SanDisk has released the ISO firmware images to allow SSD firmware update on operating systems that are NOT supported by the SanDisk SSD Dashboard. 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.
Step 1 - Verify the capacity and model number and capacity of your Extreme II SSD and download the corresponding firmware ISO
NOTE: You will need to know if your system is 32 or 64 bit system and download the correct ISO for your system
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 Mac: Use Mac Disk Utility
To get started burning your ISO file with OS X, you need to launch the Disk Utility. The Disk Utility can be found at Finder > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility. You also need to make sure that you have your ISO file saved directly to your computer, preferably on the desktop.
Click the File button on the OS X top navigation bar and select Open Disk Image. This should open up the Select Image to Attach pop up box. Navigate to the ISO file that you want to burn, select it, and click the open button.
This will automatically mount the disk image into OS X. Now, you should see the ISO file listed in the left hand side drives list within Disk Utility. At this point, insert a blank CD or DVD into your computer if you have not already done so.
Select the ISO file from the left hand side drives list by clicking it once. Select the Burn option from the top toolbar within Disk Utility. A drop down menu should pop down, asking you to verify the burn. Click the burn button.
That’s all there is to it. Now all you have to do is wait for your disc to burn. ISO files tend to be somewhat large in size, so the disc burning process may take up to 15 minutes, depending on the speed of your burner.
Restart your computer with the firmware disk inserted, press and hold the “options/alt” key while the computer restarts to get into boot menu. Select to boot from CDROM.
- Your system will boot to the SanDisk Firmware Updater
- Enter the drive (i.e. /dev/sda ) you want to update from the list displayed (The drive name is indicated by the red circle in the image below)
- Press ENTER to start the update
- When the update is completed, type “n” and press ENTER to shutdown computer
- Restart computer, and remove the boot CD/DVD from the drive