07-08-2018 11:20 AM - edited 07-09-2018 11:04 AM
I noticed something interesting in the S.M.A.R.T data for my Crucial Micron SSD. Inside the SMART data it embedded URLS warning me that my firmware was out of date:
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family: Crucial/Micron RealSSD m4/C400
Device Model: M4-CT512M4SSD2
LU WWN Device Id: 5 00a075 10912e777
Firmware Version: 000F
User Capacity: 512,110,190,592 bytes [512 GB]
Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical
Rotation Rate: Solid State Device
Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is: ACS-2, ATA8-ACS T13/1699-D revision 6
SATA Version is: SATA 3.0, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 3.0 Gb/s)
Local Time is: Wed Jul 31 14:28:10 2013 PDT
==> WARNING: This drive may hang after 5184 hours of power-on time:
See the following web pages for firmware updates:
As you can see, somehow the SSD knew that the firmware is out of date, and even was able to point me to a Tom's Hardware article about the problem.
My question is... how was the SSD able to gather these URLs? Does it have a built-in call-home feature?
07-08-2018 11:28 AM - edited 07-08-2018 11:43 AM
It's far more likely that that is a warning from the program you are using to read the SMART data.