SK Hynix PC300 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive Firmware Update

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This package provides the firmware for SK HYNIX PC300 M.2 2280 256GB/512GB/1TB, Revision 20005A00, and is supported on Alienware, OptiPlex, Latitude, Inspiron, Precision and XPS models running the following Windows operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

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Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes:
- Fixed known bugs in the existing firmware to resolve minor issues observed on some platforms

Enhancement:
- Not Applicable

Version

Version 20005A00, A02

Category

Serial ATA

Release date

01 Dec 2016

Last Updated

28 Nov 2017

Importance

Available formats

File Format: Hard-Drive
File Name: 20005A00 A03_ZPE.exe
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 6.77 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.
MD5:
71d842e4db18c6169a9d3c8d66e0e87d
SHA1:
ec006ac66b64abb6370c84a9169324874ed8f95a
SHA-256:
92dbc7bf835938dc1c596c7d2fe4ea7c805b1c69944e1799144aba9815b412ce

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

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
HYNIX PC300 1TB PCIE NVME 2280 SSD (CLASS 40)
HYNIX PC300 256G PCIE NVME 2280 SSD (CLASS 40)
HYNIX PC300 512G PCIE NVME 2280 SSD (CLASS 40)
Download

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.

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ATTENTION
1. Backup the SSD.
2. Switch to AC Power

Firmware upgrade through the Windows utility

Procedure
1. Go to the directory containing the download package as noted above.
2. Run the firmware update utility with administrator privilege (right-click on the executable, then select "Run as administrator").
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
4. Select the target SSD for firmware upgrade.
5. Click on "FW Update" button.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
7. DO NOT interrupt the firmware update. A dialog box will pop up when the firmware update is completed.
8. Please reboot your system.

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Firmware upgrade using the bootable image

1. An ISO image is provided in the download package. Use that image to create a bootable USB thumb drive. You may want to consider using UNetBootin
2. Boot the system from the USB thumb drive created in Step 1.
3.Your PC will boot up with Linux booting screen and it displays SSDs that connected to your PC.
4. The FW update tool will seek SK Hynix PC300 SSD. If the tool find a SK Hynix PC300, it will start to update automatically, if not it displays an error message.
5. After successful FW update, PC will shutdown after about 10 sec.

1. Prepare a USB thumb drive
(1) USB storage and ISO image Writer(like UNetBootin) are needed for updating SSD FW with this package.
(2) Run unetbootin-windows-608.exe
(3) Check 'DiskImage' button and select path to ISO file using the ' ... ' option button.
(4) If USB Drive is ready, then UNetbooin will show the driver letter.
(5) Select OK to copy ISO bootable image to USB thumb drive
(6) Once installation is completed, please follow the next steps on UNetbootin Window.


*.Installation Instructions:
For the detail usage of this package, Please refer to the attached Update Tool Manual.
WARNING: As with all firmware updates, it is strongly recommended that you backup or make copies of all important files before performing this update. This firmware update process is done entirely at your own risk. If performed correctly, there will be no loss of system or user data on the drive. However, if the firmware process is interrupted for any reason, your solid state drive may not function properly.

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