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post #731 of 1783
Okay, finally got my M4 loaded and updated. It arrived with the latest firmware so we're good there. Newegg had the M4 on sale for 129.99 this week and I didn't pick another one up. Still kicking myself for that. But then, that would mean yet another Windows install. And frankly, I'm really tired of loading WIndows every 2-4 weeks. (Thank you OCZ and you too Marvell).

So without furter adieu.

AS-SSDBench.png

What I don't get is that those numbers fall into the averages of what I have seen in this thread, but my Windows loading time isn't all that great. My Solid3's were much faster (maybe because of the RAID setup?) On the other hand, the Crucial is stable.

There will be another M4 in the future. Just waiting for another good deal like the one I passed up on earler.






Edited to correct image error
Edited by Dukman - 3/25/12 at 11:18am
post #732 of 1783
I currently have the 0009 firmware on my m4 and wish to upgrade to the latest firmware which is 0309 I believe. Couple of questions;

Is it ok to update the firmware despite having my OS, apps and games installed (using roughly 70gb out of 128gb)?

When I searched for firmware on crucial ssd support there was m4 2.5-inch (9.5mm) and m4 2.5-inch (7.0mm). Which size is for m4 desktops? Checked the box and couldn't find the size.

One last question, Is it worth upgrading from 0009 / will I notice an improvement in ssd performance?

Thanks guys / girls
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Originally Posted by Dukman View Post

Okay, finally got my M4 loaded and updated. It arrived with the latest firmware so we're good there. Newegg had the M4 on sale for 129.99 this week and I didn't pick another one up. Still kicking myself for that. But then, that would mean yet another Windows install. And frankly, I'm really tired of loading WIndows every 2-4 weeks. (Thank you OCZ and you too Marvell).

So without furter adieu.

AS-SSDBench.png

What I don't get is that those numbers fall into the averages of what I have seen in this thread, but my Windows loading time isn't all that great. My Solid3's were much faster (maybe because of the RAID setup?) On the other hand, the Crucial is stable.

There will be another M4 in the future. Just waiting for another good deal like the one I passed up on earler.

I thik you have power saving features on. if you disable speedstep, c1e, c-states you should get better results.
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I currently have the 0009 firmware on my m4 and wish to upgrade to the latest firmware which is 0309 I believe. Couple of questions;

Is it ok to update the firmware despite having my OS, apps and games installed (using roughly 70gb out of 128gb)?

When I searched for firmware on crucial ssd support there was m4 2.5-inch (9.5mm) and m4 2.5-inch (7.0mm). Which size is for m4 desktops? Checked the box and couldn't find the size.

One last question, Is it worth upgrading from 0009 / will I notice an improvement in ssd performance?

Thanks guys / girls

0309 is for a reboot bug that happens at 5184 hours of on time.

you can update it with the data on the drive fine.

measure your drive to see its size. biggrin.gif
post #734 of 1783
Just bought an 128gb M4 drive that was on sale on NCIX for 159$. It's in the mail and should be here sometime next week.

I'll take pics and add them here when it comes in.
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0309 is for a reboot bug that happens at 5184 hours of on time.
you can update it with the data on the drive fine.
measure your drive to see its size. biggrin.gif

Just installing my M4 now and had the exact same question. Thanks for the answer thumb.gif

@merwan if you don't have any spare CD's lying around, you can also update the firmware using a USB stick.
See this guide for the full instructions, i'm following them right now for my M4.
http://www.storagereview.com/how_upgrade_crucial_ssd_firmware
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Had my M4 256GB for a couple months and it has been great. Much faster than the 7200rpm drive which came with my laptop.

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Yes it will

Thanks for the confirmation. I read that motherboard standoffs are another way to use on both sides of the Crucial M4 SSD (to make it 3.5" - 0.5 inch length for each side) but what thread size is the Crucial M4? Is it size M3?
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