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ThinkPad Carbon X1 2nd Gen - Unable to update SSD firmware

2018-04-07, 12:09 PM

Hello there,

I am unable to update the SSD firmware of my X1 Carbon 2nd Gen.

 

I am running Windows 10 1709 Enterprise.

SSD is a Samsung MZNTE512HMJH-000L1, current firmware version EXT26L0Q.

Installed Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver version: 14.8.16.1063 (newest available for this laptop model)

 

The following error pops up:

 

Logged in as local administrator, tried to disable BitLocker encryption etc... to no avail.

 

Would be happy about any help or suggestions!

 

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Re: ThinkPad Carbon X1 2nd Gen - Unable to update SSD firmware

2018-04-07, 16:51 PM

Is this the original drive?  Where did you learn you needed an update?


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Re: ThinkPad Carbon X1 2nd Gen - Unable to update SSD firmware

2018-04-09, 6:12 AM

Yes, this is the original drive.

 

From time to time I am running the pre-installed "Lenovo System Update" (https://support.lenovo.com/at/de/solutions/tvsu-update), the SSD firmware update was shown to me as a "critical update", the highest importancy category. (The others being "recommended" and "optional updates").

 

Also, on the support website for the Carbon X1 2nd gen, the SSD firmware update is mentioned as being cricital as well.

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2018-04-09, 6:22 AM

OK.  Could there be a password on the drive that was set via the BIOS?  If yes, remove it temporarily and try again.


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Re: ThinkPad Carbon X1 2nd Gen - Unable to update SSD firmware

2018-04-09, 6:26 AM

Not that I would know of. The only password that we set in our company (on a hardware level) are BIOS passwords.

If there was a hard drive password, wouldn't I have to enter that one on every boot? I don't have to enter anything when starting up the laptop (well, except for my corporate Windows domain login).

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2018-04-09, 6:35 AM

yes.  if there were a disk pw, you would need it at every startup.  I have no other ideas.  Maybody someone else can help.


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Re: ThinkPad Carbon X1 2nd Gen - Unable to update SSD firmware

2018-04-09, 15:47 PM

This looks like the answer:

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/SSD-firmware-update-failed-on-X1-Carbon-4th-gen/td-p/4038107

 


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Re: ThinkPad Carbon X1 2nd Gen - Unable to update SSD firmware

2018-04-10, 16:09 PM

Thanks for your continued effort in trying to help me, but that doesn't work either.

 

Downloaded the SSD Firmware Update Tool for my X1 Carbon 2nd Gen manually (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/at/de/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-X1-CARBON-TYPE-20A7-20A8/20A7/downloads/DS038904)

After starting fwwinsd.exe as Administrator and selecting "Start Update", the same error as before appears.

 

Btw, is this how the window should look? The asterisk and empty "Port" is confusing me a bit.

 

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Re: ThinkPad Carbon X1 2nd Gen - Unable to update SSD firmware

2018-04-25, 6:24 AM

So I guess no one in here has got any ideas left? :(

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