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Windows 7: OCZ Sandforce Drive Firmware Update 1.32/1.33 released

23 Mar 2011   #21
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Again, If you have another running OS drive on your system you could log into it and do the update. I logged into my Vista drive and did the update from there without any problems. Of couse the drive is seperate from the SSD drive.

Anyway good luck.
Thanks Sygnus. Unfortunately I only have a single OS installation.


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23 Mar 2011   #22
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Can this be done from a linux live disk?
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23 Mar 2011   #23
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
Can this be done from a linux live disk?
Not familiar with linux but this should answer your question - Guide OCZ-SandForce Linux based firmware update tool
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23 Mar 2011   #24
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Hello Brian,

I would recommend to create a system image first to be safe before trying it.

It says that BIOS needs to be set as AHCI to run the updater.
Thank you Shawn

Its actually my second flash now the last being to 1.29 from whatever it was when I bought the drives to enable the garbage collection.
My problem is that like others I only have one windows on my PC and when I want to flash my drives, my answer up til now, has been too remove the drive from my laptop and use that to boot my PC to windows so that I can flash my ssd's.
Not very elegant but it works Unlike my idea to try to flash the ssd's singly lol
I just had to follow you with breaking my RAID I just hope these updates are not coming tooooo often lmao

thanks for the advice
Brian
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23 Mar 2011   #25
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post

It says that BIOS needs to be set as AHCI to run the updater.
Just thought about this, but it should be set like this to use a SSD "strange" maybe some people manage to run them ok without AHCI
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23 Mar 2011   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post

It says that BIOS needs to be set as AHCI to run the updater.
Just thought about this, but it should be set like this to use a SSD "strange" maybe some people manage to run them ok without AHCI
Sure you can run a SSD with the BIOS set to AHCI, IDE, or RAID. I just meant that the OCZ program said that the BIOS needed to be set to AHCI instead. That's all.
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23 Mar 2011   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post


Hello Brian,

I would recommend to create a system image first to be safe before trying it.

It says that BIOS needs to be set as AHCI to run the updater.
Thank you Shawn

Its actually my second flash now the last being to 1.29 from whatever it was when I bought the drives to enable the garbage collection.
My problem is that like others I only have one windows on my PC and when I want to flash my drives, my answer up til now, has been too remove the drive from my laptop and use that to boot my PC to windows so that I can flash my ssd's.
Not very elegant but it works Unlike my idea to try to flash the ssd's singly lol
I just had to follow you with breaking my RAID I just hope these updates are not coming tooooo often lmao

thanks for the advice
Brian
LOL, you got that right. It's no small workaround.
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23 Mar 2011   #28
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I know they said you can't do it, but I am hard headed. I downloaded the standalone version and updated to the 1.32 version from within windows installed on the vertex2. As easy as it could possibly be.
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23 Mar 2011   #29
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't think they say you can't do it within Windows with the standalone, but rather that you shouldn't if possible.

But there's quite a few like you saying doing it with the standalone in Windows worked with no problems with this update version.

I've done it that way in the past with no problem, and then with another update had a freeze with it. Some get BSOD's, others no problem. Hit and miss, but this update's looking good for the most part.
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23 Mar 2011   #30
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Maybe I got confused. One of the links you posted was the standalone version and it was talking about downloading it from a usb stick. The part that I didn't understand is they said it would work on an X64 version but you couldn't do it from a X64 Install disk, you had to do it from an X86 install disk. I have an X86 install disk, but like I said, I'm hardheaded. And yes, it gets me into trouble quite often.
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