How to Update Firmware for Dane Elec So Easy External Hard Drive
If you own a Dane Elec So Easy external hard drive, you may want to update its firmware to improve its performance and compatibility. Firmware is the software that controls the hardware functions of your device. Updating firmware can fix bugs, add new features, or enhance security.
However, updating firmware can also be risky if not done properly. You may lose your data or damage your device if you encounter power failure, interruption, or incorrect installation. Therefore, you should always backup your data before updating firmware and follow the instructions carefully.
In this article, we will show you how to update firmware for Dane Elec So Easy external hard drive in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Check Your Current Firmware Version
Before updating firmware, you need to check your current firmware version to see if you need an update or not. To do this, follow these steps:
Connect your Dane Elec So Easy external hard drive to your computer via USB cable.
Open My Computer or This PC and locate your external hard drive.
Right-click on your external hard drive and select Properties.
Click on the Hardware tab and select your external hard drive from the list of devices.
Click on the Properties button and then on the Details tab.
Select Firmware Revision from the drop-down menu and note down the value.
This is your current firmware version. Compare it with the latest firmware version available on the Dane Elec website. If your firmware version is lower than the latest one, you need an update. If not, you can skip the update.
Step 2: Download the Latest Firmware File
If you need an update, you need to download the latest firmware file from the Dane Elec website. To do this, follow these steps:
Go to https://www.dane-elec.fr/en/support/external-hard-drives/so-easy.html and select your model of external hard drive from the list.
Click on the Download button next to Firmware Update and save the file to your computer.
Unzip the file and extract its contents to a folder on your computer.
You should see a file named FWUpdate.exe and a folder named FW in the extracted folder. These are the files you need for updating firmware.
Step 3: Run the Firmware Update Tool
Now that you have downloaded and extracted the latest firmware file, you need to run the firmware update tool to install it on your external hard drive. To do this, follow these steps:
Make sure your Dane Elec So Easy external hard drive is connected to your computer via USB cable and has enough power.
Close any programs or windows that are accessing your external hard drive.
Open the folder where you extracted the firmware file and double-click on FWUpdate.exe to launch the firmware update tool.
Select your external hard drive from the list of devices and click on Start.
The tool will scan your external hard drive and display its current firmware version and the new firmware version. Click on OK to confirm the update.
The tool will start updating firmware for your external hard drive. Do not disconnect, turn off, or interrupt your device during this process. Wait until the tool shows a message that says "Update Completed".
Click on Exit to close the tool and restart your computer.
Congratulations! You have successfully updated firmware for your Dane Elec So Easy external hard drive. You can now enjoy its improved performance and compatibility.
Tips and Warnings
Backup your data before updating firmware as a precautionary measure.
Do not update firmware if you do not need it or if you are not sure about it.
Do not use any other firmware file or tool than the ones provided by Dane Elec.
Do not disconnect, turn off, or interrupt your device during the update process.
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