So my SSD hard drive has become extremely SLOW. I am hoping the firmware update fixes the problem, due to the presence of TRIM. However, the firmware update requires a command prompt boot. And as crazy as it sounds, after much searching, I have yet to find a boot disk that actually works. Has Dell offered anyone a working boot disk in order to update this firmware? Is it possibly available as a Dell download?
Surely someone has upgraded their firmware and knows where to get aboot disk that has been tested and actually works?
Exactly what did you try, and what happened?
You can get to a command prompt from Windows itself (press F8 before Windows loads).
Sorry for the delay in responding. I have been away for work, but am back now and would like to try to install this firmware again.
I have tried every boot disk known to man, including Bart's, Ultimate Boot CD, and bootdisk.com. Per a Dell support tech, I even tried to just run the SSD firmware and, according to the tech, it would burn itself to a CD. That did not work.
All the boot disks I've tried don't actually allow you to access your hard drive, so that's a problem for the firmware that needs to wipe my drive. Back in the old DOS days, we'd just install a MSCDEX.exe driver, but apparently that's not how it works these days.
So Dell left us this firmware to install, but with no way to install it. I'm at a bit of a loss on how to do it.