Firmware Update for Crucial M4 SSD Includes Fix for BSOD Issue

Pulkit Chandna

What is it with SATA 6Gb/s SSDs and blue screen of death (BSOD) errors? First it was only SSDs with the SandForce SF-2000 series controller that were making users feel blue, but earlier this month Crucial also acknowledged a BSOD issue of its own. A firmware bug was found to be causing the company’s M4 SSD to restart every hour “after approximately 5,000 hours of actual ‘on time’ use.” The company promised a firmware update to rectify the problem sometime during the week of January 16, 2012. That firmware update is now available.

In fact, the update has been available for a few days now, having been released on January 13, 2012. Apparently, Crucial managed to get it out ahead of schedule. Even though the company says this firmware update is “strongly recommended”, it wants you to avoid it if you are using a SAS Expander and instead wait for a separate firmware update. You can download the new firmware (version 0309) here .

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