I recently got a new SSD (OCZ Vertex Plus) and after reading the helpful answers for my post Disk Corruption = Failing Drive/Bad sectors? I would like to try updating the firmware but the OCZ Firmware download site (http://www.ocztechnology.com/ssd_tools/) warns me that I may lose data.

Is this just a disclaimer in case the update goes wrong? Is it wrong to assume that if the update is successful, I should not lose my data?

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I've done firmware updates on OCZ drives without losing all the data(these were on vertex 2s and 3s). I think it is safe to assume you won't. However with SSDs having a backup is always a good thing, as they fail early and fail often!

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    Yeah, there is a very small chance that the update might fail. Aug 26, 2011 at 0:08
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    As Im sure the firmware installer will say, as most do, backup your data. However, the likelihood of failure is extremely low.
    – Keltari
    Aug 26, 2011 at 0:17
  • True, but low > 0
    – Linker3000
    Aug 26, 2011 at 6:29

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