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As you suspect, Google doesn't seem to think your drive is a likely culprit of that error. Too low a voltage for the CPU overclock seems a common cause. Possible PSU inadequacy if they think the hardware is fine at their end?
I have the same problem. Running Linux though so I'm getting kernel error messages instead of BSODs
I spoke to Crucil support who told me to try updating the firmware (I have MU01).
The firwmare installer are not working though, seems like the installer is only for M500, but I'm looking into it now. I will post here if I manage to update fw and it helps.
(I have Crucial_CT256M550SSD4)
If anyone have managed to upgrade firmware for this drive please let me know.
As the title stated, my thinkpad gets 2100etection error sometimes when I boot Windows and almost everytime I reboot my ubuntu. I mainly use ubuntu and when I need to reboot, I need to shutdown and press the power button to reboot manually to avoid the 2100 error. If you google "M500 thinkpad t440" you can find I am not the only having the problem,
A few days ago I received my new Crucial M500 240GB mSATA SSD (CT240M500SSD3). After installing it into my laptop (Schenker B513) I noticed my touchpad getting a lot warmer than before SSD installation (The SSD is installed right below the touchpad). Reading the device temperature with smartctl revealed > 70°C (yep, Celsius!) with a lifetime maximum of 79°C.
I called Crucial support but they told me that the device would break before reaching 79°C and that SMART values are not read accurately. However, I'm sure that SMART values are accurate because touching the SSD will burn my fingers in only a second. I updated the firmware from MU03 to MU05 which did not solve the problem. The SSD also runs hot when it is in idle mode: I booted Xubuntu 14.04 from a USB flash drive, left the SSD unmounted and observed the temps. After about 10 minutes the temps already exceeded 60°C without doing ANYTHING.
Tomorrow I'll get the chance to test the SSD in another computer and to measure the temperature with a thermometer to confirm that SMART temperature values are accurate. Until then I'd like to ask you: Has anyone else had this issue before? What are your temperature readings for the M500 and how hot does it feel?