Crucial M4 SSD firmware 0009 available

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  1. Tutorer macrumors member

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    The supplied update guide PDF is unreadable for me with Preview but readable with Adobe Acrobat.


    http://www.crucial.com/eu/support/firmware.aspx

    Release Date: 08/25/2011

    Change Log:
    • Changes made in version 0002 (m4 can be updated to revision 0009 directly from either revision 0001 or 0002)
    • Improved throughput performance.
    • Increase in PCMark Vantage benchmark score, resulting in improved user experience in most operating systems.
    • Improved write latency for better performance under heavy write workloads.
    • Faster boot up times.
    • Improved compatibility with latest chipsets.
    • Compensation for SATA speed negotiation issues between some SATA-II chipsets and the SATA-III device.
    • Improvement for intermittent failures in cold boot up related to some specific host systems.
     
  2. daneoni macrumors G4

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  3. kart macrumors member

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    Thanks for the update news! Anyone actually used it and whats your verdict over 0002
     
  4. MrJolly macrumors member

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    v2 to v9 that is some jump. I will be upgrading the 256GB SSD in my PC for shivs and giggles over the long forth coming weekend and will give a view. The 512GB running v2 in my MBP will remain at v2 as it works perfectly well for me at present.
     
  5. kart macrumors member

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    I have just downloaded the firmware, and put it onto a CD.
    I have held down option on boot up, but the disc does not come up with the new firmware on it.
    Have tried this on 2 CD's and 1 DVD disc, still won't show. All have had necessary data on each disc. Rang Apple, they couldn't help me..

    Are we sure that this update is compatible with Mac's?
    Because this is very odd. Firmware 0002 was easily installed.

    Anyone have any ideas?
    Thanks
     
  6. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    You did use disk utility to make your cd right?
     
  7. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    My M4 is to arrive today. Last night I used Toast Data option to burn 009 to CD.

    Will that work or do I have to use disk Utility?

    I have new 2011 MBP 13"

    Thx
     
  8. mankymanning macrumors regular

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  9. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    I will do fresh install of OSX since its a new MBP

    Bob
     
  10. Tolien macrumors member

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    No. You should backup beforehand though, just in case.
     
  11. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'm having the same issue. Can't get my computer to boot from the CD.
     
  12. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    If my M4 has firmware 001 can I still install OSX and then go back to update firmware?
     
  13. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    I've been told to install the firmware first, then format the drive and let it idle for a while, then install OS X.
     
  14. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    After installing SSD, do I reboot with Firmware cd in drive and hold down "C"?

    Thx
     
  15. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah the Firmware has its own little OS, so you can update the Firmware on the SSD even though you haven't done anything with it.
     
  16. bakura macrumors member

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    I have installed the new firmware on my iMac, no problem. Just burn the ISO using Disk Utility, reboot and then press Alt when the sound appears, so that you can boot on the disk (which is called... Windows :D).

    The boot is faster (I don't even see the circle), and transfer rates slightly higher on benchmarks, but honestly I don't really think I will see any difference in real usage.
     
  17. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    I hope down Option key and all I get is the image of my disk.
     
  18. daneoni, Aug 26, 2011
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    daneoni macrumors G4

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    Just ran the update and everything was smooth sailing.
     

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  19. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    Damn -- all I hope is that this release fixes the kinks for me.
     
  20. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    I installed my new M4 128 ssd. I was able to update firmware from 001 to 009.

    Having trouble now install OSX? Just get the apple logo while booting.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Bob
     
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  23. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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    Was this drive brand new? Or did you already have the OS installed?

    I encountered the same thing when my drive was new, but i just used DiskUtility and reformatted the drive and it was all good after that.

    I just updated from 0002 to 0009 with Lion already on it and had 0 problems.
    But if its a blank drive, do what I mentioned above, nearly positive you'll have no more issues.
     
  24. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    All is well - Lion did install fine.

    Thanks!
     
  25. ibarnett macrumors regular

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    Try holding C instead.
     

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