I'm trying to update the firmware on my Sandisk 120 GB Extreme SSD (model SDSSDX120GG25) and having some issues. Relevant information: PC: Alienware M11x R2 (no optical drive) SSD: Sandisk 120 GB Extreme SSD / model SDSSDX120GG25 on firmware R112 I downloaded and installed Sandisk's SSD Toolkit software (available here), used the firmware updater tool in the software to create a bootable USB drive with the new firmware on it, boot off of thumb drive and get the following message on my laptop: The ISOs are available here for you to burn to a disc too, but I don't have an optical drive on this laptop. I've tried searching on Google and here on [H] for other people who've had this issue and am not finding anything specific to my issue. But from what I've found, this update tool is using an old Linux kernel or something and the boot disk is setup to boot like a floppy disc, which (obviously) isn't supported by this Linux kernel. I'm not a Linux guru by any means and have no idea what I need to do in order to make this drive bootable. So any help is appreciated! PS. Just for anyone curious as to why I want to update the firmware, it's because this drive really seems to run and bench considerably slower than it should. So I'm hoping a firmware update will alleviate that a bit. Here's what I'm seeing on this drive that should be getting 500+MB/s read/write: If you have any other theories or tips to fix its bad performance, I'm all ears! I have confirmed that TRIM is enabled in the command prompt and the SATA operation mode is in AHCI in the BIOS. Thanks!