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How do I use SSD Utility to update my firmware?

OCZ SSD Utility is OCZ's maintenance and firmware updating software for all OCZ SSDs. It allows for updating SSDs using both the online firmware repository as well as offline updating using firmware pkg (packag...

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How do I create a SSD Utility Support Package?

To help us with helping you, we may ask you to provide us with a "Support Package" of the system you're using your OCZ SSD in. This Support Package is being created in the SSD Utility software and contains info...

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How do I create a Bootable SSD Utility USB drive in Windows®?

Some drives and configurations may require a bootable SSD Utility environment for drive maintenance and updating. To create a bootable SSD Utility USB drive in Windows®, please download SSD Utility for Windows®...

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How do I clone my HDD's content to my SSD using Acronis® True Image™ HD 2013?

If you purchased an OCZ SSD model that came with Acronis® True Image™ HD, please go to http://ocz.com/us/download/acronis and download the version for your SSD. Once downloaded, please run the installer and fo...

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How do I update the firmware using CLOUT?

CLOUT is OCZ's command line interface based firmware updating solution and is available for Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows® 2012, and Windows® 2008 R2 as well as Linux® ...

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Help! SSD Utility or CLOUT can’t find my SATA drive?

This can have one of the following reasons: - Your drive is an older Legacy product that isn't compatible to SSD Utility or CLOUT - Your SATA/SAS controller is running in RAID mode. OCZ tools require AHCI mo...

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Can I update the firmware on multiple drives at once?

Yes, using CLOUT. CLOUT is OCZ's command line interface based firmware updating solution and is available for Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 7; Windows Server® 2012 R2, Windows® 2012, Windows® 2008 R2, Win...

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How do I clone my HDD's content to my SSD in Linux or Unix?

This method describes using the dd command line utility which is available in many Linux- and Unix variants. Make sure to adjust your device variables correctly; dd is a powerful tool and can erase your drive i...

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How do I clone my HDD's content to my SSD in Mac OS X®?

This article describes cloning drives using Mac OS X® Disk Utility. You will need a bootable Mac OS X® DVD or USB drive to proceed. Make sure the Mac OS X® DVD/USB drive is connected and your Mac is shut off. ...

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How do I format my USB drive after I used it for bootable SSD Utility?

When creating a bootable SSD Utility USB drive, the available capacity of the drive will appear much lower than it usually is. This particular drive is originally 8GB in size, but would appear as 255MB drive on...

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