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Intel Issues SSD Firmware Fix for Data Corruption

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!

  • Shadow703793
    Wow... this is old news. This was posted over at DT like 2 weeks ago. Slow day eh?
    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=15827
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  • MrCommunistGen
    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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  • So can I please buy one now?
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  • Eggrenade
    bluespotSo can I please buy one now?
    No, it still costs too much.
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  • midnightgun
    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
    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

    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
    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
    I am sure any Ferrari owner would say the same.
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  • rcpratt
    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
    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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