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post #11 of 22
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Hi Sean,
There's something I don't completely understand with this and I'd like to clear it up before going into my first build incorporating an SSD.

In this post the sequence you have listed seems to recommend building a system with only the SSD connected, then updating firmware BEFORE installing Windows. I'm not sure how to go about this; I thought firmware had to be updated from within Windows environment.

Please help me out, I'm only new at this SSD stuff and I am trying to put enough research in to everything now (before parts arrive) that everything should go together smoothly.

Thanks,
Sam
  1. Take the SSD, plug it in your current system and update the firmware.
  2. Build PC. (Possibly update BIOS too)
  3. Plug in only SSD.
  4. Install Windows to the SSD.
  5. Follow post #3 of the guide if you wish.

Also, firmware updates can be flashed out side of the Windows environment. Companies have Linux live CDs and bootable DOS apps to update the drive. And the firmware should be the newest when received. Especially if you get the Samsung 830.
post #12 of 22
Thanks. I have one more question - I could never get my current rig to run in AHCI mode despite several tries, so it's in IDE.

Will this impact my ability to update an SSD in this system?
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post #13 of 22
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Thanks. I have one more question - I could never get my current rig to run in AHCI mode despite several tries, so it's in IDE.

Will this impact my ability to update an SSD in this system?
You currently have slower performance and no TRIM support. TRIM works.
post #14 of 22
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You currently have slower performance and no TRIM support.

I learned something today smile.gif

Always assumed TRIM was an acronym and I never actually knew what it did. Just read up on it and yes, it's definitely a bonus.


However, what I was more asking with my previous post is whether an SSD will even work in IDE mode if I plug it in to this system (sig rig) running on IDE? Unless I just create a bootable USB and do it that way in the new system prior to installing Win7. Or instal Win7 on the existing firmware then update it, if there's no problems associated with that.

Which is my best option?

1. attempt it in my sig rig
2. bootable USB before OS install
3. just do it once Windows is installed
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post #15 of 22
Hello, I just got myself a 3TB Western Digital Caviar Green and I would like to test it to know if everything is normal. May I ask what I could do to really test the hard drive? Right now, I'm moving files in and out filling the drive. Thank you!
post #16 of 22

Hey folks. I just got a Corsair GT 60 GB SSD from a friend but I am lost on which firmware to install on it?

 

Can someone help me with this?

 

Thank you.

post #17 of 22
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Hey folks. I just got a Corsair GT 60 GB SSD from a friend but I am lost on which firmware to install on it?

Can someone help me with this?

Thank you.
http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=110257
post #18 of 22
Thanks Sean.

Lol the Corsair GT I had was firmware like 1.1 something.

Now I am up to date with 5.03.
post #19 of 22
i have two m4's. one is a 64gig for os and the 128 is for my games. how do you tell what firmware your using? and will crucial firmware tool work with both plugged it?does it give you a choice of which one to update?
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post #20 of 22
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i have two m4's. one is a 64gig for os and the 128 is for my games. how do you tell what firmware your using? and will crucial firmware tool work with both plugged it?does it give you a choice of which one to update?
You can use AS SSD to see what firmware each has. Says in the top left corner once you select your drive.

The firmware tool should update both. Make sure when you use the tool that it is on the root of your C drive.
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