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July 20, 2012 10:13:47 PM

Im confused about how to approach updating my SSD with windows 7 installed on it, the SSD is an ocz agility 3 60GB in AHCI mode.

I didn't update the firmware on it before installing windows on it, I still have my 500GB barracuda hard drive with windows installed still but not connected as I just finished installing all the necessary updates and drivers on the SSD

Could I boot from the hard drive first then download the firmware, install it to the SSD then ill be set? Not sure if it can cause problems..

How should I approach this?

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July 20, 2012 10:36:49 PM

You use the Linux bootable tools method.

You download an .iso file and burn it to a CD.
You then go into your BIOS, change your 1st boot device to your CD/DVD drive, and boot into Linux.
You then double-click an icon that says "Update firmware".

Here's the link to step-by-step instuctions: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?...!-Bootable-tools-for-OCZ-SSD-s
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July 20, 2012 10:42:45 PM

pablo3264 said:
Could I boot from the hard drive first then download the firmware, install it to the SSD then ill be set? Not sure if it can cause problems..


Yes, you can boot from your hard drive, download the OCZ Toolbox on it, and then update the firmware on your SSD.

With the Linux method you don't have to open your pc.
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July 21, 2012 2:36:13 AM

Dereck47 said:
Yes, you can boot from your hard drive, download the OCZ Toolbox on it, and then update the firmware on your SSD.

With the Linux method you don't have to open your pc.


So the linux method as you said will work with windows already installed on the ssd?
Also it wont delete anything while I update the firmware right?
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July 21, 2012 3:35:39 AM

pablo3264 said:
So the linux method as you said will work with windows already installed on the ssd?


Correct.

Also it wont delete anything while I update the firmware right? said:
Also it wont delete anything while I update the firmware right?


It shouldn't, but should always backup any important files to be on the safe side.
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