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Windows 7: SSD stopped being recognized

13 Mar 2012   #21
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I think i am going to hold on this update. Last time i tried updating the firmware i killed my drive. I still have 5000 hours to go


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13 Mar 2012   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The update is actually very, very simple. Hard to make a mistake.
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13 Mar 2012   #23
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I think i am going to hold on this update. Last time i tried updating the firmware i killed my drive. I still have 5000 hours to go
Hey AlexRD, go here ATTENTION Crucial M4 SSD owners and read forward. As you'll see there was a bunch of us who updated successfully with a burn to a CD of the firmware. With the 0309 FW there is no need to first switch the drive mode to IDE in BIOS. I did it on a bare, new drive and it took all of 2 minutes. WHS and others had Win 7 on their drives. As always, I recommend have a way back if thing go bad, but none were reported with this process, that is make an image now or have you files backed up on some separate media.
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15 Mar 2012   #24
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So, this problem came back today.
I am going to try the power cycle again, but i am wondering what could cause this problem?

Thanks,
Alex
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15 Mar 2012   #25
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you run from a spinner does everything work fine? (albeit slower!)
You have a relatively expensive SSD based on your specs. I'd RMA it if that's an option.

One additional thing ...based on little data I wonder if the Crucial M4s and ASUS Z68 motherboards may have a bit of an issue. My 4K-64 speeds are lower than expected even after a secure erase of the SSD. Another member reports declining performance over time.
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15 Mar 2012   #26
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
So, this problem came back today.
I am going to try the power cycle again, but i am wondering what could cause this problem?

Thanks,
Alex
I suspect the SSD is failing.
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15 Mar 2012   #27
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I guess i am going to update the firmware to 309 and hope for the best
At least this time i will get to do a full backup
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15 Mar 2012   #28
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

A personal view:
You say your 512GB SSD is ~1 month old. The 0309 firmware upgrade was more to do with the 5000 hour issue. I'd send it back for a replacement.
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15 Mar 2012   #29
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It seems unlikely to me that only one change was made between 0009 and 0309.
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15 Mar 2012   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In any case it does not hurt to try 0309. It is dead simple to do.
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