ISO

 

SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDH2-256GB
256GB X2316RL Firmware ISO

 

 

SDSSDHP-XXX

 

SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDHP-064GB
64GB X2316RL Firmware ISO

 

SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDHP-128GB
128GB X2316RL Firmware ISO

 

SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDHP-256GB
256GB X2316RL Firmware ISO

 

 


Step 2 - Burn the saved image file to a CD/DVD with another software application then boot from the CD and perform the firmware update.

 

Burn image with Windows 7 or 8: Right-click on the .iso file and select 'Burn Image'
Burn image with Mac: Use Mac Disk Utility

 

Restart your computer.

 

For PC and Linux
Make sure the CD/DVD drive is the first device in the boot sequence defined in the BIOS, and restart your computer with the newly created CD/DVD boot disk inserted.

 

For Mac
With the firmware disk inserted Press and hold the "C" key while the computer restarts.

 

1. After restart, your system will boot to the SanDisk Firmware Updater
2. Select the drive you want to update from the list displayed.
3. Press ENTER to start the update.
4. When the update is completed, Press ENTER to shutdown computer.
5. Remove the boot CD/DVD from the drive and restart computer.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-20-2014

Re: SanDisk Ultra+ SSD Manual Firmware update version X2316RL

Thank you! I've a question for you... two months ago i've updated my SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDHP-128GB with the old X2316RL ISO firmware found on a website that i don't remember. Is this new X2316RL firmware different from the previous? Because it can't updated with the new ISO... the updater says something like "device not supported".

 

Thank you!

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: SanDisk Ultra+ SSD Manual Firmware update version X2316RL

All X2316RL are the same. 

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Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎06-28-2014

Re: SanDisk Ultra+ SSD Manual Firmware update version X2316RL

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Hi,

 

I've found something I suspect to be a mistake in iso (at least for the SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDHP-128GB model, I have not checked the others).

 

there is an argument passed to the kernel (found in menu.lst file) which contains a parameter blocking the firmware upgrade, I think it is related to a serial number, the value is near of my SSD S/N.

 

I've tested the ISO on three differents computers (two laptops and one desktop) without success.

 

I finally managed to do the update by removing the parameter from the colored boot / grub menu ('e' key twice, modify / delete the entry, 'return' key and 'b' key to boot) 

 

!!! Note that at this moment the sandisk SSD I want to upgrade was the only SSD/harddrive/whatever-disk connected to my computer, don't know if it's important but I prefer to not take any risk !!!

 

the line to edit is :

kernel /EFI/Boot/vmlinuz quiet splash locale=en.UTF-8 loglevel=2 sandisk.drive=131996401388 sandisk.command=ffu

 

and the parameter is

sandisk.drive=131996401388

 

I've removed the parameter, booted and I've been able to update my SSD easily.

 

 

If ever it may help...

 

Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎07-04-2014

Re: SanDisk Ultra+ SSD Manual Firmware update version X2316RL

Does this firmware update only work with the new UEFI? Just that my laptop has an old BIOS and when I try to boot up this firmware update it fails every time. It says something along the lines of "No EFI partition found at /dev/sda". Is there any way round this? I would be very grateful for any help.

Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎07-04-2014

Re: SanDisk Ultra+ SSD Manual Firmware update version X2316RL

By the way, I'm using Linux, so I have a MBR boot partition. Is that the problem? I suspect that this firmware installer can't work with MBR, but only with an EFI boot partition.

 

The Sandisk Utlra Plus SSD is working fine on my computer (I've installed Linux on it), but I just can't update this firmware! Could anyone help me out?

Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎06-28-2014

Re: SanDisk Ultra+ SSD Manual Firmware update version X2316RL

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Hi,

It doesn't boot or doesn't find the ssd ?

in the second case you try what I've written above.

I'm also running Gnu/Linux on an MBR format but I've upgraded the firmware while the disk was brand new.

Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎07-04-2014

Re: SanDisk Ultra+ SSD Manual Firmware update version X2316RL


zoidberg wrote:

Hi,

It doesn't boot or doesn't find the ssd ?

in the second case you try what I've written above.

I'm also running Gnu/Linux on an MBR format but I've upgraded the firmware while the disk was brand new.


The firmware iso starts to boot up, I briefly see some kind of menu, this disappears and then I see something loading up, but this always fails. So yes, this firmware iso fails to find my ssd - it shows some messages about not being able to find an EFI partition on /dev/sda, which is where the ssd is located.

 

This is strange as I'm actually using the ssd right now with Linux Mint installed on it - so the installation disk for Linux Mint was able to find the ssd without any problems. I'm just not having any luck with this manual firmware update...

 

The only thing I can think of doing right now is to download the iso again and burn it onto another disk, just to make sure there wasn't some kind of corruption with my first attempt... Do you have any other ideas? It's encouraging to know that you were able to install the firmware upgrade.

 

Thanks for you help!

Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎07-04-2014

Re: SanDisk Ultra+ SSD Manual Firmware update version X2316RL

zoidberg, I'm also going to try following your instructions above. I'll let you know how I get on...

Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎07-04-2014

Re: SanDisk Ultra+ SSD Manual Firmware update version X2316RL


zoidberg wrote:

Hi,

 

I've found something I suspect to be a mistake in iso (at least for the SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDHP-128GB model, I have not checked the others).

 

there is an argument passed to the kernel (found in menu.lst file) which contains a parameter blocking the firmware upgrade, I think it is related to a serial number, the value is near of my SSD S/N.

 

I've tested the ISO on three differents computers (two laptops and one desktop) without success.

 

I finally managed to do the update by removing the parameter from the colored boot / grub menu ('e' key twice, modify / delete the entry, 'return' key and 'b' key to boot) 

 

!!! Note that at this moment the sandisk SSD I want to upgrade was the only SSD/harddrive/whatever-disk connected to my computer, don't know if it's important but I prefer to not take any risk !!!

 

the line to edit is :

kernel /EFI/Boot/vmlinuz quiet splash locale=en.UTF-8 loglevel=2 sandisk.drive=131996401388 sandisk.command=ffu

 

and the parameter is

sandisk.drive=131996401388

 

I've removed the parameter, booted and I've been able to update my SSD easily.

 

 

If ever it may help...

 


This worked for me. Thank you, zoidberg! I've no idea how you spotted the option to press "e", because that screen was just flashing by on my computer - I never had chance to read it!

 

I deleted the parameter as you say and then it all worked just fine. I've just had a look in the Disks utility and it states that the latest firmware is now being used.

 

I still saw the messages about there being no EFI partitions, but the installer didn't come to a sudden halt at this point. It continued with the installation of the updated firmware. It only took a second and then the computer turned off. No message about successful installation (which would have been nice!), so that's why I checked by looking at the Disks utility.

 

I hope someone at SanDisk will update this iso so that others don't have the same hassle!