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Well, before anything i wanna say hello cos im new to this forums.


It happened like twice some months ago and now.... once it was while i was playing and the other when the PC was idle'ng


BSOD..(it restarts) and woops:


Boot error. Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.


ok, i pressed crt+alt+del and then i went to bios and didnt see the ssd as primary boot drive it wasnt there.


restarted over again my pc and then it rebooted fine.


checked if the cables were bad, plugged them over again to make sure they were correctly plugged


and btw, didnt see any event logs about bsod, just that system was shutted down nothing else.


p8z68v-lx motherboard

force gt 120gb ssd (firmware 1.3 read that on intel rst software)


Thanks for taking a look.


(if theres any mistake on my language sorry for my english)

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before updating anything i'd like to know if the version 1.3 has these issues... and if i solve the problem i woudn't know it till xxxxx time cos this bsod's are not really frequent maybe once each two months.
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Fw 1.3 is old the next FW 1.3.3 if i recall correctly should fix the issue. but update the drive FW to 5.03 as that is the latest.


Changelog for 1.3.3

Fixed a rare condition when waking from slumber mode that could cause the drive to hang. This can cause a BSoD if the drive is the primary storage boot device.


Fixed a rarely occurring issue during S3/S4 cycling to handle marginal flash timing. This can cause a BSoD if the drive is the primary storage boot device.


Fixed an issue during a firmware update where APM would be marked disabled in identify.

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Toasted thanks for these reply, could u please explain shortly how to update the firmware of this drive.


after updating firmware should i clear the bios and the operating system (fresh installing OS)?


As i said this bsod isn't really frequent and it can be while im using the pc or not..


what does this mean: slumber mode (my config in w7 is to never sleep/turn off hdd

cycling to handle marginal flash timing

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There is a PDF file included with the updater with instructions on updating the firmware. If you don't understand it, feel free to ask.


If your drive isn't detected after updating the firmware, Yes, reset the BIOS to default by shorting the pins or by removing the CMOS battery and see if that helps.


Slumber mode


Power Management of the SATA Interface

The SATA physical interface (PHY) consumes a significant portion of the total power budget of the host or

peripheral electronics. SATA provides the means to place the PHY into reduced power modes. As

portions of the PHY are shut down to conserve power, the ability of the SATA device to respond to

commands is impacted. The SATA protocol therefore enables the tracking of the power modes of devices

and makes allowances for the added latencies required to wake up from reduced power modes.


The SATA specification defines three SATA interface power modes:

1. PHY Ready (PHYRDY) - the SATA PHY is ready to send/receive data

2. Partial - the PHY is in a reduced power mode; exit time can be up to 10 microseconds

3. Slumber - the PHY is in a reduced power mode (lower power than Partial mode); exit time can be

as much as 10 milliseconds

Source: http://www.sata-io.org/documents/SATA_Power_Management_article_final_04_08_2009.pdf

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I wanna say tha i updated succesfully the firmware of the ssd to 5.03 on my force gt 120gb without having to reset bios...


now the problem is that how do i know if that problem is gonna happen someday like before theres no testing way or smth?


thanks for the time toasted

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It is hard to say what will happen in the future, but for intensive purpose this version of the firm should solve the issue as you defined it. So if you continue to have problems I suspect it may not be the drive that is causing it.
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