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Lenovo SSD Firmware Update Tool - 10 [64] version 40 Fails to update and continues to notify.

2020-12-08, 9:43 AM

Today I ran the "Lenovo SSD Firmware Update Tool - 10 [64] - 40" through Lenovo Vantage. After the shutdown, the Vantage still say the FW needs to updated. Then I tried to update via the Lenovo support site and downloaded the update from there. No, same thing. I discovered something else, and that is that Speccy from Piriform and Disksmartview from Nirsoft says that the drive does not support S.M.A.R.T.

Does anyone have come across the same problem, and maybe have a possible solution?

Lenovo:

This update is stated as critical. This is my feedback about the update, and an answer with possible solution, faulty update package or if I should do something is highly appreciated.

 

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Re:Lenovo SSD Firmware Update Tool - 10 [64] version 40 Fails to update and continues to notify.

2020-12-08, 11:31 AM

I experienced exactly the same today. Tried different ways to update the SSD firmware ("critical update"): each of the firmware updates claimed to have finished successfully, but after a reboot and a rescan the SSD firmware update is suggested again. When repeating the update, the firmware version found is always the old one.

Sorry, I have no solution either. Looks like a bug in the update tool for me.

 

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Re:Lenovo SSD Firmware Update Tool - 10 [64] version 40 Fails to update and continues to notify.

2020-12-08, 11:36 AM
Have you checked if you can get S.M.A.R.T.-data from your drive? Anyway, thanks for you reply! Good to know that I'm not the only one. :-)
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Re:Lenovo SSD Firmware Update Tool - 10 [64] version 40 Fails to update and continues to notify.

2020-12-08, 12:42 PM

Yes, I can get S.M.A.R.T. data with CrystalDiskInfo, and they are fine. (The detected firmware version is the old one, the version before the firmware update.)

 

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Re:Lenovo SSD Firmware Update Tool - 10 [64] version 40 Fails to update and continues to notify.

2020-12-08, 12:51 PM

Ok. Thanks again for replys.
Good info by the way. I'll post news if I find any.

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Re:Lenovo SSD Firmware Update Tool - 10 [64] version 40 Fails to update and continues to notify.

2020-12-08, 14:11 PM

If CrystalDiskInfo shows the detected firmware version is the "old one", then the Firmware Update tool never updated the firmware on the drives officially.  

 

What system are you using (i.e., P520, P720, P920, P620, etc)?

 

What drives do you have installed in your system? 

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Re:Lenovo SSD Firmware Update Tool - 10 [64] version 40 Fails to update and continues to notify.

2020-12-08, 14:15 PM
Here: Series: P320, Model: 30BH, Drive: Samsung MZVPW256HEGL.
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Re:Lenovo SSD Firmware Update Tool - 10 [64] version 40 Fails to update and continues to notify.

2020-12-08, 19:52 PM

This is what I suspect: That the firmware update tool just doesn't update, although it tells you so.

My system is a ThinkStation P320.

Installed drives: 1x SAMSUNG MZVPW256HEGL-000L7 / 1x ST1000DM003-1SB102

 

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Re:Lenovo SSD Firmware Update Tool - 10 [64] version 40 Fails to update and continues to notify.

2020-12-21, 10:01 AM

If you understand German: I have found a similar case here:

https://thinkpad-forum.de/threads/225404-Lenovo-NVMe-Solid-State-Drive-Firmware-Update-ohne-Funktion

But there has not been a solution, either.

 

In the meantime (and after another couple of unsuccessful tries) I have contacted Lenovo support. I will report if they have a solution.

 

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Re:Lenovo SSD Firmware Update Tool - 10 [64] version 40 Fails to update and continues to notify.

2020-12-21, 10:45 AM

Thanks for the update! I have not worked any more on this one, since I'm loaded with other work.
It seems that we have the same system and drive, no wonder we have the same problem. Strange there wasn't any more replies from Lenovo staff after they asked for system details...

 

Anyway, Merry christmas! :-)

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