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Firmware updates: How do they work?

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First of all, is it a regular installation through windows?

Second of all, if I format my computer, does the SSD revert to it's factory firmware, or does it keep the updated one?

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I think the install is through windows and the firmware STAYS on the SSD as it is installed on the SSD to CMOS or whatever the hell it is stored in. Think of it like another OS, but on your SSD's logic board
 
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lol'd at the title but I do believe it will keep the updated one. Never owned an SSD so I'm mostly taking a shot in the dark.
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Firmware are semi-permanent instructions on the actual drive itself. It has nothing to do with the OS or reformatting. It is the basically the same thing as BIOS.


Depending on the drive, there are different firmware update procedures. Directions for your specific SSD are here: http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
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