Remember to check for firmware updates

My SSD in my laptop was starting to give errors and I was afraid it was on the way out. It did seem weird that it would be running fine but then suddenly start crashing after being on a while. I could reboot and it would be fine a while again. I was thinking maybe the controller on the drive was going out because when I booted up and checked for bad blocks everything was fine. Then it would start giving input/output errors and the like.

Then I finally read in the system logs /var/log/messages and noticed:

Oct  6 21:11:42 brownhat smartd[794]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], M4-CT128M4SSD2, S/N:04092000212003252014, WWN:5-00a075-103253014, FW:0009, 128 GB
Oct  6 21:11:42 brownhat smartd[794]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], found in smartd database: Crucial/Micron RealSSD m4/C400
Oct  6 21:11:42 brownhat smartd[794]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], WARNING: This drive may hang after 5184 hours of power-on time:
Oct  6 21:11:42 brownhat smartd[794]: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Crucial-m4-Firmware-BSOD,14544.html
Oct  6 21:11:42 brownhat smartd[794]: See the following web pages for firmware updates:
Oct  6 21:11:42 brownhat smartd[794]: http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
Oct  6 21:11:42 brownhat smartd[794]: http://www.micron.com/products/solid-state-storage/client-ssd#software
Oct  6 21:11:42 brownhat smartd[794]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], is SMART capable. Adding to "monitor" list.

Oh if that is it then that is perfect. I checked out the Tom’s Hardware link and it sounded just like the issue I was having. So I went to Crucial’s website and updated the firmware and it has been okay ever since!

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