12 Replies Latest reply: Jan 5, 2014 8:04 AM by DoorISCLUELESS RSS

520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?

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520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?

  • 1. Re: 520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?
    DooRules Community Member
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    It is, no updates yet to my knowledge.

  • 2. Re: 520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?
    Sage222 Community Member
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    Thanks for the info mate. Would be great if INTEL would provide it too.

     

    Pretty poor that you need to download, burn and boot an ISO for it to tell you your already running the latest firmware

     

    Cheers!

  • 3. Re: 520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?
    djmorgan Community Member
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    None of the above! just use the toolbox

     

    David

  • 4. Re: 520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?
    Sage222 Community Member
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    Toolbox says it doesnt work with the 520.

  • 5. Re: 520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?
    DooRules Community Member
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    Both of my 520's work with the Toolbox. The driver will matter, especially if you are on an X79 system.

  • 6. Re: 520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?
    Sage222 Community Member
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    Thanks Dave! So the toolbox installs a driver? or firmware or both?

  • 7. Re: 520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?
    DooRules Community Member
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    I have them in raid. If I use the enterprise driver I have no toolbox use at all,all blacked out.

     

    If I use the 11 series driver than it all works for me in the toolbox. Intel still has driver issues with the toolbox on quite a few systems it seems.

  • 8. Re: 520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?
    parsec Community Member
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    Well, the download page for the iso file lists all the firmware updates available, under the Detailed Description heading, all in the top section of the page as it is displayed. Also, if you checked the Release Notes or the Read Me files for the iso update software, it does list what firmware is the latest for each SSD. They are on the same page that you click the iso file download.

     

    As others have mentioned, the Toolbox will also inform you what firmware you have and if it can be updated. The Toolbox installation program will install support software that it needs, but it doesn't install the Intel RAID/AHCI driver, which is not necessarily required.

     

    Neither the 520 or 510 have firmware updates, although the 510 seems to have two firmware versions.

  • 9. Re: 520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?
    Roy Jackson Community Member
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    Hi Dave,

    I have justy received my system which is a

     

    Sabertooth X79 socket 2011,

    I7-3930k Processor,

    32GB Quad DDR RAM,

    Geforce GTX690 GPU,

    520 480GB Intel SSD (Boot)

    2 x Corsair Black 2TB HDD's (not RAID - 1 for User files, 1 for Backup)

     

    I have the same problem is as much as the tool box sees the SSD, Firmware, Serial No - BUT NOT the Model No, and that Drive details and Smart Drive details are greyed out.

     

    I've updated all the drivers on the Motherboard - but the Tool box doesn't Recognise the drive .....

     

    Dave mentioned something about Series 11 Drivers working?

     

    Anyone got any advice?

     

    Kind regards

    Roy

  • 10. Re: 520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?
    Sam Community Member
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    parsec wrote:

     

    Well, the download page for the iso file lists all the firmware updates available, under the Detailed Description heading, all in the top section of the page as it is displayed. Also, if you checked the Release Notes or the Read Me files for the iso update software, it does list what firmware is the latest for each SSD. They are on the same page that you click the iso file download.

     

    As others have mentioned, the Toolbox will also inform you what firmware you have and if it can be updated. The Toolbox installation program will install support software that it needs, but it doesn't install the Intel RAID/AHCI driver, which is not necessarily required.

     

    Well, I'm not sure where you're seeing the firmware version listed for the 520, but I've looked at the download page, readme and release notes for both the Firmware Update Tool and the SSD Toolbox and I can't see any mention of the 520 at all!  The SSD Toolbox shows me that I am currently running firmware v400i, but there is no clear indication as to whether there is actually an update available or not.  The firmware update page in the SSD Toolbox shows a greyed out 'update' button, so either there is no update available (if so, some indication would be nice!), or the SSD Toolbox isn't working correctly, I have no way of telling.

     

    While I appreciate parsec's update from March, this is obviously only relevant at the time.  Is there some way I can officially determine that I am running the latest firmware?

  • 11. Re: 520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?
    parsec Community Member
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    You could talk to Support personnel, which is a different page than the Forums. No change, still 400i for the 520.

     

    Or just check the latest version of the Toolbox or ISO firmware update tool. Everything I wrote in my last post still applies.

     

    As you can see, Intel does not make a big deal about SSD firmware updates, since they provide them so rarely, if ever. They announce it on the SSD forum page if an update is available. The Check For Updates button in the Toolbox Firmware Update screen will display the download page for the Toolbox, somewhat annoyingly, but it makes some sense. Check the Readme for the latest update, if nothing new, all done.

     

    Yes, Intel has not updated the Description section on the Toolbox download page, with an entry for the 520 or 330, that indicates the current firmware version. That would help.

  • 12. Re: 520 Series SSD - Is 400i the latest firmware?
    DoorISCLUELESS Community Member
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    Of course their have been Firmware updates, in fact, their have been 6 updates to Toolbox, the firmware used to control this SSD. The first firmware version was 3.0.2 and current is 3.2. the previous firmware versions were 3.16, 3.17, 3.18, 3.19. Intel isn't known for updating their actual drivers for their SSD's, after all they took 10 months optimizing the current 400i driver for this SSD.

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