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Errant update borks Samsung 850 Pro SSDs

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(possibly) damned if you do, (possibly) damned if you don't

True, but sometimes the updates correct bugs that could potentially screw your data up *further down the line* (as has often been the case with SSD firmware, esp. the earlier ones), and the manufacturer specifically recommends installation to avoid that possibility becoming a reality.

Hence, if you're saying that prudency is taking a cautious approach by not installing firmware updates to avoid loss of the drive and / or data, the same logic could work in reverse - that you *should* install to maintain integrity of your data (if said firmware update is recommended for that purpose by the manufacturer).

So I don't think it's fair to beat up on people necessarily for installing updates - in general, you trust the manufacturer of the kit to make that call if they say the update should be used. They made the kit. The fact that they messed up is on them, not on the customer.

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