06-09-2014 01:17 PM - edited 06-12-2014 09:50 AM
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
Method 1 - Use SanDisk SSD Dashboard. The model number will be listed under Drive Info > Model
Method 2 - Under Device Manager > Disk Drives
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
SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDH2-064GB
SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDH2-128GB
SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDH2-256GB
SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDHP-064GB
SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDHP-128GB
SanDisk Ultra+ SSD SDSSDHP-256GB
Burn image with Windows 7 or 8: Right-click on the .iso file and select 'Burn Image'
Restart your computer.
For PC and Linux
1. After restart, your system will boot to the SanDisk Firmware Updater
06-20-2014 09:49 PM
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".
06-28-2014 04:44 AM - edited 06-28-2014 04:56 AM
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
I've removed the parameter, booted and I've been able to update my SSD easily.
If ever it may help...
07-04-2014 10:17 AM
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.
07-05-2014 01:54 AM
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?
07-05-2014 06:53 AM - edited 07-05-2014 06:54 AM
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.
07-05-2014 11:33 AM
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!
07-05-2014 12:10 PM
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!