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I remember updating my firmware (and I also remember never trying my SSDs in AHCI mode - they were always on IDE *not even sure if I got that down right*) one year ago. Now that I re-put together my sig rig and installed a new OS... I realized that my SSD was not in my Boot Priorities in my BIOS (But it was under the Hard Disk Drives option under the Boot tab). This is making me wonder if I needed to do a firmware update again before the OS install (since I deleted the info using Windows 7 installer).
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Updating is a good idea before OS as new firmware wipes the drive. Just like a new BIOS wipes your settings/profiles.
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Updating is a good idea before OS as new firmware wipes the drive. Just like a new BIOS wipes your settings/profiles.
I suppose it's been over a year since I've searched for new firmware...

I'll probably do it later, when I RAID 0 them with my sandy bridge future rig.
Then I'll buy a new SSD later.


Question, can you direct me to how I put my pictures/downloads/etc to my HDD? I forgot about all the nifty methods I was suppose to do with SSDs.
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Updating is a good idea before OS as new firmware wipes the drive. Just like a new BIOS wipes your settings/profiles.
Where did you hear that from? I updated firmware on my M4 with windows 7 installed on it and everything was intact after update. It is "recommended" not necessary.
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Where did you hear that from? I updated firmware on my M4 with windows 7 installed on it and everything was intact after update. It is "recommended" not necessary.
I wouldn't take the chance. I backed up my F3 drive before a firmware update and the data was still on it afterwards.

However, it's not a good thing to take chances with data.
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