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I have an OCZ Vertex series I (SATA II) SSD that is starting to fail. I would like to try upgrading the firmware, but don't know what version is currently on it. How can I find out?

According to their download site the latest is 1.7. I've tried launching the flash utility for that, but it doesn't get past - InitDisk, when I boot it of my USB key. Where can I download older versions?

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According to the Firmware Upgrade Manual you should be able to check the firmware version of the drive in Device Manager. Presumably the device name will reflect the firmware version.

If not try going to the Details tab for the device in Device Manager and select Hardware Ids in the Properties dropdown you may see an extra bit of information in the drive name which may show what the firmware version.

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As a rather amusing aside, I can see why your firmware update is failing, as on their download page:

*CURRENT FIRMWARE RELEASE is v1.7

Note: Current FW must be v1.6 before flashing to v1.7
Please backup all data on the SSD as a precaution

I cannot immediately see V1.6, so it's rather stupid that they do not post previous versions of the firmware if it requires an incremental update.

Are you sure you don't have a Vertex 2 or Vertex LE whose firmware is at V1.35?

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