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Install W7 on brand new samsung 830 SSD?

Last response: in Windows 7
August 31, 2012 9:10:16 PM

I've heard you're not meant to install an OS straight onto an SSD without updating the firmware first, is this true? I don't have another machine to update the firmware on it before install, so I would have to install to the HDD then onto the SSD after firmware update, is this right?
August 31, 2012 10:06:57 PM

Installing the latest firmware typically provides the stability or reliability improvements for your SSD.

That being said, you could install your OS on the SSD and then perform a firmware upgrade. The firmware upgrade for the 830 is non-destructive so you will not lose your OS/data.
a b Ô Samsung
a c 416 $ Windows 7
September 27, 2012 10:08:36 PM

You don't need to perform a firmware upgrade unless you are having issues.