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Corsair SSD Toolbox Software Overview - Better than Never - Updating the Firmware

Corsair SSD Toolbox Software Overview - Better than Never

Corsair has only just released its first multifunction software utility for Corsair branded SSDs. The new tool is simply called 'Corsair SSD Toolbox', but for many Corsair SSD users, it's exactly what they've been waiting for.

| Software in Storage | Posted: May 3, 2013 3:00 pm

Updating the Firmware

 

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One of my favorite reasons to use a toolbox is the easy firmware update functions. We gave floppy drives the kill of death long ago for updating motherboard BI/OS, but toolboxes allow you to do the same for thumb drives. The software noticed I had an older firmware version on my Neutron GTX 240GB and we got started correcting the problem.

 

I do want to note that the Corsair SSD Toolbox doesn't give you a choice of what firmware to update to. I never looked to see if Corsair released a version M207. I mention this because you may want to make sure the new firmware is what you really want to move to. Given the problems over at Crucial right now with a mass exodus rolling firmware back, it's always wise to poke around before making the leap.

 

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Oh yeah, and do what this warning page says to do.

 

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Rolling, rolling, rolling.

 

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You may want to read the user manual included with the software, too. I glanced over it and didn't see anything about IDE, AHCI or RAID so we proceeded to keep my Intel PCH in RAID.

 

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Have no fear, M208 is here. Corsair's SSD Toolbox isn't the first toolbox to kick out an error with a drive running out of an array, but on a RAID configured chipset. Even though we had a warning, the firmware appears to be installed. We ran some tests on the drive and have nothing out of the ordinary to report.

 

After reporting this data to Corsair they told us our configuration was the reason for the error code. The software has been tested in both AHCI and RAID, but some "in RAID" chipsets give the error and others don't. Even though it worked for us, I'd suggest moving your computer over to AHCI to be safe.

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