I eventually gave this ASMedia card to my friend for his non-usb3 ThinkPad but let him know about the reason for the “Y” usb cable. Do I have to create a bootable USB drive or something? After update, docks will report a serial number matching the one shown below, E Mac users who cannot get access to a USB 2. Trust me, you’ll ask yourself why you didn’t try it sooner. GalaxySII , Apr 13, Issues with these older docks are more likely due to outdated USB 3.

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I used it with a “Y” usb cable, the one with the extra usb, to power up an HDD in a usb3 enclosure. James DSep 28, Issues with these older docks are more likely due to outdated USB 3. This article is no longer relevant.

ASMedia ASM 1051 USB3/SATA Controller Firmware Update

Whatever, it worked for him so he’s happy and im glad its still in use. Mac users who cannot get access to a USB 2. I’ve followed the instructions here: Its just my throw-away USB 3. Please let us know if you have questions or run into issues by posting below, or shoot an email to support plugable.

Can someone please help me? Meanwhile if I were you I would download older firmware flasher tool and tried to use it for flashing newer bin file.


I also bought this ExpressCard model as the one I currently have doesn’t have the external power port. Also, you are trying to update from a USB 2. Obvious yet funny mistake.

Updating from version f to f will 105s the unit to not be able to read any hard drive data written to by the old version without reformatting them first!

Discussion in ‘ Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades ‘ started by davidricardo86Sep 20, NOT old bin file which goes with flasher.

All units with serial numbers asmeedia with, or are expected to have firmware version f I’ve found instructions on how to do it, but everytime I do it it fails. I followed the procedure downloading the firmware tool and the firmware, unlocking it with “asmedia” as password, etc but I always get “failed” back, whatever I do.

Asmedia ASMx SATA/USB Firmware Version _00_00

I would guess that the problem is that the ExpressCard controller is not giving the USB3 enclosure enough power. Your name or email address: Please see our firmware update page here.

To be clear, this update is recommended for most users with docks beginning with serial numbersor asmeia I couldn’t figure out how to update the firmware so i gave up and used it with whatever firmware it shipped with. GalaxySIIApr 13, Thanks again tiller, rep to you sir!


USB3-SATA-U3 (ASMedia e) Firmware Update – Plugable

Do you already have an account? So the firmware update tool doesn’t work for me at all. For customers with older docks with 150x numbers beginning with an 8 or lower, these docks used a different chip set, and this update is not relevant. No, create an account now.

For customers with newer docks beginning with serial numbers or higher, this update asmedua have already been applied and should not be necessary- feel free to use the firmware check utility below to confirm, and proceed with update as needed.

Better just write it in a simple way and post screenshots of your problem. Thanks to tiller, I have solved one of my problems.

I would like to figure out 105xx I couldn’t do simple flash but everything seems to be working fine so If I never solve this second issue, I’ll live.