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Someone. Anyone! Please help!

I'm trying to upgrade the firmware on my Vertex 2 120GB drive from 1.24 to 1.29 but the OCZ Toolbox is giving me an error, "Firmware update is not supported on primary drive." What they heck is that?

I upgraded before from 1.21 to 1.24 no issue. Since then I switched the drive from IDE to AHCI through the registry and BIOS (installed windows originally in IDE mode). I thought that might be the problem, so I went into the BIOS and changed it back to IDE but I get the same error.

I tried running it in administrator mode, no luck.

Should I change the registry back to AHCI 3 to disable that mode and make the changes in the BIOS to IDE and try that?

Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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Did you select the right firmware? it sounds like it's saying the firmware isn't compatible with the drive....
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Did you select the right firmware? it sounds like it's saying the firmware isn't compatible with the drive....
Yeah, I triple checked that to make sure. Unless it's posted wrong on OCZ's webpage.
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post #4 of 14
It has nothing to do with AHCI or any other bios options.
You are trying to update the firmware of a primary drive. OCZ Toolbox can't do it. First install Windows on another drive, make your Vertex 2 secondary and then run the OCZ Toolbox.
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It has nothing to do with AHCI or any other bios options.
You are trying to update the firmware of a primary drive. OCZ Toolbox can't do it. First install Windows on another drive, make your Vertex 2 secondary and then run the OCZ Toolbox.
I've seen that suggestion in other forums, but when I updated to 1.24 it was on the same drive which was my primary at the time as well.
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I've seen that suggestion in other forums, but when I updated to 1.24 it was on the same drive which was my primary at the time as well.
That was for the old version of OCZ Toolbox. This new version requires you to switch your SSD to secondary.

Look, i know exactly what u mean buddy. I also have an OCZ SSD and i also experienced the very same problem, then checked OCZ forums for hours. In the end i found what i had to do. I'm telling you the problem, you have to run the OCZ Toolbox from another drive. It won't work if you're trying to update it while running Windows on the drive itself.
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That was for the old version of OCZ Toolbox. This new version requires you to switch your SSD to secondary.

Look, i know exactly what u mean buddy. I also have an OCZ SSD and i also experienced the very same problem, then checked OCZ forums for hours. In the end i found what i had to do. I'm telling you the problem, you have to run the OCZ Toolbox from another drive. It won't work if you're trying to update it while running Windows on the drive itself.
OK gotcha, sounds like a dumb move by OCZ though. I mean who isn't running windows on their SSD? The old toolbox is apparently better in the way it updates so why change the formula?!

I tried running the toolbox from my secondary HDD while in windows, but that apparently doesn't work and since windows is on my SSD and the only other boot drive I have is a flash drive, what are my options? Can I run the install program from within my DOS boot drive?
Edited by phrossbyte - 2/27/11 at 7:49am
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OK gotcha, sounds like a dumb move by OCZ though. I mean who isn't running windows on their SSD? The old toolbox is apparently better in the way it updates so why change the formula?!

I tried running the toolbox from my secondary HDD while in windows, but that apparently doesn't work and since windows is on my SSD and the only other boot drive I have is a flash drive, what are my options? Can I run the install program from within my DOS boot drive?
Well i installed win7 on my 500gb archive drive and run the toolbox from there. you might wanna buy a cheap hdd or borrow one from a friend.
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You should be able to install Windows PE onto a usb drive and run it from there.
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you should be able to install windows pe onto a usb drive and run it from there.
pe?
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