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post #1 of 8
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I have 2 C300 in RAID 0.
Can I run the update while in RAID? (update both drives at once)
Will this erase my OS config on the RAID?
Any other issues or concerns b4 I perform this update?
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post #2 of 8
iirc you must break the raid to perform the update and the update will erase all data on the drive so in short, you will need to break the raid array, perform the updates on each drive individually, and then reinstall the os after setting up the raid array again
Edited by Hard Line - 5/17/11 at 7:06pm
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Thanks. I just also read you have to change from AHCI to IDE in BIOS pre update.
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Originally Posted by brewermoe View Post
Thanks. I just also read you have to change from AHCI to IDE in BIOS pre update.
That is correct. From the firmware update guide:

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  • If your RealSSD C300 drive is not recognized in Step 3 of the “Run the Firmware Update” section above, it may be necessary to run this update in IDE mode instead of AHCI mode. To do so, perform the following steps:
    • From BIOS Setup, change the SATA mode to IDE or Legacy mode or “compatibility mode.” The firmware update will not work in AHCI mode. Look for a parameter named “SATA Configuration”, or possibly “Integrated Peripherals”.
Also, you may not have to reinstall the OS depending on whether or not the firmware is destructive or simply an upgrade.
post #5 of 8
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Also, you may not have to reinstall the OS depending on whether or not the firmware is destructive or simply an upgrade.[/QUOTE]

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Simple upgrade, changed bios to IDE, unhooked all drives except 1 C300 ran bootable firmware upgrade(x2), hooked all drives back up, changed back to RAID.
Took all ab 5min!
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post #7 of 8
good to know not all firmware upgrades are destructive.
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Congrats man! Ive been dreaming for a long time now about Raid 0 SSD's

but I don't know much about them these days, im on a hardware hiatus
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