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Windows 7: ATTENTION Crucial M4 SSD owners

13 Jan 2012   #31
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
The firmware 0309 to fix this issue is now available at the Crucial site:

Crucial.com Product Downloads - Firmware Updates

Release notes say you can update from 0001, 0002 or 0009
That will bring a few smiles.


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13 Jan 2012   #32
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have an ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe.
The firmware upgrade instructions say use Ports 0-3 and not 6 Gb/s ports.
Well my first 4 ports are 6 Gb/s!! It could be an issue for others in a similar situation.
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13 Jan 2012   #33
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

This refers to HBA drop ins which are usually PCI/PCI-E SATA port hubs not the mother board controllers.


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13 Jan 2012   #34
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Thanks - looks like I misinterpreted the wording.
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13 Jan 2012   #35
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

If still concerned post a question on the Crucial forum.
One of their techs should have an answer.

I feel 99% sure in my response. That 1% ....
Mike
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13 Jan 2012   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Gene for finding it.

I am lucky. I have only 4 ports - 2xUSB2 and 2xUSB3. Those Dell people are really skimping considering that this is their top of the line box.
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13 Jan 2012   #37
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Just updated mine.

A note for anyone with motherboard add-ons like Jmicron and Marvell SATA controllers. I had to disable these in BIOS to get the update program to find the m4 drive. Also, I had to reboot twice - the m4 drive was recognized as a different hardware device after the firmware update.

Compared to the problem resolution of other SSD manufacturers I would give Crucial an A+.
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13 Jan 2012   #38
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks GeneO.

That answers some questions that came up.
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13 Jan 2012   #39
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here's the insertions in full.
Wolfgang it syas nothing about the need to switch to IDE mode so you are fine.

ProductFlyer-letter_m4-firmware0309_01-12[1].pdf
Apparently the FW is the same for all four sizes of M4 drives too.
Thanks for finding it for us Gene!


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13 Jan 2012   #40
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Here's the insertions in full.
Wolfgang it syas nothing about the need to switch to IDE mode so you are fine.

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Thanks Gary. I think I will try it in the next hour. Have to burn the DVD.
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