03-11-2017 06:30 AM - edited 03-12-2017 02:24 PM
My original question was: "Is is absolutely necessary?"; however, see my predicated response below. Sorry for the confusion.
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03-12-2017 02:15 PM - edited 03-12-2017 02:26 PM
I actually was looking at an incorrect BIOS update whick was for a V110-15ISK (shown above); however, I actaully have the 110-15ISK Type 80UD laptop which has a different BIOS update available (dated 01/19/2017):
Summary of changes ================== General Information: 1TCN22WW Added: 1. Update SATA EQ value of Seagate 2T and Hynix 128 SSD for HW request. Modified: 1. Workaround disable ODT training Fix Hynix DDR4 4G can not power on issue form HW&Hynix solution.
Now, from the description, it looks like this one may be necessary depending on the hard drive model and/or memory brand that is installed; however, I won't know for sure until my laptop is delivered. Sorry for the confusion.