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    Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Just wondering if 3XS had an official line on this: Crucial M4 firmware update released

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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Hi

    We will be trying the new firmware out this week are you having issues with your SSD?

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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben @ Scan View Post
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    We will be trying the new firmware out this week are you having issues with your SSD?

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    No, all good, just wanted to check what was happening. Would rather install the firmware update *before* it all goes wrong

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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    No, all good, just wanted to check what was happening. Would rather install the firmware update *before* it all goes wrong
    Wouldn't we all

    Might wait and see how the update is before doing it myself, haven't had an issues at all so far. Let's hope it stays that way.

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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Quote Originally Posted by hnosyalnif View Post
    Wouldn't we all

    Might wait and see how the update is before doing it myself, haven't had an issues at all so far. Let's hope it stays that way.
    It will stay that way until your SSD has been in use for about 5000 hours, then it all gets messy. The patch was released to overcome this specific problem.
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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Yeah, I know about the issue, not getting there soon, still 4000 hours to go at least...

    Seeing if the update works then I'll do it.

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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Quote Originally Posted by hnosyalnif View Post
    Yeah, I know about the issue, not getting there soon, still 4000 hours to go at least...

    Seeing if the update works then I'll do it.
    I'm going to run it on mine tomorrow - backup first of course
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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Quote Originally Posted by blueball View Post
    I'm going to run it on mine tomorrow - backup first of course
    Of course. Let me know how it goes, if no issues (don't expect there to be any) let me know, then I'll update later in the week.

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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    i updated both of my drives had no issues before and none since


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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Updated fine although 4k read speed seems to have fallen (half of the 4k write speed!!! Can't remember it being like that before.
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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Hi Guys

    we have been using this firmware and report no issues as yet :-)

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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    You guys use a CD or can you do it from USB? Haven't got any CD's lying around and don't want to use a DVD if I can avoid it.

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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Quote Originally Posted by hnosyalnif View Post
    You guys use a CD or can you do it from USB? Haven't got any CD's lying around and don't want to use a DVD if I can avoid it.
    I did it from CD
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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben @ Scan View Post
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    we have been using this firmware and report no issues as yet :-)

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    So it's approved for installation onto 3XS machines then? I will get onto it if so.

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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    So it's approved for installation onto 3XS machines then? I will get onto it if so.
    SnootyJim, can you do me a favour? Can you run a speed test before and after to see if the 4k reads really do degrade after the update? Would be interested to know as my poor old brain can't remember what speeds were like pre-upgrade
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    Re: Crucial M4 Firmware Update

    Sure, I'll give it a shot.

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