Late last month, Intel released a firmware update for its second-generation 34nm X25-M solid state drive line that adds support for the TRIM command--which keeps SSDs operating at a higher level of performance.
Sadly, instead of getting performance benefits, some users running Windows 7 64-bit found that the firmware bricked their precious SSDs--definitely not the effect that anyone wanted.
Intel pulled the firmware following the failure reports. The chip giant today confirmed that it's been able to replicate the fatal flaw that has plagued users.
According to the Register, Alan Frost of Intel's NAND Solutions Group wrote: "Intel has replicated the issue on 34nm SSDs - X25-M - and is working on a fix."
It seems that Intel is asking for outside help to resolve this issue, as Frost added, "Intel is seeking direct feedback on this issue from members of the [Intel Support Community]... asking them to send their drives directly to Intel to expedite the analysis of the issues. This action will enable us to more quickly generate a resolution for this issue."