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Crucial m4 firmware update 070H (04/02/2013)

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http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
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Release Date: 04/02/2013
Firmware 070H is recommended for anyone currently running 040H or previous firmware releases. It includes incremental improvements and refinements over these versions which may improve the overall user experience.
Like recent firmware versions, version 070H has improvements over versions 000F which are specific for Windows 8 and new UltraBook systems, although systems running Windows 7 and other operating systems may also see improvements. Any m4 firmware version will function normally in Windows 8, even without these performance improvements.
The following is a summary of changes between 040H and 070H, which are independent of operating system:
Resolved a power-up timing issue that could result in a drive hang, resulting in an inability to communicate with the host computer. The hang condition would typically occur during power-up or resume from Sleep or Hibernate. Most often, a new power cycle will clear the condition and allow normal operations to continue. The failure mode has only been observed in factory test. The failure mode is believed to have been contained to the factory. This fix is being implemented for all new builds, for all form factors, as a precautionary measure. The fix may be implemented in the field, as desired, to prevent occurrence of this boot-time failure. To date, no known field returns have been shown to be related to this issue. A failure of this type would typically be recoverable by a system reset.
Additional details can be found in the firmware guide.
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Wow! I'm still on 0309!!!!!redface.gif
 
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Wow! I'm still on 0309!!!!!redface.gif

You're in for a treat, because I believe the firmware after that improves performance significantly.
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Its not truth and you are misleading people for the fact that you can check on the world wide web.Only 0009 firmware did improve performance,firmware after that was 0309 and that was firmware that fix 5200 bug so people need to update that firmware.Every firmware after 0309 in fact did lowered the performance by raising access time for writes to 0.400.
I am still on 0309 and i have no plan to go up with firmwares and there is no reason for people that have stable systems on 0309 to go forward with updates.
With this latest i would wait at least 7 days to see what people talking.
Edited by Unit Igor - 4/2/13 at 11:00pm
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Its not truth and you are misleading people for the fact that you can check on the world wide web.Only 0009 firmware did improve performance,firmware after that was 0309 and that was firmware that fix 5200 bug so people need to update that firmware.Every firmware after 0309 in fact did lowered the performance by raising access time for writes to 0.400.
I am still on 0309 and i have no plan to go up with firmwares and there is no reason for people that have stable systems on 0309 to go forward with updates.
With this latest i would wait at least 7 days to see what people talking.

According to the official Crucial tech support forums, 000F did in fact increase performance.
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Resolved a power-up timing issue that could result in a drive hang, resulting in an inability to communicate with the host computer.

Finally, this happened to me so many times. Definitely upgrading!
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Nice find, definitely need this, kept getting random hang ups at power up, hopefully this will fix it, rep+
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According to the official Crucial tech support forums, 000F did in fact increase performance.
There is nothing for me "According to the official Crucial tech support forums".I tested all firmwares and i am back on 0309.
You have a little lower scores on 000F


Then you have a little bigger scores on 000F

Then you have about same

So according to people crucial has nothing
In fact you just write in google,firmware vs.firmware,let say 0309 vs. 000F
By the way,why didnt we see your result from updating to 070H wink.gif
Edited by Unit Igor - 4/7/13 at 12:09am
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I just updated using the Windows 7 tool from Crucials website.

Running the .exe from my D:/ drive caused bootmgr errors upon restart.

Running it from C:/ updated fine.

Not sure what's up with that, just putting this here in case anyone else has similar problems.
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I love that Crucial are still updating my M4 quite regularly, will grab this as soon as I get home.

Thanks for the heads up thumb.gif
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