04-20-2014 01:28 PM
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04-20-2014 04:44 PM
The V4 and the M series drives have little in common so a tip for one wouldn't be relevant to the other. For starters, the M series firmwares aren't destructive to data.
It's not necasarily your SSD at fault. The M4 has no power loss protection and can 'disappear' from your system in the event of a power loss or severe crash. It can be recovered like so: http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD
So it's possible the crash took out your drive rather than your drive caused the crash.
04-20-2014 05:11 PM - edited 04-20-2014 05:14 PM
04-21-2014 12:40 AM
I can recall that 010G were causing disappearing problems for some number of users so it would be worth trying the latest 070H I guess.
04-21-2014 09:17 AM
After performing a "power cycle", my SSD is alive and kicking! Really glad it was just that and not actually dying. Performing a power cycle is a fairly easy process. All you need to do is the following:
1. Shut down your Macbook.
2. Plug it in electricity, turn it on and leave it alone for 20 mins while the gray folder with the question mark is flashing.
3. Shut down your Macbook.
4. Unscrew the back of your Macbook and disconnect your SSD from the SATA cable for 30 secs.
5. Connect it back to the SATA cable, put the back plate of your Macbook back on and turn on the Macbook.
6. It booted again for me.
Also, I updated my SSD firmware from 010G to 070H just to be on the safe side. I hope I won't ever have to do the power cycle again.
04-23-2014 01:41 AM
Hmm... I would probably check the SMART data first but I am not sure how to do it under Mac OS.