Hello new firmware. Me and my M4 drive have been waiting for you.
ps. For those other M4 users who are planning on updating the firmware, the install requires a blank CD and the ability to burn an ISO. Unfortunately, no USB pen drive option. Also, use a CD, not a DVD. I used a blank DVD at first and ran into some issues.
Isn't this old news? I thought I read about it some time ago.
Depends on what you consider old news??
Crucial made note of the issue around the first part of January on their forum and provided the firmware update a week or so ago, so in that sense it is old news. Crucial kept the firmware update kind of quite (meaning no Press Releases or such), so unless you were looking for it, you might have missed it, so in that sense it is new news for some.
[citation][nom]alidan[/nom]did hdds ever have these firmware problems?[/citation]
Yes they do.
[citation][nom]dormantreign[/nom]Ill stick with Mechanical....Tried & Proven.[/citation]
And mechanical HDD can have mechanical failures in addition to firmware problems.
SSD do not have mechanical failures and they are faster.
I was having this BSOD problem and realised quite quickly that the cause was probably my M4 as it wasn't being detected on reboot. I just updated the firmware from version 0001 directly to 010G and this not only solved the BSOD problem, but my PC now boots twice as fast! The really great thing is that Crucial now provides a Windows updater for this that doesn't even require a boot disc to be created. One slight problem was that I also have a C300 SSD connected to my system and this initially seemed to confuse the updater, so I temporarily disconnected the C300 whilst I ran the updater again. Job done!
Oke for everyone trying to update the firmware but is not able to detect your SSD, I've got a solution that worked for me.
Here are my specs:
SSD: Crucial m4 2.5-inch SSD it's the 128gb version
First of all I tried to update from USB and from Windows. Both didn't work I tried firmware 0309, 0009 and 010G. After a long search I decided to run 000F, which removes the 5000+ hour powersafe state. So I recommend 000F over the rest of the firmwares.
So what I did was:
1. Go to your bios and set your drives to AHCI (Instead of IDE).
2. Restart you computer and boot the firmware from your USB, now it should be able to run.
3. Go to your bios and set your drives back to IDE, I atleast I had to do this. (I got a bluescreen running in AHCI, so I couldn't start windows at all).
Even though I solved my BSOD problem by updating the firmware to 010G, for the last couple of weeks I have been unable to get my BIOS to detect my M4 AT ALL. I have tried all the suggested solutions I could find here on Tom's Hardware and on Crucial's own forum, including the following
Running a power cycle (disconnecting SATA data connection and powering on SSD for 30 minutes).
Doing the above for 30 HOURS to allow for file "garbage collection" to take place.
Connecting the SSD to alternative SATA ports, including one driven by a Marvel controller on the mobo.
Changing SATA mode in BIOS from AHCI to IDE.
As my M4 is my boot drive, I have been unable to start my PC and am having to type this on an old PC I had lying around. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I have no other ideas, and I really don't want to have to replace my M4 and loose data and have to reinstall everything.