10-17-2018 12:47 PM
I purchased several refurbished Crucal M4 256GB SSD's and put them on the shelf for later usage, recently I started using the drives for different projects and immediately noticed that the Micron Storage Manager nor the Crucial firmware updating utility will recognize the drives as being Micron or Crucial; in several cases I'd like to use momentum cache, although without proper identification, no dice.
Needless to say I have at least eight (8) of these SSD's and have no idea why they're not being recognized as Micron and/or Crucial drives, they simply have the ID of "FCCT256M4SSD1". They're definitely a Crucial product (i.e. purchased direct from Crucial) and I've tested the drives in several different machines, all with the latest motherboard BIOS.
10-17-2018 01:07 PM - edited 10-17-2018 01:07 PM
Storage Executive doesn't support the M4. It's too old a drive model. So Momentum cache won't work on it.
10-17-2018 01:19 PM
Using the bootable ISO's? Been a while since I've used them.
From memory a few things you could try to aid compatibility:
make sure the drive being updated is in the first sata port (typically labelled 0 or 1)
disconnect all other drives (except optical if booting the firmware from it)
trying swapping between IDE and AHCI (should work in either mode on most systems but some only work on one or the other) Note: that after updating the firmware, you need to set it back to what it was original or Windows won't boot.
I've a feeling there were a couple of other tips, I'll post back if I remember them!
10-17-2018 01:20 PM
Note: as long as the firmware is newer than 0009, you should be fine. If it's 0009 or older - that's a bit of a problem!
10-17-2018 01:56 PM
That was the last firmware for the M4 so there's nothing to update