Updating intel ssd

Intel rightfully shares these concerns and in fact spent over a year validating the Sand Force processor, now LSI Sand Force.

Intel has quite a bit at risk by moving to Sand Force.

EDIT: I haven't bought it yet, so i'm open to suggestions if you think I should buy a different SDD.

Hello, with my new build I'm planning to get a SDD for the first time.

They are number one in terms of NAND production and sales.

Their drives are also very popular amongst users and OEMs.

Even worse, the firmware update for Vertex 4 is a destructive flash and I'm understanding that means it erases everything. Does the USB/CD method work for OCZ firmware update if I choose them as bootdrives?

Also, as I said I'm building a new computer, and if the USB/CD method indeed does work, can I stick it in the my newly built computer before installing anything(including OS) and be able to run the firmware update toolbox?

Hopefully ye experts will be able to understand my gibberish lol.

If this update is done on a notebook computer, it is strongly recommended that power be supplied by the AC power adapter.

The Intel SSD 520, code name Cherryville, is the latest consumer SSD offering from Intel which breaks a tremendous amount of new ground for the company and the SSD industry at large.

WARNING: As with all firmware updates, it is strongly recommended that you backup or make copies of all important files before performing this update.

This firmware update process is done entirely at your own risk.