Kingston V100 SSD Firmware Update

"Kingston have just released a new firmware for their V100 solid state drives to fix a possible post hang issue."

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Kingston have discovered a technical issue with their SSDNow V100 solid-state drive. A small percentage of their drives have been shown to hang at BIOS and fail to boot. Kingston has developed a firmware update to address this issue.

Here is what Kingston have said:

" We have learned that a small percentage of our SSDNow V100 drives experienced a technical issue in their firmware. Kingston strongly recommends that a firmware update be applied to all SSDNow V100 drives to prevent possible data loss.

The firmware update to fix the technical issue is available via Kingston Technical Support. As with any firmware update, we recommend that you back up your data prior to applying the firmware revision.

Customer satisfaction and producing high quality products is the key to Kingston's success, so we want to make every effort to ensure that our customers are aware of this firmware revision and have the opportunity to patch their V100 drive(s).

The firmware update can be downloaded from our dedicated support page:

Customers can also contact our customer service hotline at 01932 738950 or more information.

Affected Part Numbers are:

SV100S2/64G, SV100S2D/64G, SV100S2N/64G SV100S2/128G, SV100S2D/128G, SV100S2N/128G SV100S2/256G, SV100S2D/256G, SV100S2N/256G

It is important to note that none of Kingston's other SSDNow products -- with part numbers beginning with SNE, SNM, SS, SNV, SNVP and SVP -- are affected by this potential issue. "


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19-03-2011, 19:59:44

Hey people ,

Ive been trying to complete my first ever build today and it hasn't gone as smooth as I thought.

The case is the bitfenix colossus.

I don't know where to plug the Led connectors that are attached to the case and also the 6 fan connectors.

Any help would be much appreciated thanks .

19-03-2011, 20:10:16

are you talking about the hdd and pwr led for the front panel??? if so those go on the mother board look in your book it'll show ya where. If your referring to the case lights and fans then those will go to ur psu I'm sure somewhere in the documentation it'll show ya or tell ya where.

19-03-2011, 20:21:26

I'm talking about both actually lol, the manual for the case isn't very detailed at all :/ , so I'm pretty stuck lol, thanks for your rely btw.

20-03-2011, 03:33:46

You need to look in your motherboard manual for the front panel. Connectors, it will tell you which one goes where etc.......

For the case lights and fans, you should have some fan headers on the motherboard, again have a look in your motherboard manual, or you can plug both the fans and case lights into molex connector that you should have with your psu.

Hope this helps

20-03-2011, 06:37:30

Thanks for all your help guys , issue has been solved and system is up and running :) . Are there any recommendations you have , seeing as it's my first build , shall I monitor temp to see if everything is ok etc. And what software can I use to do that ?

Many thanks


20-03-2011, 07:59:31

Yeah monitor your temps, do some benchmarks or stress tests to make sure your system is stable and won't crash on you. HWmonitor is a good program to use to check temps and voltages (get the free version).

20-03-2011, 12:56:45

You could also make sure that the the internals of the case are all clean neat. Cables are some of the biggest culprits when it comes to system temperature.

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