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Old 12-10-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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SSD and firmware updates?


I was thinking about getting a SSD to one of my Linux machines. I've read a lot about these and the importance of firmware updates, without running the latest version the SSD could be very unstable. Since there a so few Linux users we usually get left behind when it comes to updates and patches in general so I was wondering how the situation was on SSD-side. Can you install the updates or do you run the shipped version?

IIRC drivers and stuff mainly controlled by the kernel. Can someone confirm this?
 
Old 12-10-2011, 01:41 PM   #2
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OCZ provides a Linux firmware update client. Trim/gc are in the kernel. Running with an older firmware version is not a huge issue most of the time.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 09:43 AM   #3
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Thank you for your reply.
My favorite distributor doesn't sell OCZ and OCZ doesn't have this 2.5" to 3.5" metal plate(shown here) that Corsair Force GT have. I could switch dealer but I don't want my SSD to lay in the HDD tray unfastened.

Can you help me interpret post 4 and 5 in this thread: Firmware upgrade under Linux by dreamy in the Corsair Forum? I don't understand, how did it become acceptable? What exactly does admin mean? Do I have to have Windows installed to do so?

Update: For additional 130 SEK you can get their own 3.5" converter shown here (but not at the Norwegian webstore). So now I can choose between the fraudulent OCZ which doesn't care about desktop users or the corrupt Corsair which doesn't care about Linux users.

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Old 12-11-2011, 12:20 PM   #4
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RTV works great to secure stuff.
 
Old 12-12-2011, 05:24 AM   #5
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My OCZ Vertex 2 came with a mounting bracket. From that corsair forum post it seems they dont have linux support - they suggest booting from a windows XP live cd in order to flash the firmware
 
  


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