Hard drive firmware update (Bootable diskettes) - ThinkPad General
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(Disk 2 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3402.exe
713.3 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 9 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3409.exe
779.23 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
README for 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd34en.txt
9.42 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 14 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3414.exe
973.29 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 10 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3410.exe
571.9 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 7 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3407.exe
776.81 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 13 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3413.exe
536.25 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 6 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3406.exe
909.55 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 16 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3416.exe
1.13 MB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 5 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3405.exe
599.05 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 12 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3412.exe
669 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 4 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3404.exe
512.32 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 18 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3418.exe
868.3 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 11 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3411.exe
803 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 1 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3401.exe
615.25 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 15 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3415.exe
1.05 MB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 8 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3408.exe
920.26 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 17 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3417.exe
765.33 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
(Disk 3 of 18) 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive Firmware Update Utility
fwhd3403.exe
669.66 KB
Release 11 13 Oct 2005
Create a bootable diskette with this package.
This utility, on the bootable diskette, will then examine your system, detect all hard drives installed, and check the firmware revision of the drives. If required, it will prompt you to run the appropriate firmware update program for your drive.

Don't have a floppy drive?
Hard drive firmware update utility in ISO format

This firmware package is supported on the following systems:
- ThinkPad 365X
- ThinkPad 380, 380E, 380X, 380Z, 385
- ThinkPad 560, 560E, 560X, 560Z
- ThinkPad 570, 570E
- ThinkPad 600, 600E, 600X
- ThinkPad 760E, 760XD, 765XD, 765D, 765L
- ThinkPad 770, 770E, 770ED, 770X, 770Z
- ThinkPad A20m, A20p, A21e, A21m, A21p, A22e, A22m, A22p, A30, A30p, A31, A31p
- ThinkPad R50, R50e, R50p, R51, R52
- ThinkPad T20, T21, T22, T23, T30
- ThinkPad T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p
- ThinkPad X30, X31
- ThinkPad i Series 1157, 1800

Note: This utility only supports IBM or Lenovo options.
Additional information

Click here for instructions and limitations on downloading and creating this diskette.

If you do not have a floppy disk drive, create a bootable CD instead

Bootable CD ISO format of the hard drive firmware update utility

Contents
Summary of changes
Supported hard drives
Installation instructions

Summary of changes
Release 11
Newly added
  • Version A60A for HTS5410xxG9AT00 (HGST)

Click here for a complete list of released versions of this firmware utility.


Supported hard drives
This firmware package updates the following hard drives:

ModelDiskette file name
DKLAFWHD3401
DADAFWHD3401
DBCAFWHD3401
DCXAFWHD3401
DCYAFWHD3401
DARAFWHD3402
DJSA-210FWHD3403
DJSA-220FWHD3403
DJSA-232FWHD3403
IC25x0xxATDA0xFWHD3404
IC25x0xxATCS0xFWHD3405
DK237AFWHD3406
DK227AFWHD3406
DK228AFWHD3406
DK229AFWHD3407
DK239AFWHD3407
DK23AAFWHD3408
DK23BAFWHD3408
DK23CAFWHD3409
DK23DAFWHD3410
DK23EAFWHD3411
DK23FBFWHD3411
IC25NxxxATMR04-0FWHD3412
HTS5480xxM9AT00FWHD3413
HTS726060M9AT00FWHD3413
HTS4240xxM9AT00FWHD3414
HTS5410xxG9AT00FWHD3414
MK4309MATFWHD3415
MK4019GAXFWHD3415
MK4026GAXFWHD3416
MHN2xx0ATFWHD3417
MHR2xxxATFWHD3417
MHT2020ATFWHD3417
MHT2030ATFWHD3417
MHT2040ATFWHD3418
MHT2060ATFWHD3418
MHT2080ATFWHD3418
MHT2xxxAHFWHD3418


Notes
:

  • Relation of hard drive models and diskette names may vary in every release.
  • x or xx indicates any character(s)
  • * at beginning of line indicates new entry from last release
  • A previous model naming convention is DKLA-2nnnn...(n indicates numeric)
  • A Hitachi model naming convention is DK2nnNN-nn (nn indicates 1 to 2 digit numeric and N indicates 1 to 2 digit alphabetic)

Installation instructions
Notes:
  • This utility is a bootable diskette based program, so you need to prepare a Floppy Diskette Drive (FDD) for your ThinkPad system. Please consult with documentation accompanied with your ThinkPad system. If you encounter a problem attaching a FDD to your ThinkPad, please call your local Support Center.
  • Any hard drive password must be removed prior to running this utility.
  • Each diskette is bootable and is made to automatically start the firmware update utility which inspects your hard drive and indicates the correct diskette file (FWHDnnnn) to boot with.
  • Each diskette contains several executable files other than FW.EXE. Do not run these programs. Running these programs could ruin your hard drive.
  • The firmware update utility cannot identify a hard drive in the docking station with the exception of the 570 UltraBase. Remove the drive from the docking station, and install it in a device bay of your ThinkPad system and then boot to the firmware update diskette. If you encounter a problem installing the hard drive into your ThinkPad, please contact your local Support Center.
  1. Close all open applications
  2. Click the FWHD3401.EXE link to download the file from the Web page.
  3. When prompted, save the downloaded file to c:\.
  4. Run the file you downloaded to create the first bootable diskette.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to create the diskette.
  6. When the diskette has been created, place the diskette in the floppy disk drive of the ThinkPad system that has the hard drive to be updated.
  7. Boot the system from the diskette. The firmware update utility will show all of the hard drives that are detected. They will be listed in the upper area of the Main Menu.
    • A blinking mark to the left of the drive listed indicates that an update is required.
    • No blinking mark to the left of the drive listed indicates that the hard drive has latest firmware and there is no need to update, or the firmware update is not for your drive.
    • If an update is available for your drive, it may not be present on the FWHD3x01.EXE diskette. If this is the case, the diskette name that contains the firmware will be displayed. Download that diskette and go through these steps again replacing the FWHD3x01 with the diskette name displayed on the screen.
  8. Follow the instructions on the screen to update the firmware.

    Attention: Do not power off the ThinkPad system during the firmware update process, or your hard drive may not be usable anymore.

  9. When the installation is complete, remove the firmware update diskette from the floppy disk drive and power off your ThinkPad system.
    Note: Do not restart the ThinkPad system using the Ctrl-Alt-Delete keys.


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2. Product usage and general troubleshooting tips
3. Lenovo Support Forum
4. Technical Support Call Centre

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Document ID : DS013951
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-41008
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