New Crucial M4 SSD firmware out: 010G
A lot of you have the M4 so I thought I'd post this.
The firmware is mostly catered towards Windows 8, so if you are on 7 then you won't see much improvement, if at all.
Version 010G includes the following changes:
Improved Trim response time
Improved power-on-to-ready time (known as POR, or TTR for Time-to-ready)
Improved resume-time from low power modes, and improved reliability of warm reboot
Improved power consumption by disabling HIPM (Host Initiated Power Management)
Additional details can be found in the firmware guide
Firmware Release Notes
Firmware for the m4 SSD is being updated from version 000F
Firmware 010G is optional for anyone currently running 000F,
as it includes incremental improvements and refinements over
these versions, but recommended if the user is experiencing
issues with the current firmware.
Firmware version 010G includes improvements which are
specific for Windows 8 and new UltraBook systems, although
Windows 7 and other operating systems and computer
platforms may also see improvements. Any m4 firmware
version will function normally in Windows 8. However, the
following improvements were made to meet new certification
requirements for this operating system:
Improvements for Windows 8
• Improved Time-to-ready (“TTR”) after a clean power
cycle. TTR is now less than 850 milliseconds for all
capacity points. A “clean power cycle” is defined as
a power off and power on sequence which follows a
STANDBY IMMEDIATE command sent by the host and
acknowledged by the SSD. STANDBY IMMEDIATE is
typically sent during a normal operating system Shut
• This change also improves resume-from-sleep time to
meet new Windows 8 requirements.
• Trim response time is reduced from 50ms to 20ms
Power consumption improvements for some notebook
• HIPM (Host Initiated Power Management) is no longer
supported. In some notebook computers HIPM can
interfere with the SSD’s ability to get into and stay in
low power modes using DIPM (Device Initiated Power
Management). Using DIPM alone is the most efficient
method to conserve SSD power.
• SATA pin 11 (Device Activity Signal) is electrically isolated
from the host when the SSD is in low power modes.
This eliminates a potential leakage path which could
draw unnecessary power while the SSD is in sleep or
hibernate. This does not affect most computer systems
This firmware has issues with UEFI BIOSes.
Originally Posted by aayman
Still haven't updated, but yeah, what issues?
Mine's got UEFi and all...
OMFG! I just updated to it few minutes ago!
ya what issues???!!!
It seems that after reaching a certain amount of usage, if you do a hard reset, the SSD is not detected by the motherboard.
I just read about it couple of hours ago, and Vanguard repped me and reminded me that I should post it here as well.
I dont have UEFI bios, so i guess it wont cause any prob to me, right? :/
Originally Posted by aayman
Yeahhhhh, I'm gonna hold off then.
This is silly.
Crucial's rep for stability just tanked lol.
Rebooted 10-15 times already. My boot up time decreased. So far so good.
Oh well, I better wait for a stable release.
My AS SSD Benchmark score increased after this update. I guess if i had Win 8, the score would be even more.
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