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Windows 7: Crucial m4 SSD FW update 000F

16 Apr 2012   #21
armyslowrdr

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I updated within the last day or so. If anything, performance seems snappier, not that it wasn't snappy anyway.


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16 Apr 2012   #22
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
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:
Quote:
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?
I need #3. There have been transformers blowing out in my neighborhood. I need better data protection when the power goes out because my power probably will go out sometime.
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16 Apr 2012   #23
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
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.
Exactly right! It was a good gesture to notify people. Individuals have to make their own decision to upgrade any firmware or stay with the existing firmware.

But to repeat myself - Don't try to rollback the M4 firmware. This is likely to brick your SSD and void your warranty.
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16 Apr 2012   #24
profdlp

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

Since I am religious about doing my drive images (I kneel and pray before running Macrium), I think I'll stick with 0309. If things go rotten at some point I'll flash the firmware with the new one.
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17 Apr 2012   #25
Hopalong X

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

[QUOTE=mjf;1884673]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post

But to repeat myself - Don't try to rollback the M4 firmware. This is likely to brick your SSD and void your warranty.
Agreed! NEVER, NEVER flash the firmware of any SSD to an old version.

If the SSD won't work for some reason with the new FW and all other fixes to moboard and Windows are exhausted it may be time to contact the SSD manufacturer to RMA the SSD.
Most SSD have at least a 3 year warranty and some are 5 years.

Mike
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17 Oct 2012   #26
Jerryw

Win 7 Ultimate sp-1 64 Bit+Vista Ultimate sp-2 64 Bit
 
 

SSD Support
Hi
Has anyone read about the new Crucial SSD Firmware yet and did you update it ?
Jerry W.
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18 Oct 2012   #27
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crucial
  • Improved Trim response time
  • Improved power-on-to-ready time (known as POR, or TTR for Time-to-ready)
  • Improved resume-time from low power modes, and improved reliability of warm reboot
  • Improved power consumption by disabling HIPM (Host Initiated Power Management)
  • I have none of these issues so I'm sticking with the 0309 FW.
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20 Oct 2012   #28
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

[QUOTE=Hopalong X;1885216]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post

But to repeat myself - Don't try to rollback the M4 firmware. This is likely to brick your SSD and void your warranty.
Agreed! NEVER, NEVER flash the firmware of any SSD to an old version.

If the SSD won't work for some reason with the new FW and all other fixes to moboard and Windows are exhausted it may be time to contact the SSD manufacturer to RMA the SSD.
Most SSD have at least a 3 year warranty and some are 5 years.

Mike
Fortunately for me, rolling back from this latest firmware 10G to 0F works fine. With the new 10G firmware, my m4 would sometimes not be recognized by the BIOS on boot, like others have experienced.

The improved TRIM response time for the 10G firmware appears to be at the cost of write latency.

If you really want to see some performance improvements, update to the latest official intel RST drivers 11.6.0.1030. My 4k writes improved form low 80 MB/s to 110 MB/s with these.
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20 Oct 2012   #29
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Fortunately for me, rolling back from this latest firmware 10G to 0F works fine. With the new 10G firmware, my m4 would sometimes not be recognized by the BIOS on boot, like others have experienced.

The improved TRIM response time for the 10G firmware appears to be at the cost of write latency.

If you really want to see some performance improvements, update to the latest official intel RST drivers 11.6.0.1030. My 4k writes improved form low 80 MB/s to 110 MB/s with these.
That's good to know. I don't think I'll go near the latest firmware and stick with 000F and probably should have stuck with 0309.
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20 Oct 2012   #30
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I have 3 Crucial SSD's and I flashed the updated firmware on two of them with ease but the one in my main rig wouldn't even with unhooking all other drives it still wasn't being seen by the firmware. So I had to remove it and place it in my laptop and bing, bang, boom.....done and then placed it back in my main rig. I also picked up speed in WEI but it never seemed to slow down in real life.
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