I have some older 480GB Sandisk Exterme SATA SSD (Manufactured July 2012)
Running latest Dashboard (Version 184.108.40.206) (on Windows 10 64bit pro clean install and up to date)
Dashboard shows suggests and recommends newer firmware: (R211)
Current firmware on drives is R201.
Of course you cannot update firmware on these drives from Dashboard.
If you click [UPDATE FIRMWARE]
It gives a big giant useless “Firmware Update Failed” with absolutely NO information whatsoever.
WHY even suggest you can update firmware in Dashboard if you cannot?
This is garbage!
Next: I create a bootable USB drive (tried this multiple times and on different computers/hardware!)
PLEASE don’t ask me things like if I made sure my bios is set to ACHI etc. etc. or unplugged other drives etc. and unplugged other usb devices etc. I know what I am doing here.
And I have tried completely different systems/hardware chipsets.
All are failing same way!
The bootable firmware flasher (created in Dashboard) identifies the drive.
If you try to flash/upgrade it you get an error: " Firmware Download Failed - Binary Could Not Be Opened.
Same problem, different hardware/motherboard/chipsets different usb drives etc. FAILS.
Next I manually create an ISO and burn a disk + make a bootable USB drive from it:
Mine is the 480GB.
Disk or USB boot Says: Waiting for devices to settle then shows my drive Selected in upper Left
Howeve systems is completely froze and locked up at this point, hard freeze. no keyboard or
Same happens with USB or CDROM boot!
And same happens when booting it on ANY system.