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Windows 7: SSD Issues

14 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
SSD Issues

Just received a new OCZ Agility 3 SSD and are having some issues. I've installed the drive and formatted it, I have also tried to update to firmware on it countless times all of which have resulted in 'Firmware Download Failed'. The drives also seems to be disappearing occasionally and requires a restart before it appears again. I want to update the firmware before I clone my old HDD to it. I've tried to do it in safe mode with networking but it hasn't helped. Any help would be appreciated.


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14 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

You may find the OCZ forums helpful. With the firmware update there is usually a guide about how to do it. there may be something in there that will help. I haven't updated my Vertex2 in so long I don't remember, but as I recall, the problem may be that there is a partition on the drive.
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14 Jun 2012   #3

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
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Make sure you are running your disks in ACHI mode. That might help.
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14 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1

Also, make sure you are using the MS Ahci driver. My Crucial M4 gives me trouble if I use the AMD Sata Controller driver instead of the MS Ahci driver.
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14 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

You should be able to update the firmware with their toolbox. It cannot be the primary drive (C), they recommend the MSAHCI drivers. They also have a Linux tool that will help update the firmware. If you haven't already done so, install the OCZ toolbox on your current C drive and try it that way. You will have to have an internet connection.
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