Intel resumes second generation SSD shipments

Intel resumes second generation SSD shipments after issuing a firmware upgrade to correct a password protection bug

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Intel resumes second generation SSD shipments Intel resumes second generation SSD shipments after issuing a firmware upgrade to correct a password protection bug.
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  August 18, 2009

Chip giant Intel has resumed shipping its latest line of solid state drives (SSDs) after providing a fix for a data corruption bug.

Intel was forced to halt shipments of its new X25-M drives when users complained that the SSDs and data became corrupted after they assigned a BIOS-based password for the drive.

Speaking to Intel representatives in the UAE, WINDOWS has learnt that the company has made a firmware upgrade available on its website to correct the bug. The patch is available here. As a result the company has resumed shipping its drives to partners and retailers.

WINDOWS has received a second generation X25-M drive and verified that the new patch does in fact resolve the password protection bug.

Unfortunately, this firmware also has a known issue related to nVidia core-logic chipsets and Mac systems. This new bug sometimes increases the time it takes for these systems to recognise the SSD drive. In these cases Intel recommends applying the firmware update to the drive in a non-affected system to guarantee a successful upgrade.

Intel first released its new X25-M and X18-M SSDs on 21 July.

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