1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

ssd firmware updates wipe ssd drive?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JimmyBrasco, Jun 4, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. JimmyBrasco

    JimmyBrasco Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Messages:
    56
    I'm just wondering if you update your firmware on your ssd drive does it wipe it?
     
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    52,935
    First Name:
    Rob
    In some cases it does wipe out all data on the drive. The notes/instructions for the firmware should inform you if it does.
     
  3. Elvandil

    Elvandil

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Messages:
    51,988
    A firmware update would not be expected to interact with data on the drive in any way. But any major operation of this sort requires solid backups.
     
  4. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    52,935
    First Name:
    Rob
    Actually with SSD's thats not always the case, check out Crucial's notes:

    Link: http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx#

    OCZ Summit drives also have firmware that wipes the drive as well.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/927065

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice