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Do you have to just plug it in like secondary drive and than update or you can update it while you have windows 7 running from it?
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Do you have to just plug it in like secondary drive and than update or you can update it while you have windows 7 running from it?
I plugged it in as a secondary drive to a running machine. The firmware flash loader runs from within windows.
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I plugged it in as a secondary drive to a running machine. The firmware flash loader runs from within windows.
So what you are saying even tho its my primary drive on netbook I could just upgrade firmware like that w/out taking it out and plugging it to my desktop as secondary?
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So what you are saying even tho its my primary drive on netbook I could just upgrade firmware like that w/out taking it out and plugging it to my desktop as secondary?
On a netbook? I'm not so sure. I'm working on a desktop that has multiple sata ports.

So are you going to be using it on the netbook or the desktop?
IMO it would be better to flash it with the desktop.
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On a netbook? I'm not so sure. I'm working on a desktop that has multiple sata ports.

So are you going to be using it on the netbook or the desktop?
IMO it would be better to flash it with the desktop.
Well I can take it out and connect to my desktop that is already running same SSD.
I have one in my netbook and one in desktop. Its just a bit pita to take it out, but if its safer I would do it.

Would there be any problem if there is two same ssd's with same firmware connected to computer or it is simple guide like selecting which one you need to flash with like hdd letter or I would have to look for serial number on ssd in order to select one I want to flash?
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Well I can take it out and connect to my desktop that is already running same SSD.
I have one in my netbook and one in desktop. Its just a bit pita to take it out, but if its safer I would do it.

Would there be any problem if there is two same ssd's with same firmware connected to computer or it is simple guide like selecting which one you need to flash with like hdd letter or I would have to look for serial number on ssd in order to select one I want to flash?
There shouldn't be a problem. The program searches for drives and their current firmware and then you can tell it which to update (and to which firmware). Do be aware that flashing the drive will erase it. So back up before hand.
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There shouldn't be a problem. The program searches for drives and their current firmware and then you can tell it which to update (and to which firmware). Do be aware that flashing the drive will erase it. So back up before hand.
That sucks big time, I have just finished installing OS on both of them as we speak, and all programs and what not. oh man.
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That sucks big time, I have just finished installing OS on both of them as we speak, and all programs and what not. oh man.
Ok, go to the control panel and make an image of the install under back up & restore. then load from that image. It might save you a few minutes of work.
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Just curious if I am missing something. I went from 3.1 to 3.4.6 with no issues. I wouldn't mind the upgrade to 3.4.8, but I am not seeing it anywhere on ADATA's site.
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Just curious if I am missing something. I went from 3.1 to 3.4.6 with no issues. I wouldn't mind the upgrade to 3.4.8, but I am not seeing it anywhere on ADATA's site.
That was my mistake, the latest firmware from ADATA is 3.4.6
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