04-02-2018 09:29 AM
Since CSE is java, why isn't it available for linux? java is cross platform. I know there's bootable media for firmware updates but if the CSE was developed as a portable linux application (maybe flatpak or snap) it would be fantastic.
04-02-2018 10:45 AM - edited 04-02-2018 12:51 PM
Try Micron Storage Executive Command Line Interface. (Crucial is owned by Micron.)
04-05-2018 12:39 AM
Actually, looking at the supported product list for the linked to Micron storage executive I don't think it will work unfortunately. Maybe someone from crucial can clarify the drive support state?I have an MX300 and an MX500 not the Micron products listed.
04-05-2018 05:28 AM
Someone has used it before on the MX300 and explains how to get it to list support drives so you can check before doing anything:
04-05-2018 04:06 PM
Thanks very much for the extra reference material and all your valued input. It may work okay for the MX300 I own too but I'd still not rather risk it without consulting Crucial support first though just because A N Other forum user said it worked okay for them. There's especially no guarantee my MX500 SSD would react well as it has different controller hardware. I'm being very cautious about this as I can't really afford to brick the SSD drives, voiding any warranty by using a parent company tool not intended for them and then have to purchase replacements.
04-05-2018 11:16 PM
Looking back through the thread you didn't especially need it now anyway right? You were just planning ahead for firmware updates?
It's not necasary for that. The firmwares will be available in an OS independant format here: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/support-ssd-firmware
04-06-2018 03:53 AM - edited 04-06-2018 04:14 AM
that's part of the reason I was after it but also for a maintenance point of view. I'd like to be able to monitor the drive properly rather than relying on hdparm and smartmontools which don't seem to be able to communicate with it properly at present.
I missed this on the same page. It's not password protected like the command line client is, i'll check it out and post what happens.
04-06-2018 04:23 AM - edited 04-06-2018 04:50 AM
That went well, I've got 64-bit GNU/linux but clearly it's not Arch they had in mind.
Warning -You are trying to install this product on an unsupported operating system. The installer will exit.
EDIT - I have the CLI version working. It's detecting the MX500 drive okay
[Aures msecli_Linux_64bit]# ./msecli -L Device Name : /dev/sda Model No : CT500MX500SSD1 Serial No : read okay but not posting that on the forum FW-Rev : M3CR010 Total Size : 500.11GB Drive Status : Drive is in good health Sata Link Speed : Gen3 (6.0 Gbps) Sata Link Max Speed : Gen3 (6.0 Gbps) Temp(C) : 24 Drive information is retrieved successfully CMD_STATUS : Success STATUS_CODE : 0 Copyright (C) 2017 Micron Technology, Inc. [Aures msecli_Linux_64bit]# ./msecli -L -d -n /dev/sda Device Name : /dev/sda Total Size : 500.11GB Drive Status : Drive is in good health SMARTEnabled : Yes Est. Life Remaining : 100% TCG Status : Not Supported Native Max LBA : 976773167 Device Name : /dev/sda Listing the detailed drive information is retrieved successfully CMD_STATUS : Success STATUS_CODE : 0 Copyright (C) 2017 Micron Technology, Inc.
04-09-2018 02:25 AM
here's an interesting one, for the MX500 500GB drive hdparm reports 976773168 user addressable sectors (LBA48 value) and msecli 976773167 as native. not that one sector makes much difference it just seems a bit strange. I haven't compared the values for the MX300 525GB but am guessing similar behaviour for that too.