how can i update the firmware of my ssd? (ocz vertex 3)

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  1. nimits macrumors newbie

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    how can i update the firmware of my ssd? (ocz vertex 3)
    I want to replace my ocz 120 gb with an intel 520 240gb is it a good option?
    Thank you in advance
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Download the firmware from ocz and follow the instructions. Some SSD makers require windows to flash, others include a bootable linux disk image that you need to burn. I can't say what ocz does but their site should have directions.
     
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  4. nimits thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i don't want to "infect" :):):) my system.Is there any other solution?
    I want also to upgrade my capacity to 240gb, what brand name to choose? I am a bit confused.
     
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    Looks like OCZ only supports linux and windows as platforms to update your SSD, so you're options are quite limited.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    I was able to upgrade the same SSD's firmware via a bootable Linux firmware upgrade tool, but currently I don't remember its exact location. I just put the downloaded .iso (?) on a USB flash memory thumb drive (correctly of course) and booted from that.
    Maybe have a look at the OCZ Vertex3 sub-forum or ask there, but there will probably a thread and guide already existing there.
     
  7. nimits thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you all for the quick responses.
    What about the upgrade,any proposal?
     
  8. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    You can update OCZ Vertex 3 drives in Windows 7 Bootcamp with AHCI enabled and can not be the OS drive. However, OCZ does have a bootable Linux image that will work on the latest Intel Macs.

    240GB - 256GB SSDs typically have the highest performance in their class. The Intel 520 uses the same controller as the OCZ Vertex 3, so yes the upgrade would be faster. Obviously, there is the capacity advantage.
     

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