Crucial RealSSD C300 Firmware, Part IIIby Anand Lal Shimpi on May 6, 2010 7:19 PM EST
Poor Crucial. Although it started its C300 campaign on the right foot, posting some very impressive sequential read speeds thanks to 6Gbps SATA and ONFI 2.0 NAND, things haven't been so smooth lately.
First off, Crucial's timing was unfortunate as it was right around the time we started seeing SandForce make some noise. Secondly, while performance was good, my drive showed some performance and reliability issues within two weeks of receiving it. And third, the firmware update that was supposed to address the problems I had managed to brick some drives.
If you bought a C300 there was a chance that your drive would brick itself by just using it. If you used the firmware that fixed the aforementioned problem, then there was a chance the process would brick your drive.
Crucial just gave me an update on the situation and things appear to be looking up:
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reighnman - Monday, May 24, 2010 - link0002 is back up with a new update tool, hopefully we'll see some more testing :)
Golgatha - Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - linkCheck my post. I have a link to the firmware download page as well.
Drive is as fast as ever across the entire drive.
Ol'Bud - Saturday, June 19, 2010 - linkMy C300 was RMA to newegg and they were very supportive and paid it back.
Then it went on sale after the issues with firmware had been resolved and it was more than a hundred dollars cheaper,
So I re-ordered.
Everything is running just fine now.