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Intel releases new firmware for SSDs

Fixes BIOS password issue

| Storage News | Posted: Aug 11, 2009 3:58 pm

There is more news in the world of Intel NAND flash this morning. Intel has released a new firmware for its newest SSDs to fix a corruption issue when a BIOS password is used in conjunction with these new drives.

 

The issue reared its ugly head when someone put a BIOS password in place and then changes the password or removes it. At that point the data on the drive becomes corrupted.

 

This issue is the latest in the saga of Intel SSDs, the last one was a performance issue where the drive becomes more and more fragmented due to write tables put in place to prevent inconsistent writes to the cells on the drive. This was evident in the X25-M drives and required a firmware to fix the problem.

 

While the issues are concerning it is good to see Intel working to correct them in a timely manner and not sweeping them under the rug like other companies have.

 

Intel releases new firmware for SSDs

 

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