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Crucial M500 SSD firmware updates

Version MU05 Windows® 7 Updater Application (All form factors)

Released March 25, 2014

Version MU05 Manual Boot for Windows and Mac® (All form factors)

Released March 25, 2014

This firmware update addresses the following items:

  • Improved stability, Efficiency, and Performance during power state transitions
  • Improved handling of environments with unstable power supplies
  • Improved handling of environments with SATA interface signal integrity issues
  • Improved response time for SMART read commands
  • Corrected error handling NCQ Trim Commands
  • Corrected reporting of SMART Attribute 5

Firmware for the M500 (all form factors) is being updated from version MU01 to MU02. The M500 is updateable to this new firmware starting from previous versions using tools provided by Micron.This update will be mandatory cut-in for new product built in Micron factories, and is an OPTIONAL update for any drive in the field. For end users, it is recommended if the user is experiencing or wishes to prevent an issue related to the following items.

Warning: Crucial recommends that you back up or make copies of all important files before installing this firmware update. This firmware updated is done entirely at your own risk. If performed correctly, there will be no loss of system or user data currently stored on the drive. However, if the firmware process is interrupted, your solid state drive might not function properly. If the firmware update is done on a notebook computer, Crucial recommends that the computer is plugged in to avoid interruption.

Crucial Storage Executive (version 5.05)

Optimization and update utility

Storage Executive optimizes and updates your Crucial SSDs on Microsoft Windows computers. Supported drives: P1, MX series, BX series.

Storage Executive only available for 64-bit systems.

Data transfer

Clone your existing hard drive for hassle-free SSD installation on Microsoft Windows computers
Transfer your existing data for a hassle-free SSD installation on MacOS computers