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Kilobyte Kid
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m4 Firmware Update not possible!

Hello everybody

 

My M4 SSD is still on Firmware 0009, so I got this really annoying bug by which I cet Bluescreens all the time, so i tried to update the Firmware. But this isn't working. The Updater Software and the manuel way both can't find the SSD. I'm actually quit **bleep**, because i'm working on this for hours now and it just isn't working at all.

 

How can I get this update on my SSD?

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Greetings

JEDEC Jedi
targetbsp
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Re: m4 Firmware Update not possible!

General diagnostic tips for a drive firmware not working:

Use the manual boot file rather than the Windows one

Make sure the SSD is in your first (lowest numbered) sata port

Disconnect all other unneeded drives (except the CD drive if you are booting from it)

Switch between AHCI and IDE - both should work but some motherboards will only update using one or the other.  Remember which one it was originally on because Windows won't work again until you switch it back.

Sometimes it won't update all the way from a very old firmware to the newest and you have to use an inbetween version first.

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Re: m4 Firmware Update not possible!

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I've tried all of them befor writing here, none worked. But i realized that in the BIOS the SSD is also not recognized, may that be the problem? And how to solve this?

 

Also there is something strange when I tried the old version, it never brought the message that there is no eligible ssd, it's just searching SSD's for ages but never give any respond...

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Re: m4 Firmware Update not possible!

Do you have a thid party sata controller built into your motherboard?  I seem to recall some Gigabyte users having to disable their marvell sata ports in the BIOS before the update would work.

 

Beyond that, I'm out of ideas other than updating it using a different PC.

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Re: m4 Firmware Update not possible!

Dunno. I use an Asus P8P67 Motherboard, but I have no clue about any third party SATA Controller.

 

Maybe I could give it a try on another PC later on today, but I need to wait till someone with one is at home...

Since I have Windows installed on the SSD, aren't there problems when it is used on another PC?

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Re: m4 Firmware Update not possible!

It'll be fine using the boot cd method.  I'm sure Windows wouldn't like being booted so the Windows method would be out.

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Re: m4 Firmware Update not possible!

It worked with another PC. Thanks

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Re: m4 Firmware Update not possible!

Glad you got it sorted. :smileyhappy:

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