If you keep an eye out at the Crucial Firmware Update section this morning (22Nov10) you will be seeing a new firmware posted for the C300 RealSSD series. Having already had an opportunity to check it out, I can say that the f/w is available for all capacities and takes but a few seconds to install.
Looking at the change log of the file we received, the Version 006 firmware addresses the following:
- Improved power management
- Improved power-up behavior after uncontrolled power-down
- Improved full drive and corner-case performance
- Improved TRIM behavior
Note: This is firmware from Revision 0002 to Revision 0006. It will not work for updating between any other versions. If your drive has Revision 0001 firmware, then you MUST first perform the intermediate step of updating to Revision 0002.
Knowing what we already do of Crucial, we can guess that they fine tuned their TRIM and aggressive GC just a bit. As for the ‘Improved full drive and corner-case performance’, stay tuned as we test and update this release as well as testing in RAID later in the week.
WARNING: The firmware update process is done entirely at your own risk. Before initiating the update process be sure to backup or make copies of all important files. If the firmware process is interrupted your solid-state drive may not function properly.