Updating a SSD firmware might seem like a big step on linux, as the biggest audience for the ssd manifacturers are windows users.
This means that a lot of tooling and documentation is around on the internet explaing on how todo this on a windows based system.
In the case of OCZ the tool used to update the firmware is linux based, or at least there is a linux based version available. This tool can be used to update the ssd from (Ubuntu) linux, even if it is the primairy disk drive. The steps involved are simple:
- Download the tool from OCZ http://www.ocztechnology.com/files/ssd_tools/fwupd_v2.12.05.tar.gz
- Unpack the tool: tar xfvz fwup*
Execute the tool as root: sudo ./linux[32 64]/fwupd
- Reboot the machine