Crucial Releases m4 SSD Performance Firmware Update
Specifically, FW 0009 will eliminate an issue wherein drives experience intermittent failures in cold boot ups on some host systems, and it will also compensate for some SATA-II chipset/SATA-III device speed negotiation issues.
With the new update, the m4 SSDs will also get a 20% boost in sequential read speeds, better PCMark Vantage scores (and the associated real-world performance gains, we presume), better throughput performance, improved write latency, better compatibility with newer chipsets, and faster boot times.
If you’re a Crucial m4 SSD user, pop over to the Crucial forums to
We’re going to benchmark our m4 SDD with the new firmware and let Hot Hardware readers know when we have some numbers to share.