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: 2
Popularity: 0.000225
First Submitted: 2018-03-18 12:14
Last Updated: 2018-04-25 08:37

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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

Szarastro commented on 2018-07-24 15:20

When I run kfu I have two choices for my SSD (SV300S37A), 525 and 603. Is this just the version of the firmware? May I use either one for my SSD?

ardadem commented on 2018-07-15 17:00

32-bit live usb solved my problem.

ardadem commented on 2018-07-15 12:13

same problem with @phda. i found my ssd configuration config but what can i do with that?

vinibali commented on 2018-04-04 16:42

After a segfault, you should restart the application. It might happen, I couldn't figure out what's wrong with the binary. I will upload a video later about a successful upgrade. Try to search for the fw file in the /custom directory according your device's configuration number [2-3][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9].