Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Intel Releases SSD Firmware Fix Resumes Shipments

Intel Corp. has resumed shipping of their latest consumer solid-state drives (SSDs) after resolving a firmware bug that causes data corruption is drives that had bios passwords set. The bug which we originally reported on late last month affected the companies new 34nm X25-M G2 "Postville" SSDs

Earlier this week Intel issued the updated firmware for the Intel X25-M and X18-M SSDs. The firmware as well as a brief description as to how to update it is available on Intel's Web site.

Intel introduced the new X25-M and X18-M SSDs on July 21. The new lower cost drives are being offered in sizes of 1.8 inches and 2.5 inches, with capacities of 80GB and 160GB. At the time of release, Intel said the drives delivered close to double the random write performance compared to their predecessors.

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