My old SSD hangs for several seconds reading the SMART log (or so I've been said) on boot and smartctl suggested an update:
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family: Intel X18-M/X25-M/X25-V G2 SSDs
Device Model: INTEL SSDSA2M080G2GC
Serial Number: CVPO017103J4080JGN
LU WWN Device Id: 5 001517 95932c119
Firmware Version: 2CV102HD
User Capacity: 80,026,361,856 bytes [80.0 GB]
Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical
Rotation Rate: Solid State Device
Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is: ATA/ATAPI-7 T13/1532D revision 1
SATA Version is: SATA 2.6, 3.0 Gb/s
==> WARNING: This drive may require a firmware update to
fix possible drive hangs when reading SMART self-test log:
So I followed the link and downloaded the update tool. But it doesn't boot on my system just freezing in the middle. The only option is to reset the PC, Ctrl+Alt+Del or any other keys don't work. The screen background turns green on the freeze (it's black initially). Photo attached, tried to add pci=nocrs to the kernel boot options as it suggests but no change. My goal is to make the system boot faster, now it takes about 5 seconds while detecting devices in AHCI and then another 5 seconds in the Linux kernel before starting systemd. I'd like to eliminate these delays.
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68A-D3-B3
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
RAM: 32 Gb
SSD: Intel X18-M/X25-M/X25-V G2 SSDs / SSDSA2M080G2GC
Model Family: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C
Device Model: Hitachi HDS721050CLA362
Serial Number: JP5570HF31KT8P
LU WWN Device Id: 5 000cca 374eafda3
Firmware Version: JP2OA3MA
GPU: GK104 [GeForce GTX 770]
Thank you for contacting our support community. We understand your situation regarding the Firmware update.
We would like to let you know that he have received similar reports by other users having issues using the Intel® SSD Firmware Update Tool when an NVidia* video card is present in the system. In order for you to be able to use the Intel® SSD Firmware Update Tool, we recommend you to follow the next workaround:
Workaround detailed steps:
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Thank you for answering. Unfortunately, the proposed solution didn't work for me. After selecting the native resolution (which is 1920x1080x32 for me, tried others with the same result) the screen goes black but the system seems to be completely frozen. I waited for 5 minutes and nothing happened, even NumLock LED doesn't react on NumLock key press. I also tried non-graphical resolutions like 80x25, in that case the outcome is exactly like before, the screen becomes green and everything is frozen, only hard reset works. I also tried adding "linux* 3" (without quotes) to the boot command but it also doesn't work with the exact same result, green background with white text. I suspect the issue is much more fundamental than just setting the framebuffer.
Is it possible to extract the tool from the ISO and run it in the existing Linux environment I use (Debian testing amd64)? I boot Debian from the SSD I want to update so it may not be possible directly, but I have other live USBs that boot fine.
Thanks for the reply.
We would like to inform you that the Intel® SSD Firmware Update Tool is an OS independent tool so you can not extract it. Since the workaround didn't work for you, we recommend you to use the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27656/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-Toolbox Intel® Solid State Drive Toolbox, however, this tool only works in Windows* based systems. You will need to connect the SSD directly to the motherboard as a secondary drive.