BIOS Versions for the Vault

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Note: The FW2B and the FW4B had an issue such that they would not work with HDMI displays with a resolution of 1440p (2560×1440). That issue has been resolved using the latest BIOS, version BSW4L009. See the table below to download the latest versions.

Note: Intel has recently announced a security vulnerability that is described at:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00233.html 

The FW1, FW2, FW4A and FW6 Vaults may be affected by this vulnerability. The FW2B and FW4B are not affected. Protectli understands the urgency of this issue and we are working with our partners to generate BIOS updates to address the issue. We will post the updated BIOS and/or timelines for updated BIOS on this page shortly.

BIOS

BIOS is the abbreviation for Basic Input Output System. It is a small program that is stored on non-volatile memory that is used to initialize the system hardware during the boot process. BIOS is installed on every system when it ships, but occasionally there are upgrades to the BIOS to address various issues. This page has a table with all of the current versions of BIOS for the Vault. BIOS can be downloaded from this table by clicking on the “Download Link” entry and used to upgrade the BIOS on the Vault.

The currently installed BIOS version can be found on the main BIOS page, as seen in the example screenshot below (circled in red):

Vault BIOS ID

BIOS Main Tab

Notes

We recommend only updating the BIOS if their is a compelling reason to do so due to the risk of possibly rendering the device inoperable. If you have any questions please reach out to support@protectli.com  before flashing the BIOS.

See this link for instructions on how to install BIOS on the Vault, or consider using the Flashli (link) script to simplify the process.

Some older versions of the FW1 and FW2 Vaults do not have a COM port.  These units are still compatible with the FW1 and FW2 BIOS listed above.

Some older versions of FW1 and FW2 Vaults do not automatically update the new Boot Order with version BTL4A012. If this occurs, follow the steps below to set the Boot Order:

  • Power off the unit
  • Reboot the unit and hit the DEL key to enter BIOS
  • Select the Boot Tab
  • Select “F3” to Load Optimized Defaults
  • Verify the proper Boot order of 1) UEFI mSATA 2) UEFI USB 3) Legacy mSATA 4) Legacy USB
  • Select “F4” to Save and Exit
  • Verify the system boots correctly

The latest FW6A/B/C BIOS update (6-210621 – YKBR6L12) has been noted to cause incompatibility with certain Samsung memory modules. Only update to the “6-210621” BIOS if you are experiencing an issue with newer(2021+) FW6A/B/C models using i210/i211 NICs or memory other than Samsung is installed.

ModelDownload LinkBIOS IDNotesRelease DateSHA 256 Hash
FW11-190708BTL4A012New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before LegacyAugust 1, 20198de83761ba635e209b6e22c8f2ede5a17ede97e568855ebcd73942ead4d37041
FW22-190708BTL4A012New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before LegacyAugust 1, 2019aeacec528502a1df887a13e7975dfe701ad525fa791c0f1a65bb9b47c18a00e3
FW4A4A190619E38L4A12New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before LegacyAugust 1, 201905452f13491ad5fd2503bfb8f1fc379c44e1d1b1149cec0c7cf789601c62aa54
FW2B2B210831BSW4L011Updated BIOS Splash ScreenAugust 31, 2021F07D788AF46CD707D20D070E4E408502F65B460F3AEFBD1C331C24185A393904
FW4B4B210831BSW4L011Updates BIOS Splash Screen, Added Support for i211 NICs August 31, 2021BC10113955C8874F4CCADF716618434362A80424BBA1936C5FA329989553130E
FW6A6-210621YKBR6L12*Please see notes above before flashing.
New Logo, Added Support for Intel i210/i211 NICs
June 30, 20213370ab6aa59460fe5ad9193cde02328fc1616f64c3ca4a1f7e34cb542ab5ae30
FW6B6-210621YKBR6L12*Please see notes above before flashing.
New Logo, Added Support for Intel i210/i211 NICs
June 30, 20213370ab6aa59460fe5ad9193cde02328fc1616f64c3ca4a1f7e34cb542ab5ae30
FW6C6-210621YKBR6L12*Please see notes above before flashing.
New Logo, Added Support for Intel i210/i211 NICs
June 30, 20213370ab6aa59460fe5ad9193cde02328fc1616f64c3ca4a1f7e34cb542ab5ae30
FW6D6D201203KBR6L 1.32Initial Released VersionDecember 3, 2020b5b40cc0b89502c305bd2c7ebe77416869b29b2cd01a897042afaf648b842ec8
FW6E6E201203KBR6L 1.32Initial Released VersionDecember 3, 2020ad3abb6a9814c56034323cb194f1f0e23c168ce01e3128b0df84e37b9121108e
VP2410V4210524GLK4L 2.60Initial Released VersionMay 24, 20212BF85D54B6C40AB2B7C1674CF629FE2EF465CC00960AF5BC8C41AFE961A606F7
RM8R8191008RM8 V1.2Initial Released VersionOctober 8, 20195dfb4a82481e58d700b24dcb2d2ef32ba178c11a962025d386203ed685cd0458

Previous Versions

ModelDownload LinkBIOS IDNotesRelease Date
FW11-181025BTL4A010Intel Spectre and Meltdown fixesOctober 25, 2018
FW22-180706BTL4A008Intel Spectre and Meltdown fixesJuly 6, 2018
FW4A4A180804E38L4A05 V1.03Intel Spectre and Meltdown fixes, COM port fixAugust 4, 2018
FW2B2B191022BSW4L009HDMI 1440p Display FixOctober 22, 2019
FW4B4B191022BSW4L009HDMI 1440p Display FixOctober 22, 2019
FW6A6-190708KBU6LA09New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before LegacyAugust 1, 2019
FW6B6-190708KBU6LA09New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before LegacyAugust 1, 2019
FW6C6-190708KBU6LA09New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before LegacyAugust 1, 2019
FW6A6-180614KBU6LA06Intel ME, Spectre and Meltdown fixesJune 14, 2018
FW6B6-180614KBU6LA06Intel ME, Spectre and Meltdown fixesJune 14, 2018
FW6C6-180614KBU6LA06Intel ME, Spectre and Meltdown fixesJune 14, 2018

As always, if there are any questions, feel free to reach out to us at: support@protectli.com 

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