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Updating Force 3 firmware before install


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Apologies for the forthcoming noob question:

 

Am I able to flash firmware for a brand new Force Series 3 SSD using my existing PC before I ever install the drive in my new PC? If so, do I need to do anything on the existing PC besides run the installer (e.g. set BIOS)?

 

Thanks.

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Am I able to flash firmware for a brand new Force Series 3 SSD using my existing PC before I ever install the drive in my new PC?
Yes.

 

If so, do I need to do anything on the existing PC besides run the installer (e.g. set BIOS)?
Nope.
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Thanks for the reply. I'm running into an issue, though: I have my SSD connected via USB-to-SATA cable, and the installer is not able to locate the drive when it scans.

 

Is there some driver or something that I need to install so that my existing PC recognizes the drive?

 

Thanks.

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SSD should be connected to first SATA port running in AHCI mode, hence the updater won't work with USB connection I guess. And you will need to run the upgrade utility as Administrator.

 

If you want to install the SSD in your new PC and don't want to install Win7 first, you can do the following:

 

1. Either boot from Hiren's Boot CD

or boot from Win 7 32bit and run the Repair Console

2. Run the upgrade utility

 

The Repair Console method has been reported as working succesfully by other users.

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