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Old 08-21-2010, 04:13 PM
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Hey, just some info,
just recieved my new Corsai F80. With firmware 1.1 (guess thats sanforce 3.2.0). Atto shows normal speed (270/285 on os), while crystal, hdtune etc looks horrible. smart dont seem to work normal.
No BSOD, and the drive seems to work perfectly... so far.
ACHI + Gigabyte DS4 MB,
Hoping for a firmware so we can use smart + other benchmark than ATTO.

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Hey, just some info,
just recieved my new Corsai F80. With firmware 1.1 (guess thats sanforce 3.2.0). Atto shows normal speed (270/285 on os), while crystal, hdtune etc looks horrible. smart dont seem to work normal.
No BSOD, and the drive seems to work perfectly... so far.
ACHI + Gigabyte DS4 MB,
Hoping for a firmware so we can use smart + other benchmark than ATTO.

Tom
The firmware won't change the benchmark. The people that develop the benchmarks will need to update them for SSDs.
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waht about S.M.A.R.T?
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waht about S.M.A.R.T?
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We are working on this and at this time I am sorry I have no further information that what has already been stated.. When we do have an update it will be posted in the Firmware section.
Please read the following update from RAM GUY. The portion regarding firmwares relates to this thread. We will update the forum as we make progress.
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We understand that people are getting impatient on this issue, and I’m sorry we have not been able to provide a solution yet. Let me give you a summary of what we currently know.

First of all, we have received enough drives back to perform some meaningful analysis, and we have, in fact, been able to re-create this failure mode. However, drives that fail on a problem system work fine on other systems. It appears to be some sort of compatibility issue that only appears on a very rare combination of hardware and software.

We have been spending lots of time in the lab trying to find out what causes the failure mode – I/O driver, motherboard manufacturer, CPU, PSU, OS version and settings, SSD firmware, etc. There are lots of variables, and we have not been able to determine yet what causes (or, what fixes) this issue.

We have been in close contact with Sandforce, and they are working on this issue as well. We have sent entire platforms to motherboard vendors to get their assistance on the problem. This is a compatibility problem and appears to affect a very small percentage of systems; the scarcity of the problem makes it very elusive and time consuming to resolve.

If we had a firmware version that appeared to solve the problem, we would certainly offer it here. But we do not want to do so until we can confirm that it improves things (and, in fact, does not make them worse).

We understand that it is extremely frustrating to experience problems like this on performance hardware. And, we understand that lack of information is equally frustrating. So, we will start posting a regular status update here on what progress we are making.

We certainly appreciate your patience, and are working hard to resolve this issue!
Please read page 1 of this thread.
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The last update of this thread was a month ago, any updates in the matter?
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The last update of this thread was a month ago, any updates in the matter?
Yes, well this thread was initially referring to Sandforce version 3.2.0. Corsair has been using Sandforce version 3.2.0 in the Force series for a while (firmware 1.1).

It's the next release that everyone is waiting for now.
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1.1's not publicly available, so it's still referring to that release. It is already available on new drives from the factory, and there is/was a limited beta test of the firmware update tool.
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1.1's not publicly available, so it's still referring to that release. It is already available on new drives from the factory, and there is/was a limited beta test of the firmware update tool.
This is wrong information, After the end of August or the beginning of September, all F-series have version of 1.1.

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I am sorry but you are mistaken, please read through the forum you will see I have posted several times Force Series Drives manufactured since last month will have Firmware Version 1.1. The utility to update the Firmware has not been released at this time but we given it out on request as BETA.
Please I am not getting on you just making sure the proper information is posted.
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This is wrong information, After the end of August or the beginning of September, all F-series have version of 1.1.
Why is it wrong information? 1.1 is not publicly available, ie. somebody cannot download it and install it themselves without first requesting a beta trial of the update tool.
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Well sorry but yes it is, just posted this morning.
Force Series Update to Version 1.1a!
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Hi,

I have had a server with a firmware 1.0 F60 drive that I bought at the beginning of July. It BSODS with a device not found error every 1-2 days to the point where I don't even bother to reboot it anymore because it's just so unreliable.

3 months is a long time to wait for a firmware update. The only upside is the the Force series are getting such a bad reputation that their price has dropped amazingly. Pity they're not reliable.

How much longer?
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Goto the 1.1A firmware.
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Goto the 1.1A firmware.
1.1a does not really fix the BSOD and I would not use it in a server that needs to have semi-reliable uptime.

You can say that he can try the 1.1a but there's no point in giving him a false sense of security. If possible, umack, you should backup the data, remove the drive, and use something else until the next firmware release is out.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:58 AM
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Is there any news on the new firmware yet
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Post 1.1a? Nope.
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