If I reformat an SSD, does it wipe out the Firmware Update?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Hyde244, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Hyde244 macrumors member


    Mar 16, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
    Hey gang,

    Random question on harddrive firmware - is this altered or erased when I reformat the drive?

    Specific to my case, I formatted a Samsung 840 Evo SSD to OS X Journaled, conducted a firmware update, and then reformatted the SSD once more while installing a backup and OS X El Cap.

    Does this reformatting effect the firmware in any way?
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    No, it's not possible for the formatting of a disk to affect firmware.

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