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Hi

So I just installed "SSD Life" and it told me Intel had released a new FW update

And I didn't know
Released on the 01/26/2011

So if anyone else missed this, here it is
I just did all three of my Intels! Two through IDE, and one through AHCI mode! With no problems at all

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=18363

Oh, and I did search before posting

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Thanks for the heads up. Any noticeable performance increases with that new firmware? I think I'm still on 1.20.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NitrousX View Post
Thanks for the heads up. Any noticeable performance increases with that new firmware? I think I'm still on 1.20.
I'm not sure
The sad thing is, I'm running IDE mode so my AS-SSD score is low anyway!
And I'm running IDE, because my MoBo can have issues in AHCI mode and doing "restore using system image" So I run IDE


The release notes say!
Quote:
This firmware revision fixes enumeration and slow-boot issues on SATA 6Gb/s controllers, adds improvements to S.M.A.R.T. attributes for more accurate reporting of drive health, improves NCQ capability, and fixes possible drive hangs when reading S.M.A.R.T. self-test log.
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There are some benchies in the Intel forums.... no major gains.
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There are some benchies in the Intel forums.... no major gains.
That's what I wanted to know. Thank you. If ain't broke, don't bother fixing it.
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I believe there is some marginal IOPS gains from the new firmware from what I have read.

Btw, does the upgrade process require a flash install of windows afterward, hence would the upgrade affect the exisiting files?
I upgraded the drive before, but was brand new before I loaded anything.
Not too sure about what if I already have windows loaded on the drives.
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Originally Posted by andynolife View Post
I believe there is some marginal IOPS gains from the new firmware from what I have read.

Btw, does the upgrade process require a flash install of windows afterward, hence would the upgrade affect the exisiting files?
I upgraded the drive before, but was brand new before I loaded anything.
Not too sure about what if I already have windows loaded on the drives.
It does say backup all ya stuff!
But to me it didn't matter so i didn't

And it was "non-destructive" on all three of my SSDs

All ya do is download the ISO and burn it to a CD and boot from it!
You hit "y" key 4 times i think
When done, it says remove CD and shut down for ten seconds!

And all three of my SSDs, booted its OS just fine
oh, and you also have to re-start windows once, if it asks

And I say they feel faster!
Edited by ACHILEE5 - 3/11/11 at 5:18pm
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post #8 of 9
Just updated.
So far, nothing is malfunctioning...lol.

Checked Intel SSD toolbox:
Before update

After update


Just ran AS SSD benchmark:
Still getting the same crappy write speeds
After update
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