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Old 04-09-2014, 10:02 AM
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Default Corsair Force 3 240GB SSD - Firmware update problem (claims success, but fails)


a while ago I realized that my PC's performance had dropped (Win 7, 64bit, full profile here, if it helps). After some fiddling around it turned out that a RAM bank was faulty and one of the modules wasn't recognized. I fixed this by moving the module, and updated a whole lot of things, including the BIOS. Not long after that, the SSD performance dropped quite a bit, and it also began having tiny hang-ups during which nothing would happen - sound was still audible, but video would hang for a few seconds, I could type, but the letters would only appear a bit later etc.

So I wanted to update the firmware (which is still 1.3.3).
- downloaded the Corsair SSD Toolbox and tried to update - failed
- changed setting in BIOS to AHCI - update still failed
- read that the Toolbox doesn't support the update from 1.3.x to 5.x and installed the manual updater
- The manual updater...claimed success, however, when refreshing it still showed the old firmware

I ran the updater again with different Force 3 FW versions from this forum, the last one being 5.05a, and also restarted the PC after each update (because someone else said it changed for them after booting), but nothing. The updater always claims success, but after refreshing/restarting I only see the old firmware displayed.

Do you have any idea what I need to do?
Thank you very much in advance!
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