Quote: Originally Posted by Alexander Moore
Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost
OCZ has a bootable Linux disc on their website that allows you do update the firmware of an SSD that has Windows installed on it. OCZ Technology
It's called the Linux-based tool near the bottom.
"Updating the firmware from the toolbox is not supported when Windows is running off the drive you are trying to update. -Toolbox will not update a primary system drive (e.g. drive letter "C:"). You must run Windows from another drive and then update your SSD using Toolbox.
Explain that? Does this warning only apply to the first option?
OCZ doesn't permit updating the firmware of the Windows boot drive using their Windows utility. I suppose that you could install WIndows to another drive and do it from there, but I'm not clear on what must be done to have two bootable drives connected to the same PC.
I've used their Linux utility from a USB flash drive. I don't recall which Linux distro I ended up using (it wasn't Ubuntu). It was a little awkward, as I haven't used Unix regularly since 1993, but I eventually succeeded. If they now offer a complete package to make bootable media (USB flash drive or CD), that'd be easier.
For comparison: Corsair makes drives (Force 3, Force GT) that use the same Sandforce controller. Corsair allows their update utility to be launched from Windows from the drive that it being updated. I used it yesterday (6/13). Worked. Maybe OCZ is erring too much on the side of safety.