The Samsung T5 Portable Solid State Drive, Samsung T7 Portable Solid State Drive and Samsung T7 Touch Portable Solid State Drive, all feature upgradeable firmware.
You can check out this tutorial at Seeking Tech to see how can update to the latest firmware versions of these SSDs.
This guide will be covering all capacity sizes of the T5, T7 and T7 Touch. The list includes the following model numbers:
Samsung T5 Portable SSD:
- 250 GB: MU-PA250B
- 500 GB: MU-PA500B
- 1 TB: MU-PA1T0B
- 2 TB: MU-PA2T0B
Samsung T7 Portable SSD:
- 500 GB: MU-PC500R, MU-PC500H and MU-PC500T
- 1 TB: MU-PC1T0R, MU-PC1T0H and MU-PC1T0T
- 2 TB: MU-PC2T0R, MU-PC2T0H and MU-PC2T0T
Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD:
- 500 GB: MU-PC500 and MU-PC500S
- 1 TB: MU-PC1T0 and MU-PC1T0S
- 2 TB: MU-PC2T0 and MU-PC2T0S
You can only update the firmware of the Samsung T5, T7 or T7 Touch Portable Solid State Drive by using the Samsung Portable SSD Software.
If you don’t have this program already installed on your Mac or Windows PC, then you can download it from the official Samsung website. After you finished downloading the file, make sure you install the Samsung Portable SSD Software on your computer.
How to update firmware for T5, T7 and T7 Touch
To update the firmware for your Samsung T5 Portable Solid State Drive, Samsung T7 Portable Solid State Drive or Samsung T7 Touch Portable Solid State Drive, you need to take the following steps:
1. Connect your solid state drive to the USB Type-A port or USB Type-C port of the computer that have the Samsung Portable SSD Software.
2. If the Samsung Portable SSD Software doesn’t automatically launch, make sure you manually open the program.
3. If you turned on the Security Mode for your T5 or T7, then you will need to input your password in order to unlock the solid state drive.
If you turned on the Security Mode for your T7 Touch, then you need to input your password and/or use your fingerprint to unlock the solid state drive.
If you can’t unlock your SSD, then you won’t be able to update its firmware. To find out how you can unlock your T5, T7 or T7 Touch without using a password or fingerprint, you can check out this tutorial.
4. You should also make sure that your SSD isn’t being used when you are updating its firmware. If your drive is copying, deleting or formatting at the same time as it is being updated, then this may cause damage to the T5, T7 or T7 Touch.
So, you should wait until your Samsung SSD finished all of its tasks before starting the update.
5. With your solid state drive unlocked, you should see the “Update” option on the lower left side of the menu in the Samsung Portable SSD Software. Select that option.
6. In the Update menu, you will see the options to update the Samsung Portable SSD Software and the solid state drive hardware. Select the option to update the software first if there is a new version available.
7. Once the Samsung Portable SSD Software has done updating, select the refresh option in the Update menu to see the latest updated firmware information for the software.
8. Once the software’s firmware is up to date, you can then update the firmware for your T5, T7 or T7 Touch in the same Update menu. During the update process, make sure you don’t disconnect the SSD from your computer as doing so may cause damage.
9. Once you installed the new firmware version of your SSD hardware, select the refresh option from the Update menu once again to view the latest updated firmware version of the hardware.
10. If you want to enable the option to automatically update to the latest available firmware version when you connect your T5, T7 or T7 Touch to your computer, you can enable that setting by turning on the “Check for Update Automatically” option located in the aforementioned Update menu.
If you are interested in knowing what the major differences are between the T5 Portable Solid State Drive, T7 Portable Solid State Drive and T7 Touch Portable Solid State Drive, then you can take a look at our comparison guide with this article.