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OCZ Vertex Flashing

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January 5, 2010 8:32:36 PM

If I'm going to flash my 60GB OCZ Vertex from Firmware 1.1 to 1.3, what is the chance of losing data or the drive being bricked?

Also, since I do run the drive as the OS Drive, will Windows have any problem of the Drive changing Firmware, such as not booting or asking to be reinstalled?

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a b G Storage
January 5, 2010 9:26:09 PM

You might want to check the OCZ support forums to find out if the firmware update is destructive. Some firmware updates for other SSD's are destructive.
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a c 115 G Storage
January 6, 2010 12:07:52 AM

It was my understanding that firmware updates wiped the drive.
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January 9, 2010 1:48:17 PM

Well, didn't.

I went from 1.10 (1370) to 1.30, then 1.40, then 1.41 and never lost any data.

I also ran the garbage collection tools and my maximum thoroughput went from 180MB/s to 225MB/s and the minimum went up from 55MB/s to over 80MB/s. The average went up from 110MB/s to over 160MB/s.

The only downside were that FSX and PowerProducer sensed hardware changes and asked me to re-activate them. (No problem, I keep the passwords.) iTunes also asked me to locate my iTunes library. After bootup to 1.3 Vista said it was installing a device driver, but it didn't for 1.4 or 1.41.

So the whole thing went very well!

I'm pretty sure that only upgrading to 1.10 from an earlier firmware (e.g. 1275) would wipe the entire drive.
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