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Old 06-30-2014, 03:06 PM
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Default NEW Corsair GS came with 5.40 firmware

Hi to all,
I have previously 3 Corsair 128GB SSD from GS serie. Three of them were 5.24. The fourth one came with 5.40!

How can I backup my NEW firmware and flash it to other 3 with 5.24 firmware?

I will put the new firmware to forum, if I can wrap it out!

They all are connected to Rocket Raid 2710 controller now.

Read speed 1,6GB and Write speed 1,0GB according to the latest Sisoft Sandra...
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:15 PM
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By the way, Corsair toolbox says: "No related info found for this firmware" right now!

So I can not use it for this purpose...
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:37 PM
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Your older drives may not need the 5.40. I don't have release notes but it's very likely that the newer firmware is simply for a newer BOM that has different NAND. The Toolbox is aware of this so if it says no update found, you are fine.
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No,
They are exacly and completely the same! I have checked two version of the drives by opening them...

I have also checked every little part on the pcm. Bit by bit, all components are the same...

Chips by Toshiba etc. Corsair_FieldUpdater_v1.36 did not accept 27586 to flash on the newer firmware. Put a red X to drive and halted the process!

My new one's signature is: 142-142-29404

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FYI since you opened up the SSD the warranty is null and void.
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Also, if you are not experiencing issues, there really is no reason to update the firmware. It's not going to change anything unless specifically stated in the release notes.

Goes back to the old saying, "If it ain't broke don't fix it."

Stinks that you voided the warranty by checking it out, but at least they are solid drives and probably won't die for a very long time! :P
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I never stop opening all my electronic stuff, I am a Radio TV & Film graduate, I don't only look to them outside!

I have found little differences inside the firmware. Solid Sate Doctor 3.1.1.1 (SSD Utility Suite) informs for 5.40 firmware that, Temperature 31 C (Min 24 C, Max 31C) If temperature rises from 31 C to 32 C, than Solid State Doctor says: 32 C (Min 24 C, Max 32 C)

But for 3 other drive info, having 5.24 firmware says: Temperature 31C (Min 127 C, Max -127 C) all the time.

Max temperature -127 C, How strange?

Probably such mistakes corrected at the 5.40 firmware!

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Corsair SSD Toolbox 1.2 information!

Current Version 5.40
Available Version Unknown
No firmware update information was found for this drive.

Current Version 5.24
Available Version 5.24
Firmware is up to date.
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I've just verified with engineering. As I previously suspected, 5.40 is ONLY for NAND updates. There are no performance gains or bug fixes in it.

At this time, if the toolbox says no update available, you are up to date.
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I currently have limited time, but it has performance gain at write speed. More than 50, lesser than 100gb.

I will install Windows 7 and see hard disc points what Windows will tell.

It is "NOT" only a NAND update, Mr. Moses!


If I can not find a solution, I will order an Eprom programmer, wrap out the bios chip, copy the contents, and force to write it over the earlier version!

But do not hope so soon, I will have a holiday, if still people don't have it, "at that time". I have no economical difficulties, so I can buy new ones, but not from Corsair this time. Samsung released new 850 Pro serie...

Corsair fell behind Samsung, GS serie have a Windows 8 trimm issue. I will also test trimm at Windows 8 with the new one! It will tell.....
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I currently have limited time, but it has performance gain at write speed. More than 50, lesser than 100gb.

It is "NOT" only a NAND update, Mr. Moses!
Did you secure erase when you updated the firmware?
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I haven't install anything in it, still empty!
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I am asking questions to hardware sites, such as tomshardware, they have tested this drives 240GB one, send photos, waiting for reply, maybe they can advice me a way to read out the new firmware!
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At this adress the top model tested have a 5.40 firmware, like I said!

https://www.google.com.tr/url?sa=t&s...qTxh_tXNQzb_aQ

It performs better than the previous 5.24 firmware!
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My 360GB Force GS still has 5.07 firmware, with no 5.24 in sight.
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