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SanDisk SSD PLUS 1000GB firmware for linux user

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I recently bought a SanDisk SSD PLUS 1000GB off amazon, but only run linux at home, and have no access to a Windows machine to run Sandisk Dashboard, and it does not detect the SSD under Wine. I've posted the smartctl output below. It claims to be running firmware version UH4400RL, I dont know if this is the latest, but looking around, saw that someone had a 120GB drive running UE4500RL with a significant boost in speed. I dont want to flash a firmware for a different capacity, but cant find a firmware file posted for this model. If anyone could supply such a link, it would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thank you!

 

Model number from package: SDSSDA-1T00-G26

 

Smartctl output:

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model:     SanDisk SSD PLUS 1000GB
Serial Number:    -xxxxxxxxx-
LU WWN Device Id: 5 001b44 4a92ade7f
Firmware Version: UH4400RL
User Capacity:    1,000,207,286,272 bytes [1.00 TB]
Sector Size:      512 bytes logical/physical
Rotation Rate:    Solid State Device
Form Factor:      2.5 inches
Device is:        Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is:   ACS-2 T13/2015-D revision 3
SATA Version is:  SATA 3.2, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 6.0 Gb/s)
Local Time is:    -xxxxxxxxx-
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

 

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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎07-25-2016

Re: SanDisk SSD PLUS 1000GB firmware for linux user

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Hi,  I have Sandisk SSD Plus 120gb and using it for 2.5 yrs no problem.  Also, I only use linux.   It's good, one tip I was advised -  leave about 10% unallocated on SSD.  Also, setting up TRIM correctly might be important.  It's pretty easy, just search the web.

 

I don't think you should search for firmware update unless there is a problem, and only use update for your specific SSD.  Searching for performance boost is fun, but some people feel if it's not broken, don't try to fix it.

 

Wine is sometimes tricky to setup from what I have read.  I don't think that problem is related to drive firmware.  Many people use VM instead now to run windows programs on linux.

 

Good luck.

 

smartctl 6.6 2016-05-31 r4324 [x86_64-linux-4.9.0-8-amd64] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family: SandForce Driven SSDs
Device Model: SanDisk SDSSDA120G
Firmware Version: Z32070RL

Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]