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Windows 7: Crucial m4 SSD FW update 000F

12 Apr 2012   #11
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
You may want to look at my post here before you do
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Hi Michael, Your measurements look more or less the same. I have not upgraded yet, but I would not expect any performance improvement.

The only figure that really went down on your nums is the Write access time - and that is not good.
I ran WEI and nothing changed. I guess it's that program. I have been deleting and rebooting and my ssd is fast as usual.


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12 Apr 2012   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

WEI is not detailed enough. But you are right. The measurement programs can vary from run to run.
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12 Apr 2012   #13
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Unless i actually feel a difference, then it is fine. I don't like to benchmark a bunch. I mainly run WEI and sometimes, other stuff to benchmark my graphics. That's about it.
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15 Apr 2012   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for keeping a lookout Mike.
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16 Apr 2012   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

After the experience that Michael (mjf) made, I think one should be careful upgrading to 000F. It seems to degrade performmance.
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16 Apr 2012   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
After the experience that Michael (mjf) made, I think one should be careful upgrading to 000F. It seems to degrade performmance.
Agreed. Unless one has the issue it fixes, stay with 0309.
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16 Apr 2012   #17
Nitro58

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I just updated my m4 from 0309 to 000f. Even through I can't see any noticeable performance increase (not that I was having any problems). I'm not having any problems (lag, crashes...ect.) with the new FW.
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16 Apr 2012   #18
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I definitely have not experienced any operational problems. Also, I don't detect a real world performance change aside from the benchmark acc write figure. With AS-SSD this benchmark was consistently worse (10+ runs) going from fw 0309 to 000F.
So I would say upgrade if it addresses the specific issues it is claimed to address otherwise I don't see the point.
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16 Apr 2012   #19
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
...Unless one has the issue it fixes, stay with 0309.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
...I would say upgrade if it addresses the specific issues it is claimed to address otherwise I don't see the point.
Makes good sense.

However:
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Changes between version 0309 and 0000F include the following changes:

Improved compatibility with certain SAS expanders and peripheral RAID cards.
Improved throughput stability under extremely heavy workloads.
Improved data protection in the event of unexpected, asynchronous power loss.
#1 - a definite "no" for me
#2 - I wish they would define "extremely heavy workloads"
#3 - Not an issue as long as my UPS doesn't fall down on the job

Anyone care to share an opinion on #2?
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16 Apr 2012   #20
Hopalong X

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

profdlp

#2) No one testing the Crucial m4 on xtremesystems forum has had a problem that I know of. They are running the test app 24/7 full tilt.
SSD Write Endurance 25nm Vs 34nm
You may find more info on the Crucial forum.

I know 1 or 2 forum members here were expressing concern about lower than expected read/write speeds.
A long shot fix but worth posting for those with a possible problem on our forum.
Whether it helps or not???
MJF didn't have a problem with the new FW it just didn't help.

I don't have an m4. I posted what I found as a courtesy to all of you.

So updating is your call. I just provided the link in Post#1 for you if you wish to update or investigate further.
Mike
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