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Kilobyte Kid
Fulby
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Registered: ‎06-19-2013
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PC with M4 128GB freezing up

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I have a 128GB M4 which appears to have a similar freezing issue to that reported by other people. However I have upgraded to 070H and the problem still occurs. Also it doesn't occur after an hour, but normally about 5 minutes after powering up. This starting occurring several months ago but has become more frequent, and happens almost daily now.

 

I have the LPM registry hack (set the DWORDs to 0).

 

The drive has my OS (Windows 7 64-bit) on it.

 

Here is the SMART status:

M4 disk info

 

Is there anything that can be done to fix this or should I return it to Crucial?

 

Thanks,

 

Andrew Campbell

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m0fus
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Re: PC with M4 128GB freezing up

in reply to Fulby

system specs/storage drivers used would be neat to know. can you please post them up?

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Kilobyte Kid
Fulby
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Re: PC with M4 128GB freezing up

in reply to m0fus

The Intel Rapid Storage version is 10.6.0.1002. System specs results from CrucialScan sent as a private message.

 

JEDEC Jedi
bogdan
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Re: PC with M4 128GB freezing up

in reply to Fulby

SMART data looks perfect to me. 

 

Did you try to apply LMP fix for both following branches?
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor\      and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorV\

 

Also this could be completely irrelevant but is it possible that your freezes started after you updated firmware from 000F (or older) to 010G (or newer)?

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Kilobyte Kid
Fulby
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Re: PC with M4 128GB freezing up

in reply to bogdan

Hi, thanks for the reply.

 

I only had the first key, I've added the iaStorV one (only for port 0 which is where the M4 is). I'll see over the next few days if this has fixed the problem.

 

I did upgrade the firmware last year I think but can't remember the versions. I think I was on 0309 before upgrading to 070H a few days ago, so could have upgraded to 0309 from 000F or earlier.

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bogdan
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Re: PC with M4 128GB freezing up

in reply to Fulby

Firmware releases timeline was roughly about this:

01/13/2012 - 0309

04/11/2012 - 000F

09/25/2012 - 010G

12/04/2012 - 040H

04/02/2013 - 070H

 

And I am asking about this transition to 010G (or newer) because 010G firmware introduced some changes in HIPM (Host Initiated Power Management) power options.

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Kilobyte Kid
Fulby
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Re: PC with M4 128GB freezing up

in reply to bogdan

I'm pretty sure I was on 0309 - is there any way now to check? Possibly I downloaded the firmware update but didn't apply it as I wasn't having any problems at the time and didn't want to risk introducing any.

Kilobyte Kid
Fulby
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Re: PC with M4 128GB freezing up

in reply to Fulby

The PC froze up again this morning. m0fus suggested upgrading the MB BIOS which I'll do today.
Should I stay on the 10.X series of the Intel RST or upgrade to the latest?

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targetbsp
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Re: PC with M4 128GB freezing up

in reply to Fulby

Unfortunately it varies from computer to computer I suspect which is best.  I can't use any of the 10's full stop. And 11.5 and later are unstable for me.  So I can only use 9.6, 11 or 11.2 on my computer!

I would imagine that for most people, most versions are fine.  But clearly they're changing stuff that can affect stability for certain systems.

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Kilobyte Kid
Fulby
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Re: PC with M4 128GB freezing up

in reply to targetbsp

I upgraded the BIOS on my Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 motherboard from F6 to F10, and for the last couple of days there haven't been any freezes. If it reoccurs I'll add a reply.

 

For people's information, my Intel RST version is 10.6.0.1002.

 

Thanks for your help everyone.