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    Default OCZ Vertex 4 firmware upgrade

    So I got myself a OCZ vertex 4 128GB SSD with my new rig. However I read that the new firmware makes this drive much quicker (v1.5). I think the drive comes with v1.3. Now the problem I have is this:

    1. The firmware upgrade (from 1.3 to 1.5) is destructive - ie it will delete anything on the drive.
    2. The tool is only for Windows 7 not XP
    3. You cannot run it on the same drive you are booting from.

    How do I update the firmware of the SSD on my new rig. The only options seems to be:

    1. Find a friend with Windows 7 and upgrade the firmware on his PC. (No one I know close has Windows 7)
    2. Install Windows 7 on the HDD and then on the SSD. (That would suck)
    3. Download a Linux ISO, boot it from a USB stick and update the firmware via die Linux version of the tool.

    Option 3 might be the most elegant solution? Any ideas?

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    Default Re: OCZ Vertex 4 firmware upgrade

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    Default Re: OCZ Vertex 4 firmware upgrade

    Couldn't this be done through virtual box or vmware?

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    Default Re: OCZ Vertex 4 firmware upgrade

    Are the Vertex 3 and 4 worth to buy? do they fail easily or should i wait and get kingston or something else?
    Thank You for any help

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    Default Re: OCZ Vertex 4 firmware upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes!Asian! View Post
    Are the Vertex 3 and 4 worth to buy? do they fail easily or should i wait and get kingston or something else?
    Thank You for any help
    The Vertex 4 has a 5 year guarantee, so it shouldn't fail too easily

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    Default Re: OCZ Vertex 4 firmware upgrade

    I would wait for the new Barefoot3 controller from OCZ and see what that has in store for us. I know the prices are very appealing now, but they will do nothing but go down at this point, you may get a better SSD at a cheaper price.

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    Default Re: OCZ Vertex 4 firmware upgrade

    Luckily my Vertex 4 came with firmware 1.5 pre-installed

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    thyis is ****ty
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    Default Re: OCZ Vertex 4 firmware upgrade

    I just got one of these. it's nice and fast, and larger capacity than my previous ssd. current firmware. there's always going to be something better cheaper coming along in this game. you just gotta pick something at your price point and live with it, for awhile at least.

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    Default Re: OCZ Vertex 4 firmware upgrade

    Back it up

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    Default Re: OCZ Vertex 4 firmware upgrade

    If I didn't have a back up computer, I think I'd go the linux route too after a back up. Just went through this last night with two vertex 3's to check and update firmware. My older board wouldn't recognize the drives in windows, but easily in the bios. I actually had to run windows set up on one of the drives before my original installation would actually see them. Then I could run the ocz utility with no problems and turned out I had the latest firmware (lucky). Problem was, I ended up having two bootable versions of windows 7 after the fact and of course one of them fails so the next time I'd definately go linux cd and strong back up in case something goes wrong.

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