Package Details: kingston_fw_updater 205-010

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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: 0.000421
First Submitted: 2018-03-18 12:14
Last Updated: 2018-04-25 08:37

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vinibali commented on 2020-05-30 07:01

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

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

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

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

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

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


jester commented on 2019-06-16 16:15

I Tried this tool to update the firmware in a SA400 ssd drive, but it is not detected. Do you know if this tool can update the firmware in this ssd drive?. Are you working in a new version of this tools?.


Arup commented on 2019-02-03 09:12

Thank you, worked well on my Kingston SV300 ssd. At first the application segfaulted and then I ran it without SUDO where it popped up even though it didn't detect the drive, second time I ran it with SUDO and it opened up and detected the drive and updated the firmware.

vinibali commented on 2018-11-11 18:02

that's based on a Marvell controller

vinibali commented on 2018-07-24 17:08

these are the available firmware versions for your drive