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I just downloaded firmware upgrade again. To burn the CD I double clicked on the .ISO file. A burning program that came with my MOBO called Power2Go started up and burned the CD. Leaving the boot CD in the drive, I disconnected the ssd in drive 1 and left the ssd in drive 0 connected. I rebooted my computer, went into the EFI/BIOS set to IDE-Compatibility, set my boot option #1 to the optical drive (was already there), and disabled the boot option #2. I then saved and reset. The computer booted up from the CD I got he crucial splash logo then quite a few lines of information went flying by. The screen changed to across the top reading please read all documentaion accompanied with this program (or something similar) and that was surrounded by asterisks (*). Beneath that it reads "Finding drives..." I let it stay like that for about 10 mins and nothing happened. I then disconnected drive 0 and reconnected drive 1 then rebooted and got the same result for 10 mins. What am I doing wrong?
OK, let's try one more. Make sure when you open the firmware file before you burn it extract it using a zip program such as 7-Zip (http://www.7-zip.org/). After you unzip it look for the .iso file only (I mean... .iso file only). Burn the .iso file to the writable disk only.

If this upgrade fails, try ressing the BIOS by pressing the clear CMOS button then set the BIOS again for M4 firmware upgrade.
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Hey I have exactly two of those and I was able to one by one get the utility to check them. The thing is nothing was updated because my SSDs already have the 0009 firmware (bought them recently). My BIOS settings were as follows:
-IDE
-Legacy Mode
-Disabled onboard SATAIII controller

Oh ya btw, talking about onboard SATA6 controllers, if you have anything but a motherboard with native SATA6 support (such as Z68), don't use those ports for your SSDs, not only the performance will suck more than the Intel SATA3 but the firmware updater will probably not even be able to check those ports. So make sure your SSDs are plugged into good old SATAII ports.
    
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When I updated my firmware for my SSD it couldnt locate the drive until I ran the program as administrator, might want to try that if you havent already.
right click, run as adminstrator
Didnt read the whole thread but if your upgrading firmware in windows this might help.
It really doesn't matter hence you're updating the firmware in a non-Windows environment (during boot up &/or before the OS is loaded).
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Hey I have exactly two of those and I was able to one by one get the utility to check them. The thing is nothing was updated because my SSDs already have the 0009 firmware (bought them recently). My BIOS settings were as follows:
-IDE
-Legacy Mode
-Disabled onboard SATAIII controller

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Aha, this could be . I failed to ask him to check what firmware version that he has on his SSD.
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It really doesn't matter hence you're updating the firmware in a non-Windows environment (during boot up &/or before the OS is loaded).
Yeah I see this now.
Only mentioned it because yesterday I had a hell of a time updating mine until I did this lol.
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Hey I have exactly two of those and I was able to one by one get the utility to check them. The thing is nothing was updated because my SSDs already have the 0009 firmware (bought them recently). My BIOS settings were as follows:
-IDE
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-Disabled onboard SATAIII controller

Oh ya btw, talking about onboard SATA6 controllers, if you have anything but a motherboard with native SATA6 support (such as Z68), don't use those ports for your SSDs, not only the performance will suck more than the Intel SATA3 but the firmware updater will probably not even be able to check those ports. So make sure your SSDs are plugged into good old SATAII ports.
I do have a z68 board. I have two Intel sata iii and two marvell sata iii ports. I tried connecting the ssd to the sata ii ports (drives 2 and 3) and got the same result. My bios settings were the same except for disabling the sata iii controller. Is this my problem?
How do I check my firmware version easily? Kinda sure I have 0002 beacuse I saw something in the time I've been doing this that labeled the ssds as CT128M4SSD2 0002 and I guessed that the 0002 at the end was the firmware version. Is this correct?

Kinda off subject, but should I have the ssd's connected to the Intel or Marvell ports for the best result? I read a forum saying that Marvell was slower when I was researching my build.

Thanks for all the help!
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I do have a z68 board. I have two Intel sata iii and two marvell sata iii ports. I tried connecting the ssd to the sata ii ports (drives 2 and 3) and got the same result. My bios settings were the same except for disabling the sata iii controller. Is this my problem?
How do I check my firmware version easily? Kinda sure I have 0002 beacuse I saw something in the time I've been doing this that labeled the ssds as CT128M4SSD2 0002 and I guessed that the 0002 at the end was the firmware version. Is this correct?

Kinda off subject, but should I have the ssd's connected to the Intel or Marvell ports for the best result? I read a forum saying that Marvell was slower when I was researching my build.

Thanks for all the help!
Check the back of the M4 SSD. The firmware version info should be written in there.
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Check the back of the M4 SSD. The firmware version info should be written in there.
Firmware Rev. 0002
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OK, let's try one more. Make sure when you open the firmware file before you burn it extract it using a zip program such as 7-Zip (http://www.7-zip.org/). After you unzip it look for the .iso file only (I mean... .iso file only). Burn the .iso file to the writable disk only.

If this upgrade fails, try ressing the BIOS by pressing the clear CMOS button then set the BIOS again for M4 firmware upgrade.
Burned a CD by dragging and dropping the .ISO file and the disk created was not a bootable disk

Cleared the CMOS resetup the bios and got "Finding drives" yet again.
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Burned a CD by dragging and dropping the .ISO file and the disk created was not a bootable disk

Cleared the CMOS resetup the bios and got "Finding drives" yet again.
Don't by any means drag & drop the .iso file. It's not the proper way of burning a file to a writable CD.
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