Package Details: kingston_fw_updater 205-011

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Package Base: kingston_fw_updater
Description: Kingston's utility to update SSD firware on Sandforce based drives, created by James Huey. For more information please look the project's github page.
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Licenses: GPLv2
Submitter: vinibali
Maintainer: vinibali
Last Packager: vinibali
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2018-03-18 12:14 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-05-18 05:32 (UTC)

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vinibali commented on 2022-05-18 05:33 (UTC) (edited on 2022-05-18 05:43 (UTC) by vinibali)

I updated the the source URL and the md5sum as well. If do you find an SSD which has newer FW on the manufacturer's website, let me know and I'll add that to the repo.

burger commented on 2022-03-19 17:52 (UTC)

It hasn't been updated

vinibali commented on 2021-12-19 11:34 (UTC)

updated, thanks for the hint!

shawe commented on 2021-12-19 11:03 (UTC)

Please, update the md5sums value with that:


vinibali commented on 2020-05-30 07:01 (UTC)

I'm the package and the tool maintainer in one person (not the developer). I downloaded the FW packages one by one back in years, this is why the missing fw files, but I'll take care of the rest soon. Thanks

mzecher commented on 2020-05-30 05:11 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for this awesome app. I managed to update my SV300S37A/240G from 521 to 603. However, 2 newer firmwares are supposed to be available. The latest is 60AABBF0, released at 05/28/16. Do you know why this version is not available?

Malvineous commented on 2020-04-26 01:57 (UTC)

Worked it out - ran it as strace /opt/kfu/bin/kfu 2>&1 | grep open | grep -i ttf and turned out it was loading the Joypixels emoji font. Temporarily getting rid of that (mv /usr/share/fonts/joypixels/ /root/) did the trick.

Unfortunately the tool doesn't recognise a SandForce controller in firmware recovery mode though, so no firmware update for me :(

Malvineous commented on 2020-04-26 01:50 (UTC)

Any idea how to get the fonts to work? I've tried it on two machines and it opens a window with two tabs and a picture in the background but there's no text in the UI at all.

jester commented on 2019-06-17 09:15 (UTC) (edited on 2019-06-18 05:42 (UTC) by jester)

Ok, Vinibali thanks for your answer, I've been looking information and seems that is not possible update this firmware at least with Linux.

vinibali commented on 2019-06-16 19:23 (UTC)

you drive is based on a Phison controller and not Sandforce.