03-30-2013 02:11 AM - edited 03-30-2013 03:32 AM
What was your firmware before? For 0309 and 000F you could think reflashing back over as they seem to be stable for many users.
You can check the SMART data of your drive, you could screenshot or copy SMART data with this tool. Also you could check system event viewer if there are any errors related to your freezes.
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03-30-2013 04:39 AM
I do not remember which was the version of firmware, it was the stock firmware, perharps 009??.
Here is CrystalDiskInfo screenshot, nothing wrong, isn't it?
It freezes 3 times while I was installing CrystalDiskInfo and writing this post
03-30-2013 05:23 AM
The errors in attribute C7 suggest a cabling problem. Try reseating the drive, and if its a desktop, swapping the sata data cable.
04-02-2013 03:21 AM
I tried using another cable and the problem is the same. The problem happens since I upgraded the firmware version to 040H.
I would try to rollback a old firmware version, perharps 039?
09-09-2013 03:12 PM - edited 09-09-2013 03:15 PM
I just found this and I have two different Crucial M4 64GB SSD drives, both were purchased independently at different times, one at PCMall online the other at microcenter. Both are used as boot disks, one on a MacMini and the other on a PC. The macmini, started freezing early this summer. I thought it may have been the hardware, I reinstalled the OS image from a time machine backup and it froze. New install of Mountain Lion it froze. Just as a test I dusted off a 320GB 7200 RPM drive 2.5" for the mini, did a timemachine restore and boom, rock solid. Its used mainly as my itunes repository for entire house AirPlay. So OK I thought it maybe just that one. Recently the PC has started freezing. Yeeeh eeek. I decided to lookup if there were any fixes, and I did see firmware upgrades. I upgraded both and the PC still freezes.
Just for reference, I have a 3rd 64GB SSD from Kingston an SSDNOW V+ in a MacBook Pro which stills to still be working like a champ.
The SSD from the MacMini appears to be ok from Disk Utility but restoring backups onto it fail everytime. I was able to get an OS installed but it may not be hitting the areas that are bad. Not sure waht to do with it at this point.
09-19-2014 06:52 AM
I've had the exact same problem as everyone in this thread. Brand fujitsu siemens mobo, SATA1 controller. First it showed up in windows, but i couln't clone my old drive to this one. It said someting like "failed to write to sector". There were no bad sectors whatsoever. I also couldn't update the firmware. Plugged it out, and back in, restarted my PC, and managed to clone it without errors. The updating software still wouln't allow me to perform the firmware update. But my system was functional. Until the first freeze, while browsing the internet. Restarted the PC, and after about an hour or so, it froze up again, only the second time it didn't boot (i left windows installed on my second hard drive just in case). Didn't even recognise it. Wiped it, rebuilt the MBR, cloned again - still freezes. Last night i managed to update the firmware, and to my knowledge there weren't any freezes. I disabled turn off hard drive and hibernation in power settings.
Upon checking with crystal disk, i had quite a laugh: 5200 hours working. Keeping my fingers crossed, but i really doubt i'll be freeze free for long.
09-19-2014 08:52 AM
but i really doubt i'll be freeze free for long.
You should be fine now if you've updated that firmware.