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Summary of changes for the hard drive firmware update utility (Bootable CD ISO) - ThinkPad

Summary of changes

FWHD56 New drive firmwares (May 20, 2008)

HGST

  • IC25N0xxATCS05 A6BA

FWHD55 New drive firmwares (Sep 22, 2008)

HGST

  • IC25N0xxATCS05 A6BA

FWHD54 New drive firmwares (Sep 22, 2008)

HGST

  • IC25N0xxATMR04 ADGA

FWHD53 New drive firmwares (Aug 06, 2008)
Fujitsu

  • MHV2xxxAH 00D8
  • MHV2xxxAH PL 00E3
  • MHV2xxxAT 00E3

FWHD52 New drive firmwares (Jun 12, 2008)
Hitachi

  • HTS5480xxM9AT00 A5PA
  • HTS7260xxM9AT00 A6KA
  • HTS4240xxM9AT00 A77A

Toshiba

  • MK4019GAX FAxx5B
  • MK6021GAS GAxx5E

Fujitsu

  • MHT2xxxAH 8473
  • MHV2xxxAH 00D7
  • MHV2xxxAH PL 00E2
  • MHV2xxxAT 00E2

FWHD51 New drive firmwares (Mar 07, 2008)
Hitachi

  • HTS4212xxH9AT00 A72S
  • HTS5410xxG9AT00 A6CA
  • HTS5416xxJ9AT00 A79H
  • HTS7210xxG9AT00 A5DA

FWHD50 New drive firmwares (Jan 21, 2008)
Fujitsu

  • MHR2xxxAT 60BC
  • MHS2xxxAT 8206
  • MHT2xxxAT 84A3/8433

FWHD49 New drive firmwares (Oct 2, 2007)
Toshiba

  • MKxx32GAX ABxx4E
  • MK4026GAX PA108E

FWHD48 New drive firmwares (June 21, 2007)
Hitachi

  • HTS4212xxH9AT00 A71S
  • HTS7210xxG9AT00 A5CA

FWHD47 New drive firmwares (May 2, 2007)
Hitachi

  • HTC4260xxG7AT00 (Firmware A0L2)
  • HTC4260xxG9AT00 (Firmware A0L2)

FWHD46 Fix firmware (Feb 15, 2007)

  • (Fix) FWHD45 will fail to update HTS4212xxH9AT00 drive firmware.

FWHD45 New drive firmwares (Nov 6, 2006)

  • Hitachi
    • HTC4260xxG7AT00 (Firmware A0L0)
    • HTC4260xxG9AT00 (Firmware A0L0)
  • Toshiba MKxx32GAX (Firmware ABxx3E)

FWHD44 New drive firmwares (July 4, 2006)

  • HGST HTS4212xxH9AT00 (Firmware A70S)
  • Toshiba MKxx32GAX (Firmware ABxx2E)
FWHD43 New drive firmwares (Jun. 19, 2006)
  • Seagate
    • ST980825A (Firmware 3.07)
    • ST910021A (Firmware 3.07)

Note: Seagate firmware update program will take about 2 minutes to complete.

FWHD42 New drive firmwares (Mar. 27, 2006)

  • Hitachi
    • HTC4260xxG7AT00 (Firmware A0B5)
    • TC4260xxG9AT00 (Firmware A0B5)

FWHD41
New drive firmwares (Jan. 20, 2006)
  • Hitachi
    • HTS7210xxG9AT00 (Firmware A51A)


Release FWHD40
Initial Release (Dec. 6, 2005)
This release is based on the previously released packages in diskette image forms. The firmwares are the same, however some of older Hard Drive firmwares are not included. The compilation differs from the diskette image forms. A link to the diskette version of the firmware update is provided below.

Supported hard drives
ManufacturerModelFirmware
IBM/HitachiDARAA55A
DARA-210ABBA
DJSA-220AC6A
DJSA-232AD2A
IC25N0xxATDA04A76A
IC25T048ATDA05A76A
IC25N0xxATCS04A71A
IC25T060ATCS05A71A
IC25N040ATCS05A69A
IC25N0xxATMR04ADGA
HitachiDK1xFA-xA0B7
DK2x7A-x 
DK2x8A-x 
DK2x9A-x 
DK23AA-xA0B9
DK23BA-xA0B6
DK23CA-xA0B5
DK23DA-xA0B6
DK23EA-xA0B6
DK23FB-xA0B1
HGSTIC25N0xxATMR04ADEA
IC25N0xxATCS05A6BA
IC25N0xxATCS04A7TA
IC25T060ATCS05A7TA
HTC4260xxG7AT00A0L2
HTC4260xxG9AT00A0L2
HTS7210xxG9AT00A51A
HTS4212xxH9AT00 
HTS4240xxM9AT00A75A
HTS5410xxG9AT00A60A
HTS5480xxM9AT00A5HA
HTS7260xxM9AT00A6GA
ToshibaMKx09MAT 
MKx19GAXFA004B
MKx26GAXPA107E
 MKxx32GAXABxx3E
FujitsuMHN2xAT785B
MHR2xAT60BB
MHT2020AT/30AT84A1
MHT2040AT/60AT/80AT8431
MHT2xxxAH8471
MHR2xxxAT60BC
MHS2xxxAT8206
MHT2xxxAT84A3/8433
MHV2xxxAH00D8
MHV2xxxAH PL00E3
MHV2xxxAT00E3
SeagateST910021A3.07
ST980825A3.07

Notes:

  • The above information does not mean that any ThinkPad supports all of the hard drives listed.
  • x indicates any character(s)
Affected configurations
The following systems are supported:
  • ThinkPad A20m, A20p, A21e, A21m, A21p, A22e, A22m, A22p, i1800
  • ThinkPad A30, A30p, A31, A31p
  • ThinkPad G40, G41
  • ThinkPad R40, R40e
  • ThinkPad R50, R50p, R51, R52
  • ThinkPad T20, T21, T22, T23
  • ThinkPad T30
  • ThinkPad T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p
  • ThinkPad X20, X21, X22, X23
  • ThinkPad X30, X31, X32
  • ThinkPad X40, X41, X41 Tablet
Solution

Click here to download the latest Hard drive firmware update utility.
This upgrade utility does not support some older models instead the diskette version must be used, click here to download the bootable diskette format of this firmware update.