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Windows 7: Crucial m4 SSD FW update 000F

12 Apr 2012   #1

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 
Crucial m4 SSD FW update 000F

April 11,2012

New FW update for m4 "000F".> Crucial.com Product Downloads - Firmware Updates

Some people have been having problems even after the FW0309.
This may help.
Mike

Quote:
Release Date: 04/11/2012

Firmware for the m4 SSD is being updated from version 0309 to 000F. The m4 is updatable to this new firmware starting from versions 0001, 0002, 0009, or 0309 in a single step. If updating from an early version directly to 000F, all interim improvements will also be included (please see Release Notes for version 0002, 0009 and 0309 for details).


Changes between version 0309 and 000F 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.
This firmware update is recommended for all drives currently in the field if the end user is experiencing any of these symptoms



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12 Apr 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks for finding that.
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12 Apr 2012   #3

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

WHS

You are welcome.

It may help the write speed slow downs some are experiencing with this "Improved throughput stability under extremely heavy workloads"
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12 Apr 2012   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Yes thanks Hopalong X I wasn't aware of the 000F firmware release. Has anyone tried it?
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12 Apr 2012   #5

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

Thanks for the notice, Hopalong. Since I'm not using my laptop as much this semester I think I'll let the 64GB M4 in it be the guinea pig. (Otherwise known as A Guy's dog.)
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12 Apr 2012   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You may want to look at my post here before you do
Show us your SSD performance 2
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12 Apr 2012   #7

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

mjf

IMO AS SSD results vary 1-5% even in consecutive runs of the app.
ATTO seems to be more consistent.

Though I agree the FW update obviously did not help on its own.

Just a suggestion but 30-60 minutes of idle might help with the new FW.
This would not help on an Intel but may on the Crucial.

Wish I knew of a solution for you. If I find anything further you will be at the top of my list.
Mike
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12 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I just updated my drive. I havn't experienced any performance lag or any crashes. All systems are go here
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12 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Here is the download page for the M4 2.5 inch: Crucial.com Product Downloads - Firmware Updates
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12 Apr 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
You may want to look at my post here before you do
Show us your SSD performance 2
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.
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