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Topic # 243295 5-Dec-2018 01:29
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i one of my ssd needs a firmware update

 

it the first time i have updated a ssd

 

 

 

will all the data be wiped when in do it ?


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  Reply # 2139493 5-Dec-2018 02:12
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Yes, it is possible to lose all your data when updating the firmware on an SSD.

 

So before updating firmware you should backup all data on the SSD. I would have at least two or three recent backups at any time.


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  Reply # 2139496 5-Dec-2018 05:37
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have done it many times on many different SSD's and never had an issue


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2139522 5-Dec-2018 08:19
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It's possible but unlikely.


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  Reply # 2139554 5-Dec-2018 08:24
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I've never lost data with a firmware update. Take a backup first of course, before any kind of maintenance work.

 

However, your backups should assume your house / workplace can burn down at any time and you should have sufficient offsite backups that you don't lose more data than you're comfortable with.





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  Reply # 2139586 5-Dec-2018 09:16
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As others have noted, this should't normally cause data loss, but there is always the possibility. I've done at least a dozen SSD firmware updates without issue myself.





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  Reply # 2139597 5-Dec-2018 09:32
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The question is, do you need to update the firmware?




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  Reply # 2139602 5-Dec-2018 09:39
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Batman: The question is, do you need to update the firmware?

 

Exactly. Read the changelog for the update and see if any of it affects you. Many times they might fix problems that only happen on certain hardware or in certain situations, neither of which might apply to your set up.


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  Reply # 2139654 5-Dec-2018 10:15
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One of my first SSD's always did destructive firmware updates (never retained drive data), but all of my more recent ones have kept data intact.





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  Reply # 2139668 5-Dec-2018 10:39
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I find that half the time updates make things worse after the update. The other half no difference. Rarely, you get some improvement.

Software however, half the time no difference, half the time improvement, sometimes breaks the program.




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  Reply # 2139705 5-Dec-2018 11:27
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Jase2985:

 

have done it many times on many different SSD's and never had an issue

 

 

 

 

Except for the one time you don't make a backup first :)

 

 


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  Reply # 2139758 5-Dec-2018 12:08
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surfisup1000:

 

Jase2985:

 

have done it many times on many different SSD's and never had an issue

 

 

 

 

Except for the one time you don't make a backup first :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

same as anything really though, weigh up the options and time to do that vs the risk




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  Reply # 2140208 5-Dec-2018 23:48
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thanks for the info its a ScanDisk SSD Plus 240GB

 

and yes i all ways back up

 

only the os is on the ssd drive

 

I just dont want to reinstall the os maybe in the weekend


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