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I have 1.30 on my pro4m because of the Raid Option Rom update.

That updates the raid rom to 11.2 which supports TRIM for SSDs when used in raid 0.

My next upgrade will be a second Vertex4 to create a 512GB (2x256GB) RAID0 system disk and that 1.30 bois update will help make that possible.
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Originally Posted by davepk View Post

I have 1.30 on my pro4m because of the Raid Option Rom update.

That updates the raid rom to 11.2 which supports TRIM for SSDs when used in raid 0.

My next upgrade will be a second Vertex4 to create a 512GB (2x256GB) RAID0 system disk and that 1.30 bois update will help make that possible.
I don't plan to run a Raid setup. I'll be using a Samsung 830 256 GB SSD as a OS and some programs disc. Everything else will go on a WD Caviar Black 500GB SATA 3 HDD. Did you use Instant Flash to do the update and if so did you think that was the best update method?
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I don't plan to run a Raid setup. I'll be using a Samsung 830 256 GB SSD as a OS and some programs disc. Everything else will go on a WD Caviar Black 500GB SATA 3 HDD. Did you use Instant Flash to do the update and if so did you think that was the best update method?

The safest update method will always be using DOS.
Instant Flash is very close to that.

Never update BIOS in Windows. It's just not worth the risk.
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I have in the past used both windows and dos to flash bios many times without a single problem with either on various boards.

Having said that i have a dos bootable usb stick i use for bios updates etc and that is what i used to update my pro4m to 1.30

I would highly recommend you use a bootable usb stick as well. Like Erakith said, its the safest method.
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OK davepk and Erakith. Thanks for the info. I've already downloaded the 1.30 update and can extract it to a bootable MS-DOS USB flash drive I have if necessary to update. ASRock's instruction page for using the DOS update method are actually quite clear. One question: will I have to change the first boot device to the USB flash drive in the BIOS before using or will the bootable flash drive automatically be accessed?
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... will I have to change the first boot device to the USB flash drive in the BIOS before using

You can do that and it should work.

Another option that i tend to follow is to simply unplug all SATA drives from the MB.

Also, if you are in the middle of OCing your setup and its not yet perfectly stable then reset your bios to default settings before you update.
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Now those are some awesome temps...I think congratulations are in order smile.gif !!!!thumb.gif
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... will I have to change the first boot device to the USB flash drive in the BIOS before using

You can do that and it should work.

Another option that i tend to follow is to simply unplug all SATA drives from the MB.

Also, if you are in the middle of OCing your setup and its not yet perfectly stable then reset your bios to default settings before you update.
OK, thanks.The ASRock recommendation was to restore default settings after update also (see below) I will probably try a modest OC after a bit but want to make sure all is working 100% before that. It would be my first time OCing so I have a bit of trepidation but from what I've read it should be fairly easy. Not like the old days when one had to manually enter like a million different parameters when OCing. That always scared me off but I'm an old man now and what the hell, no guts no glory - right?

From ASRock website:
After finishing upgrading the BIOS, restart your system and press F2 to enter the BIOS setup utility during boot up.
In Exit menu, please select "Load Default Settings" and press Enter to continue.
Select "Exit Saving Changes" and press Enter to exit the BIOS setup utility.
Now, system is booting up with new BIOS.
post #1959 of 3170
Installed this Mobo yesterday but my Device Manager is still showing one "unknown device" after installing all drivers. Any idea what this could be?
post #1960 of 3170
Most likely Intel Smart Connect.
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