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Very nice guide!
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Sorry about the late replies, lol I was in class redface.gif
Thanks.
Hmmm, I am not sure with your drive, I will ask a friend. RAID mode is basically AHCI mode with extra support, I don't see why having the drive in RAID mode vs AHCI would make a difference, though like I said, I haven't used either of your drives.
Can't you boot the firmware from a CD?
With my Crucial M4 all I need to do is burn an .iso image of the newest firmware to a disc, put my SATA mode to IDE and boot off the disc. Then run the update, restart, switch back to RAID or AHCI and then I'm good.
Can you put the drives in your system you have atm and update them that way? Then you won't need to worry about switching the modes. Then you just make the new build and use RAID.

It looks like Corsair has a custom flash program that is meant to be used from within Windows. (http://forum.corsair.com/v3/attachment.php?attachmentid=9348&d=1317420252 for their guide). The guide doesn't explicitly state that you need to use AHCI, but for best results it is recommended. The 1.3.3 update on the other hand has the following to say, "Our latest testing is only with Intel and AMD drive controllers. The update may not work with 3rd party drive controllers. The update will not work on a controller that is in RAID mode. This applies to SATA2 and SATA3 controllers." (http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=100162). I am going to do a bit more research on what swapping controller modes does to a windows install, but your suggestion might be the cleanest, just do the flash on my current system and install as RAID on my new one.

*Update* Instead of bothering with MIR and potential headaches, I am just going to pick up a Crucial M4, thanks again Sean for the awesome guide.
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What is the latest firmware version for the Crucial M4?
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

What is the latest firmware version for the Crucial M4?

0009

link in OP

I'll just link you anyways wink.gif

http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
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*Update* Instead of bothering with MIR and potential headaches, I am just going to pick up a Crucial M4, thanks again Sean for the awesome guide.

LOL, ok, T the M4 is awesome! smile.gif
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Very nice guide!

thanks!
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never mind
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Made a video to clear things up ^_^




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0009
link in OP
I'll just link you anyways wink.gif
http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
LOL, ok, T the M4 is awesome! smile.gif
thanks!

Thanks!
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I'm still having issues deciding if I should use UEFI and GPT or MBR?

I have an asus z68 pro.
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Just read the first post and I have a question, is it necessary to use GPT with a boot drive when you have UEFI?
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Just read the first post and I have a question, is it necessary to use GPT with a boot drive when you have UEFI?

It is NOT necessary but I personally recommend you do simply because it offers a lot of advantages over the traditional MBR. And besides, GPT is the future smile.gif
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