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Intel Issues SSD Firmware Fix for Data Corruption

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 13 comments

Now you can play with passwords all you want.

Late last month Intel paused shipments of its new 34-nm X25-M G2 solid state drives due to a bug that would corrupt data when adding, deleting, or modifying the drive's password in the system BIOS.

"Initially we were told this might require a complete reworking of the drives, and that those we had gotten in were effectively unusable, but Intel was able to work out a firmware fix for the problem," the said OEM system builder Puget Systems' William George.

Now that firmware fix is available for download straight from Intel's download center page with its updating tool.

If you're lucky enough to have an Intel SSD, flash your firmware today and let us know how it goes!

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    MrCommunistGen , August 11, 2009 8:53 PM
    This article is stating that the firmware fix has been released, not that Intel was telling people that the halted shipments were due to a firmware bug...
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    Anonymous , August 11, 2009 11:51 PM
    So can I please buy one now?
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    Eggrenade , August 12, 2009 2:05 AM
    bluespotSo can I please buy one now?


    No, it still costs too much.
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    midnightgun , August 12, 2009 7:45 AM
    MrCommunistGenThis article is stating that the firmware fix has been released, not that Intel was telling people that the halted shipments were due to a firmware bug...



    Not sure of the confusion... That's what the article is about.

    It was previously reported and wide known that the shipments were paused due to this firmware issue.
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    back_by_demand , August 12, 2009 9:20 AM
    midnightgunNot sure of the confusion... That's what the article is about.It was previously reported and wide known that the shipments were paused due to this firmware issue.


    I agree, the previous article stated the shipments were halted due to the bug, it also says it in this article too

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    Late last month Intel paused shipments of its new 34-nm X25-M G2 solid state drives due to a bug


    Not sure what the confusuon is...

    Anyhoo, when the price is about a quarter of what they are now they may become worth the money. Performance is good, but then so is the latest Ferrari compared to my car, price is just too high.
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    rcpratt , August 12, 2009 12:28 PM
    They are perfectly "worth the money" now, although prices are sure to keep falling. I'm sure that any X25-M G2 user will tell you that they do not regret the money they spent one bit.
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    back_by_demand , August 12, 2009 12:45 PM
    I am sure any Ferrari owner would say the same.
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    rcpratt , August 12, 2009 12:56 PM
    A BMW would probably be a more accurate comparison. Except for the part where they're totally different.
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    back_by_demand , August 12, 2009 1:17 PM
    I think you have a point there, BMW drivers are arrogant bastards who think they own the road. Anyway, I was reading an interesting article about SATA controllers, if you have an SSD you may be giving up several percent of performance if you have a particular SATA controller on your motherboard, worth checking it out

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=270&Itemid=38
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    back_by_demand , August 12, 2009 1:47 PM
    Turns out the benchmarking utility was wonky, if benchmarking cannot work accurately with SSDs then it is all down to perception. Anyhow, I really like the idea of SSDs and the Intel or the OCZ drives look pretty sweet. Quarter the price and I will be a big-time adopter.
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    marraco , August 12, 2009 3:28 PM
    more important is to continuosly run TRIM in background, as the latest indilinx firmware update does with other SSD.
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    Anonymous , August 13, 2009 9:50 AM
    I've seen benchmarks of the new firmware suggesting a dramatic drop in write performance. Might want to wait for a while before upgrading