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Should I update the FW on my C300?

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So I have had this C300 for quite a while. I am on firmware 002. Never updated it. Just ran AS SSD. Haven't done it for a year or something. And my writes are only at 30mb/s.

Now the SSD only has like 3gb's available. So I am hoping that is the issue. Any thoughts?
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Going by some comments in the crucial forum, didn't 0006 firmware make the performance better with a full(er) drive compared to 0002 and then 0007 fixed the hanging issues.
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There are very few reasons not to upgrade to be honest. I felt that 0007 did improve performance under heavy read/write load over 0002 when I had my C300. I say update.
post #4 of 7
Update and secure erase and reinstall.

You will be better off with more than only 3GB free space too. It helps with wear leveling.
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Thanks guys. I just want to confirm is it ok to go straight to the newest FW. Or should I go in steps. Never secure erased either a little nervous.
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Thanks guys. I just want to confirm is it ok to go straight to the newest FW. Or should I go in steps. Never secure erased either a little nervous.

You should be fine going straight to the latest. Just follow the crucial guide they provide with the firmware and it should work just fine smile.gif
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Thanks guys. I just want to confirm is it ok to go straight to the newest FW. Or should I go in steps. Never secure erased either a little nervous.

You should be fine going straight to the latest. Just follow the crucial guide they provide with the firmware and it should work just fine smile.gif

Ok thanks a lot. +rep folks.
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