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M4 firmware 0309 is now available

Revision Firmware 0309 is now available. This firmware resolves the issue where a m4 SSD required restarts after approximately 5,000 hours of actual “on time” use. 

 

If you are using a SAS Expander please do not download this Firmware. We are working on a Firmware Update that will work in these applications. We do not have a ETA for this right now.

 

http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx

 

Release Date: 01/13/2012
Change Log:
  • Changes made in version 0002 (m4 can be updated to revision 0309 directly from either revision 0001, 0002, or 0009)
  • Correct a condition where an incorrect response to a SMART counter will cause the m4 drive to become unresponsive after 5184 hours of Power-on time. The drive will recover after a power cycle, however, this failure will repeat once per hour after reaching this point. The condition will allow the end user to successfully update firmware, and poses no risk to user or system data stored on the drive.
This firmware update is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for drives in the field. Although the failure mode due to the SMART Power On Hours counter poses no risk to saved user data, the failure mode can become repetitive, and pose a nuisance to the end user. If the end user has not yet observed this failure mode, this update is required to prevent it from happening.

If you are using a SAS Expander please do not download this Firmware. As soon as we have a Firmware Update that will work in these applications we will release it.

 

Please leave your feedback here. 

 

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Re: M4 firmware 0309 is now available

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Re: M4 firmware 0309 is now available

in reply to Crucial_Guru

Yay! ))

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gdahlm
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Re: M4 firmware 0309 is now available

in reply to Crucial_Guru

This says it does not work with SAS expanders, will it work with direct attached SAS controllers  that do not go through an expander e.g. the the LSI MPT?

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csm725
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Re: M4 firmware 0309 is now available

in reply to gdahlm

In previous FW updates (0009) we had to change mode to IDE. I didn't see that step mentioned in the 0309 guide.

Should we still change mode to IDE or is this for some reason not necessary when updating to 0309?

Cheers.

Kilobyte Kid
gdahlm
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Re: M4 firmware 0309 is now available

in reply to csm725

csm725,

 

I just updated 4 in AHCI mode and it worked fine.

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csm725
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Re: M4 firmware 0309 is now available

in reply to gdahlm

You have 4 m4's? Lol, cool. Updating in a min. Will let you guys know.

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csm725
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Re: M4 firmware 0309 is now available

in reply to csm725

Couldn't find the edit post option, but I am running 0309 now, works good.

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targetbsp
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Re: M4 firmware 0309 is now available

in reply to csm725

csm725 wrote:

In previous FW updates (0009) we had to change mode to IDE. I didn't see that step mentioned in the 0309 guide.

Should we still change mode to IDE or is this for some reason not necessary when updating to 0309?

Cheers.


Despite what the guide said, 0009 didn't need IDE either. :smileyhappy:

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Re: M4 firmware 0309 is now available

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Cool... :smileyhappy:

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