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Crucial Memory SSD Firmware Updates Now Available
« on: October 29, 2009, 06:03:21 AM »
I just received an email from Crucial Technology and they have been working on some firmware enhancements since we reviewed the Crucial CT128M225 128GB MLC SSD.  Below is a copy of the email with some handy links for those of you that want to update your drives for TRIM support in Windows 7.

We’ve had many inquiries in the recent past about the availability of a Crucial SSD firmware update. I’m pleased to report that after much testing and evaluation within our Crucial Performance Lab, firmware 1819, with support for the TRIM command in Windows 7, is now available at:
http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx

If your Crucial M225 Solid-State Drive has firmware 1711, you must first revert back to the 1571 firmware prior to updating to the new 1819 firmware version. Instructions and the 1571 firmware are available on the Crucial.com support page as well.


Additionally, on the support page we have a boot from CD option that is an ISO image. The ISO image contains the Firmware update and FreeDOS, which works when updating Mac systems.

The Crucial Performance Lab is still actively evaluating the “idle time Garbage Collection support” in the firmware. We currently do not have a date for when we will release a similar firmware update. However, as soon as it is available, we will post updates to the Crucial.com support page.

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Re: Crucial Memory SSD Firmware Updates Now Available
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009, 05:32:48 PM »
hopefully their TRIM firmware update don't suffer from the same issues that Intel had with the X25-M drives recently. Other than that, TRIM seems very promising! can't wait until prices drop on the new Kingston 40Gb drives so I can skip RAID altogether.