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

22 Mar 2011   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
OCZ Sandforce Drive Firmware Update 1.32/1.33 released

Firmware 1.32 for OCZ Sandforce drives, ( Vertex 2, Vertex LE, Agility 2) is available.


If you want to see what firmware you're currently running on, go to Device Manager and follow to here:

OCZ Sandforce Drive Firmware Update 1.32/1.33 released-capture2.jpg


Changelog is here: Release Notes

Quite extensive changelog this time around. Looks like it's worth updating to. If you update, read all the instructions and warnings.

This is the OCZ toolbox update.
OCZ Technology

There's also a standalone.
Guide Sandforce Firmware update 1.32 for OS/System drives

General Discussion Firmware 1.32 Released at OCZ.com




April 20, 2011

Firmware 1.33 released.

Release Notes

Newest toolbox version from download link above - 2.36

Updated from my other non system Win 7 drive. Went just fine.




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22 Mar 2011   #2
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you sir!

Have you done your update yet? Thoughts?

Thanks.
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22 Mar 2011   #3
TCG

 
 

Thanks for the heads up! I'd be interested to know how your upgrade went.
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22 Mar 2011   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, I did mine with the toolbox, from my other Win 7 image on another drive. Went just fine. I use the Intel RST 9 series drivers on that image. And the 10 series on my main system drive.

But I've read that those using the Intel RST 10 series drivers can run the toolbox in XP compatibility mode, and it picks up the drive.
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22 Mar 2011   #5
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
But I've read that those using the Intel RST 10 series drivers can run the toolbox in XP compatibility mode, and it picks up the drive.
Good tip. I have the RST drivers on my Win 7 drive, 9 series on my Vista drive so I'll just log into it and do the update from there.

And thanks for the feedback. Notice any performance increase BTW?
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22 Mar 2011   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

"Notice any performance increase BTW?"

No, but I wiped my drive back to factory speeds with HDDerase and restored a complete image, so I wouldn't be able to tell you.

I think if you read the thread at OCZ I posted in the first post at the bottom, some are saying it has a bit of an increase in performance/speed.
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22 Mar 2011   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah I just finished reading through the whole thread and some have mentioned slight speed increases. I'm going to update mine as soon as I boot into my Vista drive.

Thanks.
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22 Mar 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, it would not work with the SSDs while still in RAID-0 as expected, so I had to create a system image backup, delete the RAID-0, run the OCZ standalone EXE in a command prompt at boot to flash the SSD's, restore the RAID-0, then do a system image recovery.

So far I haven't noticed any difference either.
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23 Mar 2011   #9
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I just finished my update. All went well though I'm still in Vista as I've got quite a few updates. Anyway I'll check the performance later.

As as side note man I forgot how slow, and loud my Vista drive is. Still using a spinner for it
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23 Mar 2011   #10
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Well, it would not work with the SSDs while still in RAID-0 as expected, so I had to create a system image backup, delete the RAID-0, run the OCZ standalone EXE in a command prompt at boot to flash the SSD's, restore the RAID-0, then do a system image recovery.

So far I haven't noticed any difference either.
I also use mine in RAID 0 and it is putting me off the update, but thinking aloud do I really need to break the RAID?
If I was to disconnect the RAID disks boot up with another disc and then connect the RAID discs individually and flash them before putting everything back as it was to start with, this should work or?? as the discs do not need to be formatted to flash
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