How to choose the BMW ICOM HDD for BMW ICOM A2+B+C

There are several BMW ICOM software HDD available in Which one should you choose to match with your BMW ICOM A2+B+C diagnostic and programming tool hardware (if you get the ICOM hardware without software or you need to update your ICOM software HDD)?
BMW ICOM software external hdd
Here is the BMW ICOM software HDD list:

Item No: SS130 series
2014 ICOM ISTA-D 3.42.40 ISTA-P52.2002 Software HDD FOR BMW with Engineers Programming software

BMW ICOM HDD with item number SS130 series are 2014 normal/common versions with engineering and developing software (INPA, EDIABAS, WinKFP etc). Software with these item numbers should be applied to BMW ICOM hardware item number SP168-B, SP168-BA, SP101-B.

For example, Item No SS130-12 and SS130-12SP is the December, 2014 (2014.12) version ICOM HDD. The different is that SS130-12 supports English, German, Chinese, Korean and Russian while SS130-SP covers more languages.
There are still other ss130 series ICOM software HDD, please check our webpage.

Item No: SS147
Super ICOM V2015.03 Version Software for BMW ICOM/ICOM A2
SS147 software HDD is the newest version 2015.03 HDD. It can be update online by yourself which means you DO NOT need to buy the new version ICOM software to run an upgrade. 2015.03 BMW ICOM hdd has no laptop brand limitation as well. But it has requirement for the hardware configuration of laptop.

SS147 has a sold state disk which performs better than the previous versions of bmw icom software on many aspects, like faster read/write, low consumption, no noise, wide working spectrum, shockproof and light, and with better quality.

Item No: SS164
2014.06 Version ISTA-D 3.42 ISTA-P 2.52.3 External HDD with USB dongle

2014.06 ICOM HDD only works with BMW ICOM SP101-B and SP168-B. It’s an external HDD, so it also has no requirement for the laptop brand. But your laptop must be better quality since you need to install the software on virtual machine.

Item No SS151 series:
2015 ICOM ISTA-D 3.46.30 ISTA-P for BMW Win8 System

Item SS151-1, SS151-1S are the 2015.01 version HDD, the different is the language. SS151-1 supports Chinese, English, German and Russian while SS151-FR covers more language including   Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Greek, Swedish, Japanese and Thai.

Item No SS151-A1, SS151-A1S are the perfect version 2015.01 version HDD with solid state disk with 256 GB SSD support Win 8. The difference between them is the language.
Item SS151-2 is the 2015.02 version BMW ICOM ISTA-D 3.48.20 ISTA-P Win8 System 500GB New HDD without USB Dongle support Multi-Languages

Item SS151-3 is the 2015.03 version BMW ICOM ISTA-D 3.48.20 ISTA-P Win8 System 500GB New HDD without USB Dongle support Multi-Languages.