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Repeating "depends on what the update is for." doesn't really help me. Thanks anyway.

Well you never specified a drive so I could not specify a reasoning.
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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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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post

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.

Not all brands do that, I've updated my Intel SSD's firmware twice now on this single install of windows.
post #13 of 14
Yeah doesn't sound like downloading a small file, clicking on yes and rebooting is for you.

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post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by deaniki View Post

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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Actuallyyyy.... there are. Even spinning platter drives have firmware updates. It's just the nature of PC components.

Most people will never update the firmware on any of their hardware. It's not the biggest deal in the world. Mostly an enthusiast thing for fixing bugs in brand new untested cutting edge technology that the average user will never touch, or to squeeze a tiny bit of extra performance out of a device.

Hell, my MOUSE has firmware updates.
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