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Can't I just buy an SSD, install Windows on it and be done with it? Do I need to update the firmware? It seems like such a pain and is the only thing that's making me rethink buying one.
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Yes, updating the firmware is crucial to an SSDs performance and stability, why is updating the firmware deterring you from buying one? It's not difficult or time consuming.
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Yes, updating the firmware is crucial to an SSDs performance and stability, why is updating the firmware deterring you from buying one? It's not difficult or time consuming.

It is when it wipes your data and you don't have a backup.

Now... THAT there is no excuse for.
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post #4 of 14
I bought my Vertex 2 and just put OS on it, never updated the firmware and it runs rock solid. Don't really need more speed or stability as I've never had issues with either.

Therefore, yes, you can just buy one and use it out the box.
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you can just plug it in and go, but it's recommended to update the firmware
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I'm using my Intel 80GB SSD out of the box and it works fine, formatted it about 3 times now and the performance/speed is still the same. thumb.gif
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Buy a Corsair Performance Pro, there have been no firmware updates for it as of now and it is a stable, reliable, and fast drive.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Buy a Corsair Performance Pro, there have been no firmware updates for it as of now and it is a stable, reliable, and fast drive.

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I really appreciate it.

Okay, so if I buy a Corsair Performance Pro, I can just plug it in and use it. I don't need to update anything now or later?

One more question: what are the downsides to flat out refusing to update the firmware? I've heard numerous horror stories of people losing their
entire operating system and critical files after updating. I do not want to risk that.

So if I don't update the firmware, what's the worst that can happen?
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Buy a Corsair Performance Pro, there have been no firmware updates for it as of now and it is a stable, reliable, and fast drive.

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I really appreciate it.

Okay, so if I buy a Corsair Performance Pro, I can just plug it in and use it. I don't need to update anything now or later?
I can't tell you that as they can release a new firmware if needed for some reliability reason at any time, just like and drive in your system.
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One more question: what are the downsides to flat out refusing to update the firmware?
Depends on what the update is for.
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I've heard numerous horror stories of people losing their entire operating system and critical files after updating. I do not want to risk that.
Depends on the firmware update itself.
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So if I don't update the firmware, what's the worst that can happen?
Depends on what the firmware update was for.
post #10 of 14
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Repeating "depends on what the update is for." doesn't really help me. Thanks anyway.

I'll just buy a WD VelociRaptor 10,000RPM for my OS and games. It's not as fast as an SSD, but it's still fast and there are no silly firmware updates for it.

Thanks everyone
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