Kingston SSDNow V100 firmware update

Kingston has announced a new firmware update for their Kingston SSDNow V100 SSD drive. This SSD firmware update is to fix a technical issue with their Kingston SSDNow V100 solid state drive where a small percentage of SSDs have been show to hang at BIOS and fail to boot.

We have learned that a small percentage of our SSDNow V100 sold in the past has experienced a technical issue on the 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:
www.kingston.com/support/ssdnow/v100_firmware.asp

Customers can also contact our customer service hotline for more information.

Affected Part Numbers are:

  • SV100S2/64GZ
  • SV100S2D/64GZ
  • SV100S2N/64GZ
  • SV100S2/128GZ
  • SV100S2D/128GZ
  • SV100S2N/128GZ
  • SV100S2/256GZ
  • SV100S2N/256GZ
  • SV100S2N/256GZ

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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