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AData posted their firmware upgrade tool, along with firmware 3.4.6 on 1/4/11. Just a heads up for anyone with an S599!

http://www.adata.com.tw/index.php?action=product_download&cid=3&piid=33


I've just upgraded, and I'm hoping that it resolves an issue I've had with my computer randomly rebooting since installing the SSD. I don't think the issue could possibly be anything besides the SSD, as I've had this issue both before and after I upgraded my processor, motherboard, and ram. What happens is, the computer will randomly restart, start to boot up again, but get stuck at "Loading Operating System". From there I will have to turn it off using the power button, and turn it back on again at which point it boots into Windows again no problem.wth.gif
Edited by Redmist - 1/8/11 at 10:22am
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How did the update go? I noticed this firmware on the ADATA site earlier and was wondering whether it might be worth doing at some stage?
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The update went very smooth, the tool was easy to use, and it fixed the problem that I was having. It's probably not necessary if you aren't having any problems, but it can't hurt as long as the update goes okay.
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Yea I find if I restart my PC rather than shutdown it brings up the windows logo then goes to a grey background and hangs. Ive not waited more than 10 mins (maybe I should just to see if it eventually loads windows but I also have a HDD with bad sectors that needs replacing so maybe this is the culprit).

Anyway, if I do decide to upgrade you just do this upgrade in Windows yea?
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The SSD used to crash every week. Since the firmware upgrade two months ago, it has only crashed once.

It does not solve the performance degrade over time. After two weeks of normal use, mine has write capped at 64MB/s even though TRIM is enabled. The only way I can restore performance is to issue an ATA secure erase.

I've just visited their website and find that the firmware has disappeared. Hopefully they're pushing out a new version.
post #6 of 10
As far as I know 64MB/sec is about right for the s599, not sure what throughput you're looking to get out of this drive.

For the s599 owners, is it normal to read temperatures of 47C? Or is this some sort of odd glitch?
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Originally Posted by ocpokey;12772988 
For the s599 owners, is it normal to read temperatures of 47C? Or is this some sort of odd glitch?

Last time I looked my SSD temp was about 35c? What are you using to measure the temp?
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Just bought this SSD from Newegg... Thanks for the heads up on the update, I will do it as soon as I get it. smile.gif
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ocpokey;12772988 
As far as I know 64MB/sec is about right for the s599, not sure what throughput you're looking to get out of this drive.

For the s599 owners, is it normal to read temperatures of 47C? Or is this some sort of odd glitch?

According to CrystalDiskMark, the write speed (for incompressible data) is slightly above 100MB/s for one to two weeks after secure erase. True for both random and sequential writes.

Mine has an even higher reported temperature smile.gif

Since the firmware upgrade it has always reported 71C, although the real temperature is more likely in the thirties.
post #10 of 10
I've got two of the Microcenter-branded S599's in RAID 0. Two things:
1) How do i check the firmware version on the drives
2) Is it possible to flash the SSD's while they are still in a RAID 0 without losing everything?

thanks,
atek3

PS I've also been unable to access AData's site to retrieve the new firmware, is it mirrored elsewhere?
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