OCZ Vertex 4, questions on updating firmware advice needed

I recently built a new pc using the vertex 4 as my bootable storage drive for common used programs and have a 1tb secondary drive for my other data and games. I believe I am running firmware 1.3 on the vertex . I have read about the performance improvements granted by updating to the latest firmware on the vertex but I am concerned about losing all my data. From what I understand a updating to 1.4 is a destructive wipe of all data , and now 1.5 is out with even better performance.. Do you guys recommend updating the firmware? If so , is it possible to move all my data to secondary disc and then move data back after udpate, if so.. how? Thank you in advance for the advice with this matter..
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  1. 1.5 is a major update for the vertex that should be done.
  2. You should do a backup, but usually data isn't destroyed with a firmware update.
    But if something goes wrong, it's always good having a backup.
  3. How would I go about updating my drive without losing all my data,settings,etc?.... Any idea on how I can transfer to secondary drive , update firmware, then transfer back ?.. I finally got my new pc build working great and am a bit scared to mess things up ..
  4. You can use Windows Backup,, if you have Win7 Home Premium, or use something like Acronis True Image/Norton Ghost.
  5. When reading about it I read that I need windows running on the other drive thenupdate ssd?
  6. mad-max79 said:
    You can use Windows Backup,, if you have Win7 Home Premium, or use something like Acronis True Image/Norton Ghost.

    ing windows 7 professional .. I made a backup to other disc but am running "create system image" now to my secondary drive ..? Im pretty confused with how to go about doing this ..
  7. You need it for the toolbox, but there is a Linux tool, which can be writen on a CD/USB Stick.
    OCZ Support
    Link to Guide
    Link to ISO
  8. mad-max79 said:

    Thank you for your help thus far.. Im reading the guides and have to admit im feeling a little overwhelmed.. Im beginning to question if its even worth going through all this trouble , I forsee a day of hairpulling and extreme frustration if I mess up the drive or lose my data...
  9. Just thought you should know there is another firmware update (1.6) in the works.
  10. JohnnyLucky said:
    Just thought you should know there is another firmware update (1.6) in the works.

    Should I wait till 1.6? Any chance that update will not require a wipe of HD?
  11. I don't know. However, with all the firmware updates I am beginning to think OCZ released the Vertex 4 ahead of schedule. I can't help but wonder whether OCZ completed validation before releasing the ssd. The first technical reviews were published at the beginning of April. Normally I recommend wating six months to see if any problems or issues arise.

    To be fair, there have not been any serious glitches, issues, or problems. The firmware updates were more like improvements. It seems to me OCZ could have waited until the ssd was fully developed.
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