The OCZ Bootable Linux Tool is a great alternative to OCZ’s Toolbox for updating your drive’s firmware (FW). Since the OCZ Toolbox is only for Windows 7 machines, the Bootable Linux Tool is compatible with Linux and Windows (XP and newer) environments, therefore allowing you to update your FW on operating systems other than Windows 7. MAC OS X users please refer to this guide here.
In this particular video, I will show you how simple and easy it is to update the FW on an OCZ Agility 4 SSD using OCZ’s Bootable Linux Tools (v3.20.4).
- It’s recommended that you backup your drive before attempting any updates or changes
- Please ensure your SATA controller is in AHCI mode for optimal results
- An active internet connection is required for updates (wired or wireless)
- You can find the latest updates and tools for your OCZ SSD here
- You can find detailed information on the Bootable Linux Tools here
Before you begin, you will need to create a bootable USB or CD with OCZ’s Bootable Linux Tool installed. Please refer to this guide here for further details on how to create a bootable USB or CD. In this example, I will be using a USB drive as the bootable media.
- Select “Try Unlisted Linux ISO” form the distribution dropdown menu
- Click “Browse” and select the OCZ Linux Tools .ISO file
- Select the appropriate drive letter of your USB Flash drive
- Check the “Format” box (this will erase all data on the USB Drive)
- Click “Create”
After booting into OCZ’s Bootable Linux Tool, select “Firmware Update” from the task bar. A pop-up window will appear, and after a few seconds it will ask you to confirm the firmware update.
Type “y” and press enter to continue the FW update process. The system will now continue and update the drive’s FW to the latest revision. If the FW update is successful, the following prompt will pop up in green, “FIRMWARE UPDATE SUCCEEDED”.
Please shut down and reboot the system to finalize the update.
The OCZ Agility 4 SSD started out with FW v.1.5 and now has been updated to FW v1.5.2.