10-27-2013 07:03 AM
It's up to you and nobody would tell you what is best for you In case your firmware is 0309 there is no obligatory update I think.
10-27-2013 07:12 AM
Yeah I think I'd take an "if it ain't broke..." approach if i had 0309. It seemed a pretty solid version that.
10-27-2013 11:10 AM - edited 10-27-2013 11:11 AM
What do you mean? I do not know anything about that. They can improve some things for particular operating systems but in general updates are not OS dedicated - if the drive works fine you can possibly use older firmware 0309 with Windows 8.1 or you can possibly use the latest one 070H with Windows XP.
You have following changelog:
Changes between version 0309 and 0000F include the following changes:
- Improved compatibility with certain SAS expanders and peripheral RAID cards.
- Improved throughput stability under extremely heavy workloads.
- Improved data protection in the event of unexpected, asynchronous power loss.
This firmware update is recommended for all drives currently in the field if the end user is experiencing any of these symptoms.
Version 010G includes the following changes:
- Improved Trim response time
- Improved power-on-to-ready time (known as POR, or TTR for Time-to-ready)
- Improved resume-time from low power modes, and improved reliability of warm reboot
- Improved power consumption by disabling HIPM (Host Initiated Power Management)
Version 040H includes the following changes:
- Improved robustness in the event of an unexpected power loss. Significantly reduces the incidence of long reboot times after an unexpected power loss.
- Corrected minor status reporting error during SMART Drive Self Test execution (does not affect SMART attribute data).
- Streamlined firmware update command for smoother operation in Windows 8.
- Improved wear leveling algorithms to improve data throughput when foreground wear leveling is required.
The following is a summary of changes between 040H and 070H, which are independent of operating system:
- Resolved a power-up timing issue that could result in a drive hang, resulting in an inability to communicate with the host computer. The hang condition would typically occur during power-up or resume from Sleep or Hibernate. Most often, a new power cycle will clear the condition and allow normal operations to continue. The failure mode has only been observed in factory tests. The failure mode is believed to have been contained to the factory. This fix is being implemented for all new builds, for all form factors, as a precautionary measure. The fix may be implemented in the field, as desired, to prevent occurrence of this boot-time failure. To date, no known field returns have been shown to be related to this issue. A failure of this type would typically be recoverable by a system reset.
All details of firmware update notifications are here - http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD
As far as I know it is better to avoid 010G firmware version.
10-29-2013 12:31 PM
Thank you for your detailed response, bogdan. We appreciate it.
10-29-2013 04:56 PM