ADATA Solid State Drive Firmware Update

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This package provides the firmware for ADATA IM2S3138E-128GM-B M.2 2280 128GB and IM2S3138E-256GM-B M.2 2280 256GB, Revision DA002, and is supported on Inspiron and Vostro models running the following Windows operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

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Fixes & Enhancements

- Fixed issue encountered in some system where drive was lost during cold boot

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DA002, A00

Release date

13 Jan 2017

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Dell Technologies recommends reviewing this update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations or provides new features that may or may not apply to your environment.
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File Format: ZipPack External
File Name: ADATA_ZPE.exe
File Size: 1.85 MB
Format Description:
This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.

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1. Please backup data in the SSD, or at least make copies of all important files stored in the SSD before executing this firmware update.
2. No data loss is expected if the firmware update is executed properly according to the update instructions.
3. Data loss or system malfunction may result if the firmware update process is interrupted for any reason.
4. This firmware update shall be executed entirely at your own risk.
Windows 7, 32-bit
Windows 7, 64-bit
Windows 8, 32-bit
Windows 8, 64-bit
Windows 8.1, 32-bit
Windows 8.1, 64-bit
Windows 10, 32-bit
Windows 10, 64-bit
ADATA M2180C 128G M.2 2280 SATA SSD (Class 20)
ADATA M2180D 256G M.2 2280 SATA SSD (Class 20)

1. Click Download File and follow the remaining prompts to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Run to unzip the download package into your hard drive.
3. The file explorer will open pointing to the directory containing the download package. Please take note of the path.


Firmware upgrade through the Windows utility

1. Execute the "FW Update tool" by double clicking, you may see below "User Account Control" window based on your Windows system setting. Please Click "Yes" to continue.
2. The tool will scan the system and list all supported and detected SSDs. If an SSD is not listed, click on the "Scan for Drives" icon to rescan the system. If fails to detect the SSD, check the SATA connection and try again.
4. Select the drive that needs to be updated by clicking on the drive.
5. Click Update Firmware to start the firmware update.
6. A warning message will be displayed. Click Cancel to return to the drive list page, or click OK to continue.
7. After a successful firmware update, the host system and drive must be powered off to activate the new firmware.
8. Relaunch the application after powering up the host system to confirm that the firmware is up to date on the target drive.

*.Installation Instructions:
For the detail usage of this package, Please refer to the attached Update Tool Manual.

Reboot will be required

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