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Windows 7: Boot Disks

27 Feb 2010   #1
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 
Boot Disks

I want to update the firmware on my SSD's. I have the FW updates in zipfiles on my desktop. I have active iso in my computer. How do I make boot capable cd's to flash the drives? I'm an amateur here, so take it easy, please.


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27 Feb 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Unzip download to a folder,open folder, see if there is file called makedisk.
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27 Feb 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

warning   Warning
If you have a problem with the FW update you may disable the SSD.
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27 Feb 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

spyknee,
Some company released the firmware updates. That very same company with about 100% certainty also released a document or software to apply the firmware updates.

Read the instructions VERY carefully and follow them perfectly, otherwise, the possible disabling of the SSDs could well result in you having some nice paper weights for your desk.
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27 Feb 2010   #5
madtownidiot

 

If they're working okay right now, there's no need to update them. SSD firmware is just about risky to update as flashing a BIOS, and the slightest problem can render them inoperable. I would only consider doing the update if you're having some kind of problem because you only get one chance to do it right.
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28 Feb 2010   #6
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
If they're working okay right now, there's no need to update them. SSD firmware is just about risky to update as flashing a BIOS, and the slightest problem can render them inoperable. I would only consider doing the update if you're having some kind of problem because you only get one chance to do it right.


Must install a paid for version of W7, so a sanitary erase is mandatory. The latest firmware updates add trim and garbage collection abilities, which help maintain the drives efficiency. There was a noticable drop just in the time RC1 has been installed, so........................
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