Intel X25-M 160GB firmware and Toolbox

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  1. Luba macrumors 6502a

    Luba

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    Just ordered Intel X25-M 160GB, how do I find out if it has the latest firmware v1.5 from Dec 8, 2009. And is the Solid State Drive Toolbox v1.3 from Mar 22, 1010 worth downloading?

    Intel's download/support page doesn't tell you how to know if your SSD has the latest firmware or not.
     
  2. hyram macrumors regular

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    Just go ahead and run the firmware update tool. If it is up to date it will tell you.
     
  3. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    The Toolbox is Windows only.

    To check the Firmware Version just run the installer.
     
  4. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    The firmware version on the drive will be printed on the label.
     
  5. Luba thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks everybody . . . I'll check the label to see if it's v1.5, if not I'll run the firmware installer which I haven't downloaded yet.

    Is it better to format my SSD first then install firmware v1.5, or install v1.5 first then format? Or perhaps it doesn't matter. It's a brand new SSD with no data, so might as well do it right, the best way since it's not inconvenient.
     
  6. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Interesting I didn't know that.

    I know when I purchased one a few months ago it was not updated.
     
  7. hyram macrumors regular

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    Hmm... Where? I don't see it on X25-M 80GB drive.

    I don't think it matters. I updated firmware first.
     
  8. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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  9. grue macrumors 65816

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    The equally easy way is just to look at the drive in System Profiler, it'll list the firmware revision there.
     

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