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SH100S3 - Solid-State Drive SSDNow Firmware update

Firmware Update: Rev. 503

Part Numbers:
SH100S3/120G, SH100S3B/120G, SH100S3/120GBK
SH100S3/240G, SH100S3B/240G, SH100S3/240GBK
SH100S3/480G, SH100S3B/480G, SH100S3/480GBK

Description:

We have improved the firmware for the SH100S3 drive. This update is not required and should only be applied if you are experiencing issues with your SH100S3. For information related to the 503 firmware improvements, please see the "Release Notes PDF" located below. As with any firmware update, we recommend that you back up your data prior to applying the firmware revision.

This 503 Firmware update is designed for Windows 7, Vista SP2, XP SP3 or Linux users. Your SATA controller must be configured for AHCI mode within the BIOS and you must connect the drive to a native SATA port. Third party SATA ports are not supported when updating your firmware.

For Windows 7 and Vista users, the utility must be run in the OS as "Administrator". The update procedures are included in your download. To begin your download, select the appropriate file below.

Windows 7, Vista SP2 and XP SP3:
Download Firmware for All Capacities

Linux:
Download Firmware for All Capacities

Release Notes PDF:
Release Notes for SH100S3 Firmware Update
Firmware Update procedure (Windows)
Firmware Update procedure (Linux)


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I connect the SSD to a Windows 7 computer using an external enclosure to update the firmware?

I connected my SSD to a Windows 7 computer as a secondary but when I attempt to update the firmware, my computer freezes. Why?

Where can I find the firmware version the drive came with?

The firmware update utility will not see my drive. It states "No SandForce drives found" or "No Kingston drives found". How do I resolve this?